Don’t be too afraid to give up the good to go for the great… -J.D Rockefeller
Daphne after spending four years on a job role as a junior level employee and team member came to a strategic point in her life in 2018.
It was her time to scale up the management ladder and become more accountable for bigger responsibilities. Simply put, one day she had been a team member doing just enough and reporting to her supervisor and now, she was about to be a manager, overseeing a team and reporting directly to senior management.
Moving from being a junior employee to middle management level would have been a welcome, strategic opportunity for anyone else, but certainly not Daphne. When asked, she mentioned that she hadn’t been well equipped by her workplace to assume a leadership role in the middle-management grade.
If you have ever felt stuck like Daphne, knowing that you should be more than a junior employee but you believe you do not have the strategic and technical expertise that middle management requires, you should join Sterling Bank PLC’s Management Development Programme (MDP).
The Sterling Management Development Programme (SMDP) is an 18-month rotational program for its mid-career employees. During the period, the talent will gain insight and cross border exposure to become well-rounded professionals, equipped with different skills and competencies to apply to different areas of the bank’s business.
This dynamic programme will also blend the candidates’ unique abilities with a bespoke development approach, providing them with the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the bank’s growth, work on diverse important and exciting projects that keep them on top leaders’ radars while continuously learning and growing their careers.
Given its unique people-culture, Sterling Bank is the perfect destination for talents looking to make a rewarding, developmental career switch. Amongst many reasons, Sterling Bank is a great place to work that put its employees first. In 2020, Sterling was adjudged as the Overall Best Workplace in Nigeria in the large corporates category awards organised by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Currently, there are more than 50 employees who have been a part of the bank’s accelerated programme for its high-performing employees called the Sterling Graduate Accelerated Programme (SGAP) and the Sterling Management Accelerated Programme (SMAP) which cuts across all grades.
Sterling Bank also offers other perks that include supporting employees’ entrepreneurial aspirations, mandatory annual health checks as well as many other benefits for its employees. In line with global standards, the bank provides its menfolk paternity leave to enable them to be close to their families, especially when a new member is born.
Move towards the rising sun, make this strategic career decision today that will positively influence your future. Click here to join the 2021 cohort of the Sterling Management Development Program.