Postbank's internship programme, which is now being held all year round, gives the students and young professionals an excellent opportunity to gain practical knowledge and experience in one of the largest and most modern banks on the market, a winner of big prize of the Employer Branding contest organized by b2b Media.
The internship is paid; it has a flexible work hours – four or eight hours, depending on the students' schedule, and will continue from one to three months. The interns cam either work in Postbank's headquarters in Sofia, or in any of its financial centres in the country – Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Varna, Russe, Veliko Tarnovo, Svishtov, Blagoevgrad, Stara Zagora, Shumen and Gabrovo.
One of the major advantages of the programme is that it starts with an intensive training on the bank's structure, products and services, along with the consumer approach and service quality. Then every intern will be assigned a mentor, expert from the bank, who will introduce them to the specifics of the positions and will support them actively throughout the entire process of gaining the experience. Those who end successfully the programme will receive certificates for a passed internship and could be invited to continue their professional development in Postbank.
The attractive internship, which is being implemented as part of Postbank's corporate social responsibility to invest in the young people and the society for over 12 years, is mostly attended by students majoring economic subjects. Most often, they are students studying Business Administration, Accounting and Control, Finances and Banking Affairs in leading universities, such as the University for National and World Economy, Dimitar A. Tsenov Academy of Economics in Svishtov, University of Economics – Varna, American University in Bulgaria, foreign universities in the UK, Austria and elsewhere. The highest numbers of interns sign up for the programme in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Russe and Blagoevgrad. In the summer months, the bank welcomes young talents from other towns, such as Silistra, Vidin, Sliven, Yambol and Kardzhali.
"Our internship programme is the latest socially responsible initiative of the bank aimed at establishing a two-way connection between the business and education. It provides the students with an excellent opportunity for training, gaining of valuable practical experience, career start and prospects for a development in a leading financial institution. We are as flexible as possible about the starting date, the internship duration and working hours, because we do realize that the students should be able to combine it successfully with their education and we support them in that. Every year dozens of young people join our teams and later many of them continue working for us. We accept that fact as recognition for the excellent working environment that we create for our employees and interns, and that the young people see huge career opportunities in the company. We expect motivated students to join our strong team all year round, so that we can walk together the road of success," Postbank commented.