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American University in Dubai and Barclays Bank UAE Sign Agreement for the exchange of opinion, knowledge and expertise

The American University in Dubai and Barclays Bank PLC, UAE signed a memorandum of understanding.

Mar 16, 2010

The American University in Dubai (AUD) and Barclays Bank PLCUAE signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) enabling the exchange of opinion, knowledge and expertise between the two institutions. This enhanced cooperation will result in internships and employment opportunities for AUD students with Barclays Bank. Signing the agreement on behalf of their respective institutions were Ms. Peggy M. Awad, External Relations Manager at AUD and Ms. Amal Al BayariEmiratization Manager at Barclays Bank UAE.
 
The terms of the MoU cover many areas of cooperation between AUD and Barclays Bank including recruitment, sponsorship, exchange of knowledge, and training. In this regard, AUD commits to encourage students and graduates to apply for employment opportunities at the bank. Barclays Bank will, in return, provide AUD students with internship and summer time employment opportunities, provided that these students meet Barclays’ job qualifications.  On another note, AUD and Barclays Bank will be coordinating visits and presentations to exchange knowledge in relevant areas.
 
Signing the Memorandum of Understanding with the American University in Dubai, a respected and leading education institution in the UAE, enhances Barclays strategy of building a generation of business leaders at Barclays. It also highlights the importance we place on the role that our existing Emirati workforce currently plays within Barclays. We already have among our senior management team, a number of both male and female Emiratis, who contribute towards driving and shaping the business and we will continue to provide an attractive workplace for all our employees,” said Amal Bayari, Head of Emiratisation, Barclays UAE
 
Commenting on the newly signed agreement with Barclays Bank, Ms. Peggy Awad, External Relations Manager says:

The External Relations Office, consistent with the university’s mission, capitalizes on building and sustaining enduring partnerships with the corporate world that will in turn benefit the members of the University Community, most notably its students. We are proud today to add Barclays Bank PLC as one of our new partners in which together we successfully identified ways to nurture the students’ experience while providing them with opportunities that will ultimately add a professional dimension to their formal education.”