MeDirect Malta has signed a new collaboration agreement with the University of Malta’s Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy (FEMA). As part of the agreement, MeDirect will become a partner of the FEMA Business Forum and engage directly with students to provide real insights into the banking industry, specific educational challenges, as well as internship and employment opportunities.
Emanuel Said, Dean of FEMA said “The collaboration agreement is a significant step in the Faculty’s quest to ensure that business students engage in contemporary research and learning as part of their preparation for the world of professional work in the banking sector. It is thanks to agreements like this that our graduates can relate immediately to the realities of work in banking and contribute positively in the shorter and longer terms.”
Francesca Farrugia, Chief People Officer at MeDirect Malta, said, “MeDirect has a number of initiatives with the University of Malta, MCAST and other educational establishments aimed at helping students, particularly those with an interest in finance and IT, experience the world of work and engage in study and research which is relevant to the current industry realities. This new collaboration with FEMA will certainly be a win-win for the bank, the faculty and, most, importantly, the students.”
As part of the agreement, FEMA students will gain preferred access to MeDirect’s Student and Graduate Internship programmes. These offer roles across the organisation, from banking, finance and economics to law, technology and marketing with the opportunity of fulltime employment once completed.