Promoting Careers in Financial Regulation in Secondary Schools
The Al Masar strategy calls for the Regulatory Authority to reach out to secondary school students in Qatar to acquaint them with career possibilities in Qatar’s financial sector. To that end, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with two unique secondary schools on 23 March 2017.
The Qatar Banking Studies and Business Administration Independent Secondary School for Boys (QBSBAS) and the companion School for Girls are a joint initiative of the Qatar Central Bank and the Ministry of Education. The schools provide a specialised education to prepare 80 students in grades 10-12 for careers in financial institutions including banks, financial services companies, the stock exchange and financial regulation.
Under the agreement, we provide summer internships for select QBSBAS students; host seminars on Qatar’s financial policies and regulations at the schools; bring students to the Regulatory Authority on a regular basis for informal familiarisation meetings with Qatari employees from the core business areas; and recruit qualified students for our Al Masar Scholarship programme.
Al Masar Scholarship: Banking on the Future
To create a talent pipeline of future financial regulators for the next decade, we worked with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs to develop the Al Masar Scholarship for high school students interested in careers in the finance sector.
The Al Masar Scholarship was announced in the fall of 2017 to students of the two secondary banking schools, with the official launch of the programme, and first two scholarship recipients, in September 2018.
Internships for university and high school students
The Regulatory Authority offers internship opportunities to high-performing high school, university and post-graduate students to work in a professional environment while they are still working on their degrees.
We work closely with Qatar University’s Faculty of Law, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), other Qatar Foundation universities, and Qatari high schools to recruit motivated young people who are interested in careers in the financial regulation sector.
If you’d like to be considered for a QFC Regulatory Authority internship, please send us your CV via firstname.lastname@example.org