Young Bankers Programme

ProCredit Bank has established a reputation as a serious and responsible employer. We care about our employees and treat job candidates with respect and openness. We believe that respect should be mutual and expect applicants to show a serious attitude about their future. The careful choice about a future employer, knowledge of the company’s business, potential and goals are important prerequisite to a successful professional development in the future. 

The Young Bankers Programme allows our future employees to get to know us better as an institution, to learn more about our business philosophy, approach towards our clients and the principles we respect in our daily work.
 

The Young Bankers Programme consists of:

Since 2011, 225 people (in 11 groups) have participated in the Young Bankers Programme, of which 144 have been given a job offer after successful complete of the programme. 

  • A theoretical module in the form of discussion sessions with experts and managers of the bank, real-life case studies, role play, projects and presentations. It takes place at ProCredit Bank’s training centre.
  • A practical module where participants get acquainted with the main responsibilities of the bank experts working in ProCredit's branch network. It is conducted at our bank offices all over the country.
     

 

The Young Bankers Programme in Bulgaria is currently in its third year, and in 2014 it became a joint programme for the first time. Candidates from other countries such as Georgia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Romania have also participated in the most recent programmes, which have all been held in English.

All participants are paid a monthly stipend during the programme. In addition, the bank covers all accommodation costs while participants are at the training centre in Sofia, and the accommodation and transportation costs during the practictical elements.

Young Bankers Programme may be the beginning of a successful carrier at ProCredit Bank. Participants who successfully complete the programme may be offered an opportunity to join the bank’s team.

ProCredit Bank may at any time terminate participation in the programme for those who show an unsatisfactory performance.

   Theoretical module    


at the     

     training centre in Sofia     

 

     Society and business

     Sustainable development

     Time value of money                                        

     Accounting

     Globalisation and the environment

     Banking system

     Business and private clients

     Financial analysis

     Financial crisis


 

Practical module    


at the branch network     

   all over the country     

     The participants get acquainted with the work of the bank experts                  

     at the branch network

 

 

The Young Bankers Programme is looking for candidates who wish to work and develop professionally in a responsible and development-oriented bank. No matter what your field of study, your university, or your past work experience, you will be a good candidate if you meet the following requirements:

  • You want a long-term professional development with ProCredit Bank
  • You are interested in working in an international company and collaborating with people from other countries
  • You have a desire to implement what you learn
  • Your professional approach goes beyond merely meeting targets
  • You are able to work as part of a team and get along with others
  • You are willing to communicate openly and listen to others while being able to explain and justify your own point of view
  • You can maintaime full-time attendance during the entire programme
  • You have a good level of English

Mirem Efendi, graduate in Finance from the University of Economics - Varna
Expert Banking Services, Plovdiv-Maria Luisa

„The Young Bankers Programme is the right place for enthusiastic people who want to demonstrate and upgrade their qualities. All practical assignments and group projects pushed us to become more resourceful, inquisitive and committed to everything that happens at the bank.

It was challenging for us all different personalities with different personal qualities to learn to work together as a team. You cannot learn that at the university or at school.

I will remember my time in the programme for the many positive emotions I experienced, and the friendships I made will certainly last."

Pavlina Paskova, graduate in HR Management from the University of National and World Economy - Sofia
Business Client Adviser-Very Small Clients

„What made the programme unique was the smooth transition from being a student to having a future job. We were encouraged to think outside of the box and leave our comfort zones.

The programme gave me the opportunity to travel a lot and make contacts with colleagues all over Bulgaria. I can still see the benefits of the client meetings I attended during the programme today in my job at the bank. I am currently a Business Client Adviser and my job mainly involves meetings with lots of different people. I am glad that the programme prepared me for what was to follow."

Nikolay Zagorchev, graduate in Marketing from the Plovdiv University
Expert Banking Services, Sofia-Todor Alexandrov

„The Young Bankers Programme allows its participants to get acquainted with the institution from the inside before actually starting a job. You learn the objectives and the policy of the institution you are at.

The modules provide experiences, perspectives and the chance to meet different personalities. The banks' experts show you how things work in practice."
 

 

 

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