09 March 2016

Programme successfully completed by 233 non-executive staff as CIMB continues to invest in employees’ learning and development


Kuala Lumpur: A total of 233 CIMB non-executives received their certificates of completion today for the second edition of the CIMB Accelerated Career Enhancement Programme (CIMB ACE), a comprehensive upward mobility scheme that upskills both clerical and non-clerical employees for greater productivity and improved career prospects.


CIMB ACE is a three-month programme that covers banking knowledge, soft skills and the English language. The programme includes a career progression framework that provides opportunities and incentives for further education. CIMB ACE learning modules are endorsed by Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK), which also provides SPEED – Structured Programme for English Enhancement and Development – a programme conducted by the university’s Centre for English Language for CIMB ACE participants.


At a ceremony held at UNIRAZAK today, Hamidah Naziadin, Group Chief People Officer, CIMB Group presented the top two trainees with their certificates.. The top two trainees are Mohd Zaidi Khamsan, a messenger with Group Cards and Personal Financing, based in Kuala Lumpur, and Stacey Michael Gom, a clerk with Consumer Banking Operations, based in Kota Kinabalu. Prof Datuk Seri Dr Md Zabid Abdul Rashid, President and Vice Chancellor, UNIRAZAK gave out the awards for achievement in English.


CIMB ACE’s objectives are aligned with those of PR1ME (Program Majudiri 1Malaysia) where government-linked companies commit to helping non-executives grow professionally, to contribute to the bigger goal of developing the country into a high-income nation.


In her address to the 233 non-executives who recently completed the programme, Hamidah said, “With or without economic headwinds, CIMB is an employer committed to its employees. We believe that for the company to succeed, there must be ample opportunities for personal growth and development, whether you are a non-executive, an executive or a manager. The CIMB ACE, which we launched in 2014, provides the perfect platform for our non-executive employees to develop professionally and personally in a structured environment. In doing this, we are also responding to the government’s call to boost employees’ skills and potential as outlined in the PR1ME initiative.”


CIMB ACE’s framework also provides funding for non-executive employees to undertake their diploma, advanced diploma, professional certification, or degree as part of their overall education and development. Staff will also be given cash rewards once they complete their studies.


Since CIMB ACE was launched in April 2014, 450 non-executive employees have benefited from it.

In celebratory mood after the CIMB ACE certificate and awards presentation ceremony were trainees Mohd Zaidi B Khamsan (third from left) and Stacey Michael Gom (fourth from left), who received awards for Best English Achievement and were also Best Trainees in their respective categories. Rose Leina Bt Razali (third from right) and Maslina Bt Kamarulzaman (second from right) received awards for Most Significant Improvement in English. On hand at the ceremony were (from left to right) Lim Lee Yong, Head, Regional Learning and Development, CIMB Group; Rohani Bt Mustaffa, Head, Regional HR Business Partner, Consumer and Commercial Banking, CIMB Group; Prof Datuk Seri Dr Md Zabid B Hj. Abdul Rashid, President and Vice Chancellor, UNIRAZAK; Hamidah Naziadin, Group Chief People Officer, CIMB Group and Prof Dr Samsinar Bt Md Sidin, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs), UNIRAZAK.