In strategic partnership with the BIBF

Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company (gig Bahrain) & Takaful International (gig Bahrain-Takaful) to launch its first comprehensive Graduate Development Programme for fresh graduates.


As part of their efforts to support the development of the Insurance sector, the Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company (gig Bahrain) and Takaful International (gig Bahrain-Takaful) announced the commencement of its first Graduate Development Programme (GDP) on 23 May 2021, designed in strategic partnership with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), to provide fresh graduates with the technical knowledge and competencies to start their career in Insurance.


Designed specifically for Bahraini Nationals, the strategic talent management programme aimed at providing a unique career opportunity to fresh graduates seeking a professional career in Insurance. The programme will run over a period of 9-12 months dedicated at delivering a high-end on-the-job learning exposure both in Bahrain and abroad, complemented by relevant professional qualifications in Insurance and Digital Transformation, such as the Award for Certified Insurance Practitioner (ACIP) and the Digital Transformation Essentials for All. Successful trainees with exceptional on the job performance will qualify for an internal career opportunity within each of the respective companies.


The Graduate Development Programme will enable the talented graduates to apply academic knowledge to practical use, inculcate professional attitude, engage in networking to build professional relationships, and on a personal level, develop self-confidence and social skills and most importantly, identify potential career paths. The programme sessions will be delivered on BIBF “MyClass” e-learning platform.  


On this occasion, CEO of gig Bahrain, Dr. Abdulla Sultan stated, “The initiative comes in line with gig’s succession planning and corporate social commitment that focuses on community development with education being an integral part of it. Ample time and effort has been spent into tailoring this innovative programe and we will only choose the best candidates who will be trained and developed to become our future leaders. We’re delighted to partner with the BIBF as a leading authority in Insurance training in the region, to extend our support towards developing the future Bahraini workforce to gain important knowledge and marketable experience in their area of study.”


On his part Mr. Essam AlAnsari, CEO of gig Takaful stated, “We are delighted to run this first of a kind program, as a key element of gig Takaful’s mission to develop future leaders by focusing on individual career development and professional growth. We look forward to welcoming the students and wish them all the best for joining us.”


On his part, the BIBF Director, Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh, stated, “The insurance industry is facing one of the most profound disruptions in decades. Therefore, it is crucial to develop the best talent pool to bridge the digital skills gap and help empower the Kingdom’s Insurance sector.” He also added, “As part of our commitment to support the development of the local talents throughout their entire career, we are glad to work with Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company (gig Bahrain) and Takaful International (gig Bahrain Takaful) to launch this bespoke programme that builds on university qualifications to develop the next generation of insurance industry leaders.”


Candidates who are eligible and interested to find more about the program can visit the respective Instagram pages and follow the instructions on the GDP post: @gigbh and @takafulbh.