About the Program

AltBank is a hub that champions creativity and innovation, dedicated to cultivating an atmosphere where aspirations are transformed into accomplishments.

Our Graduate Trainee Program serves as a launching pad for an exhilarating journey with AltBank. It presents an exceptional chance for individuals, such as yourself, poised to showcase their talents and leadership prowess.

Within this program, you’ll delve into a realm of possibilities, discovering how it can elevate your career trajectory and equip you to make a meaningful difference.

Eligibility Criteria
  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2:2
  • You must have completed NYSC.
  • Applicants must not be older than 26 years of age at the time of application.
  • If you are tech-savvy and you speak any or some of the following languages; Please indicate when applying; Java, XML, Android Development, Git, HTML, CSS, Kotlin, Go, 3rd party libraries (Android), Sketch, Figma, Illustrator, Adobe XD, InVision, Marvel, Framer… etc.
  • Only candidates meeting the criteria will be shortlisted and contacted.
  • We are committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, refraining from discrimination in our selection and employment practices based on race, color, religion, gender, nationality, political affiliation, marital status, or disability.
  • Please ensure all applications are submitted via the provided application medium within the respective application period. (We do not accept applications by email.)
  • Submitting multiple applications may result in disqualification.
  • At AltBank, our focus is on nurturing careers within an enabling culture where employees can thrive and excel, fostering diverse perspectives and innovative, sustainable solutions to real-world challenges. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment as an equal-opportunity employer.
  • Individuals with disabilities who require specific reasonable accommodations are encouraged to communicate their needs during the application process to ensure appropriate provisions are made.

As you gear up for an exciting journey where you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your passion, here’s what you can anticipate from our Graduate Trainee Program:

  • Phase 1: Computer-based Test
  • Phase 2: Pre-Assessment and Documentation
  • Phase 3: Assessment Centre
  • Phase 4: Final Interview
  • Phase 5: Foundation School

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Abubakar Muhammad Musa

Summary

Abubakar Muhammad Musa is currently a Sharia Advisor and Consultant for SHAPE Knowledge Services a consulting firm based in Kuwait. He has been involved in product development, Sharia research and approval of Islamic banking products for different clients. His work covers retail banking, corporate banking and project finance deals.

Formerly, Abubakar worked as a Researcher in different units at International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Besides his primary assignments in ISRA, he taught Shariah Rules in Financial Transactions to Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) Masters online Students of International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Malaysia. He also taught MBA and BBA Students different Islamic Banking and Finance Subjects at University College of Bahrain.

Abubakar holds two Diplomas with distinction, one in Islamic Law and the other in Arabic Language from Al-Imam University Riyadh. He also holds LLB (Hons) degree in Shariah from the same University. He successfully completed his (CIFP) Professional Masters Degree Programme at (INCEIF), Malaysia. He had his internship program on Islamic Banking & Finance at Fajr Capital in Kuala Lumpur. During the programme, Abubakar conducted research relating to product structuring and market development.

Abdurraheem Ahmad Sayi

Summary

Abdurraheem Ahmad Sayi is a legal practitioner and Consultant of over 16 years of active legal practice. He is currently the principal partner, A.A. Sayi & Co. (Qist Chambers) and Qadi, Independent Shari’ah Panel of Lagos State – a platform, through which he has delivered several judgments of in-depth analysis, widely applauded by leading legal and intellectual icons, including learned Judges, professors of law and Islamic Studies.

He is the Executive Director/C.E.O., ClearPath Islamic Centre (Incorporated), Lekki-Lagos and Chief Imam, SilverPoint Central Mosque, Badore, Ajah-Lagos. Fondly called Imam Sayi, Abdurraheem is the designate Chairman, Shari’ah Advisory Committee, Mutual Benefit Takaaful.

Imam Sayi has also authored a few works, some of which include: The Financial Obligations: a compendium of essays on monetary or material obligations under Islamic Law and Waqf (Charity Endowment): The Governing Principles.

He holds a Certificate on Improving Personal Effectiveness from the Lagos Business School (Pan African University) and he is a recipient of numerous awards and certificates of merits.

Abdulkader Thomas

Education:

Master of Arts Law and Diplomacy, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.

Bachelor of Arts Arabic & Islamic Studies, The University of Chicago.

Shariah Board Experience:

Bank Muscat Meethaq (2013 – 2017)

Sterling Bank Nigeria (Since 2013)

University Bank, USA (Since 2006)

Summary

Abdulkader Thomas has over 35 years of diversified financial services experience in major markets. With a Master of Arts Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and a BA in Arabic & Islamic Studies from The University of Chicago. His areas of activity have included trade finance, real estate finance, securities and alternative finance.

As the general manager of a foreign bank branch in New York, he secured the first US regulatory approvals of Islamic mortgage and instalment credit/sale as banking instruments. Later, he secured US regulatory approval for profit sharing deposits. Abdulkader has been involved in the successful implementation of these products in the US market. With more than 17years Shariah Board Experience in Bank Muscat Meethaq, Sterling Bank Nigeria and University Bank USA, Abdulkader has worked on IFTA projects in Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, and an authority on Islamic deal structures and securities.

He also serves as a director of Alkhabeer Capital in Jeddah and Chairman of Alkhabeer (DIFC). He is a member of the international advisory board of the Securities Commission of Malaysia, a published author, and an active speaker on Islamic finance.