The bright eager faces of enthusiastic young students and recent graduates once again fill the offices of CIBC FirstCaribbean across the region as the bank recently kicked off its summer intern program and a new longer immersion program. Curtailed for the past two summers due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the bank’s executives and staff were more than eager to welcome a total of 35 interns at their offices in Barbados, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago for the 6-week internship program.
The interns, drawn mainly from the University of the West Indies’ campuses at Cave Hill, Mona and St. Augustine, are stationed across a number of segments including, Digital and Client Experience, Operations and Infrastructure Services, Cloud Infrastructure and Architecture, Enterprise Security, Data Wealth and Data Science. In addition, to the summer internship program, the bank’s Technology and Corporate and Investment Banking segments welcomed 16 recent graduates and final year students of the University of the West Indies into its inaugural Technology TIIP CIB Jamaica Participants and staff member The Landings Resort & Spa recently treated guests to its in-house Carnival parade dubbed “Colors in Motion”. Held on Friday, July 22, a couple of days after Saint Lucia Carnival wrapped up, the event drew nearly three dozen guests to the property’s lawn where they joined staffers and were treated to pulsating Soca music, drinks, and dance.
The partiers even got a special performance from former Power Soca Monarch, Ezra, who had them sing along and dance to some of his popular hits. Sannicia Sammy, Assistant General Manager, The Landings Resort & Spa, said “Colors in Motion” was birthed by Aunty Cathy and Juan, the Coordinators of the Kids Club. “They created the name, concept, and costumes, and brought the event to life,” Sammy said. Meanwhile, Cathy Andrews, Supervisor for Kids Club, known as Aunty Cathy too, especially the children, said she, too, was excited about the atmosphere that the event created. “We love seeing the children and families together having fun. This is why we are here, to contribute to the creation of memories for our guests.” TIIP Participants Innovation Immersion Program (TIIP), which will see 12 young graduates working in all areas of the bank’s technology department for the next 18 months while another four will rotate through Corporate and Investment Banking for 12 months.
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