First Bank Announces Resumption of Technology Academy 2.0


Nigeria’s premier financial service provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the call for participation in the second edition of its FirstBank Technology Academy.

The application, which started on Friday, is open to individuals in Nigeria and the bank’s subsidiaries in other African countries, including The Gambia, Sierra-Leone, the Republic of Congo, Guinea, Ghana and Senegal.

Speaking on the programme, the Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, FirstBank, Folake Ani-Mumuney, said, “As a digitally-led financial services institution in Africa, we recognise the impact of technology in shaping the world in all spheres of human endeavours, including the global financial services industry. Technology is indeed the gateway to unlocking endless possibilities in the banking industry.

“We invite young graduates with a passion for innovation and a strong desire to create a positive impact on the banking landscape to join us on this transformative journey as we collectively contribute to leaving no stone unturned in plugging FirstBank to being the Bank of first-choice in the continent.”

According to a statement by the bank, interested participants are directed to a dedicated website to complete the online application process as the entry will be closing on 11 August 2023. However, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews and assessments to gain access into the Technology Academy in the coming weeks.

FirstBank Technology Academy targets young and recent graduates with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds.

The tech enthusiasts will undergo a comprehensive and practical programme exposing them to a wide array of cutting-edge technologies such as IT fundamentals, application support/development, cybersecurity and data science to strengthen their hands-on experience in digital technology.

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