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Gulf Air and Bahrain Development Bank launch Pilots Training Finance Programme

Travel News Asia Monday, 9 July 2007

Gulf Air and the Bahrain Development Bank (BDB), have come together to launch a pilots training finance programme.

Education and training costs, particularly high-end technical disciplines such as pilots training and aircraft engineering, are quite expensive. We dont want cost to be a hindrance for deserving candidates, who cant afford. We appreciate the Banks initiative by providing opportunities for the citizens to develop their technical skills, said Gulf Air Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Mahmood Al Kooheji.

Under this finance programme, all expenses related to the training of selected candidates will be financed by BDB, while Gulf Air will select suitable candidates to undergo training in a reputed school through a comprehensive screening and selection process. Successful candidates will join Gulf Air at the end of the training. An amount of BD1.2 million has been earmarked by BDB for the programme.

This finance programme is an extension of Bahrain Development Banks educational financing scheme the bank started in 2002 to help Bahrainis earn higher university degrees in professional fields from local and international institutions, said BDB Chief Executive Officer Mr. Nedhal Saleh Al Awjan.

By providing necessary finance, we would like to reduce the financial burden of parents and guardians. The students can concentrate on their studies without any financial worries and, they only need to start paying back to BDB when they join Gulf Air as full time employees after completing the training.

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