Banking is a profession that offers a rapid career progression and good pay and benefits. It’s also a challenging profession that looks to its talented new workforce to help boost the economy and restore public faith in the industry.
Jobs in Banking Sector
You can start working in a Bank as Trainee Bank Assistant, if you have three GCE A/L passes. To apply these jobs you should be IT literate, proficient in written and spoken English and have good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
Bank assistants act as an interface between the Bank and the customer whilst managing a progressive communication flow in order to establish profitable customers through superior customer service. They should ensure all transactions comply with stipulated and implied operational procedures and guidelines in order to minimize potential risks.
Banks have various jobs available in areas including commercial, retail banking, as well as support functions such as finance, human resources, risk, technology and marketing.
Career progression for Officers in Banking Sector
There is a well-defined career progression path in each bank. Performance and potential are key elements which determine this career progression. Most senior officials in banks started their career as clerk or Trainee Bank Assistant.
Start with Trainee Bank Assistant
Junior Management: Officer
Middle Management: Manager
Senior Management: Senior Manager
Senior Management: Assistant General Manager
Top Management: Deputy General Manager
Top Management: General Manager
Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka IBSL, established and managed by a Governing Board representing the Central Bank of Sri Lanka conducts several Diploma, Certificate and Degree Courses.
Several Universities and Institutes offer Banking courses, Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees.
Find Careers in Leading Banks in Sri Lanka
Bank of Ceylon
NSB National Savings Bank
Nations Trust Bank
Pan Aisa Bank