LAHORE (PPI) - Considering the importance of inclusion of young blood in different functional areas of the Bank, NBP has hired young, energetic and fresh graduates as Management Trainee Officers (MTOs) under the umbrella of its Management Trainee Programme . The newly hired Management Trainees have joined General Banking, Human Resource, Information Technology and Audit. With the current induction of 256 Management Trainees, the Bank has so far hired 1,400 plus high caliber business graduates on merit through rigorous selection process under the auspices of the Institute of Bankers Pakistan. Dr Mirza Abrar Baig, Group Chief Human Resource Management & Administration while addressing the new inductees of Batch XIV under the Management Trainees program said that the team work and positive attitude are at the heart of career building efforts of any young graduate. These two elements will help in achieving goals and meeting the challenges to come. Like any other progressive and dynamic corporate entity NBP is also strengthening its employee base in line with best international HR practices. We are focused on capacity building of the bank through induction of high caliber talent from the market and strengthening the functional areas after their comprehensive training. This will help improve the customer service and internal controls in the bank going forward, he added. Dr. Abrar encouraged the induction of females as Management Trainees through open competition and assured that female empowerment shall continue to be substratum of NBP policy.