Welcome to the TAMAKAN Graduate Program!

Are you a recent graduate? Congratulations!


TAMAKAN is an immersive and innovative training initiative designed for young Kuwaiti graduates. This program is a result of a strategic partnership between the Creative Confidence and National Bank of Kuwait and marks the program's fifth year.


The program has been recognized for its exceptional contributions to young Kuwaiti graduates, has been distinguished as the winner of the prestigious title for "The Social work Pioneer Project Award”. This emphasizes our unwavering commitment to delivering cutting-edge initiatives that drive positive change and empowerment in the GCC region.


Our primary objective is to propel recent graduates to new heights of personal and professional development in preparation for their careers. TAMAKAN encompasses a comprehensive, full-time 10-week commitment, centering on tackling real-world business challenges and shaping innovative entrepreneurial concepts.


This journey is laser-focused on cultivating a wide spectrum of essential skills. These include fostering creativity, promoting effective teamwork, honing problem-solving abilities, nurturing collaborative aptitudes, sparking innovation, nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit, refining communication skills, cultivating a resilient and adaptable mindset, mastering leadership capabilities, and excelling in project management, among other competencies.

Previous Tamakan Programs

Tamakan Generation 1 - 2020

Tamakan Generation 2 - 2021

Tamakan Generation 3 - 2022

Tamakan Generation 4 - 2023

Who is NBK?


Since its incorporation in 1952 as Kuwait’s first indigenous bank and the first shareholding company in the entire Gulf region, NBK has been known as ‘The Bank You Know and Trust’. Thanks to the recognized excellence of its very stable management along with its unequivocal strategy, consistent profitability, high asset quality and strong capitalization, NBK, throughout the years, succeeded in building an advanced banking institution that offers a full spectrum of innovative and unrivaled financial and investment services and solutions to individual, corporate and institutional clients. NBK enjoys a dominant market share with a large and ever-expanding local and regional clientele. NBK also boasts Kuwait’s largest overseas branch network spanning many of the world financial and business centers. 


Testimonials From Tamakan Alumni 


"Life changing. Loved every part of the experience. And I will always be thankful and grateful that I got into Tamakan." -Saleh Almekaimi


"Challenging, learned different sides of myself. Got to know diverse people with beautiful minds and personalities. I am proud and happy to be part of a very unique experience that let me to learn and continue learning." -Asmaa Mallah


"It’s a great way to improve your skills, confidence and knowledge and a strong transition from being a student to working. It really helped me develop my innovative mindset and abilities, and gave me a broader perspective on life in general. We had a number of guest speakers who were outstanding at what they did, experts, professionals and people of high stature were all able to share with us their experiences and knowledge and give us life advice as well as career advice." -Tariq Abuqomasha


"You learn what they DON’T teach you in high school and university. It's the perfect opportunity to boost your professional network, self development, and establish relationships."  -Abdulaziz M. Akbar

Who should apply?

  • Kuwaiti citizens
  • Recent graduates from any major (bachelor's or master's) from 2021-2023
  • Currently unemployed and available for a 10-week commitment
  • Eager to learn and invest time and effort to develop. 
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Fluent in English

7 Reasons to Apply

  1. Improve your skills to meet the expectations of recruiters.
  2. Participate in an immersive and enjoyable experience.
  3. Unleash your potential and foster your creativity.
  4. Fast-track your personal growth.
  5. Acquire knowledge of the latest innovation concepts and tools.
  6. Gain practical experience at Kuwait's largest bank, NBK.
  7. This training is certified and provided free of charge

Program Outline

Important Information

  1. Seats are limited and will be given to the candidates who are best fit for the program
  2. The program starts on December 12, 2023 and ends on February 22, 2024
  3. The training hours are from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm for 5 days a week
  4. Full-time commitment to the program is mandatory
  5. The program is conducted fully in-person
  6. A certification of completion will be awarded at the end of the program
  7. The program includes press and social media coverage



Tamakan Alumni