HNB Assurance produces first batch of ‘S2O’ completers

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HNB Assurance recently initiated a program titled ‘School to Office’ (S2O) in which, the main objective of the program was to train and develop 100 school leavers/job seekers, thus, enhancing their skills enabling them to get employed.  From over 2000 applicants, 100 school leavers were selected through a written assessment to undergo the program. The program went on for six weeks which included 100 lecture hours. The program was designed covering 10 key modules such as transformation from a student to a professional, world of work, Business English, IT, numerical skills, communication and presentation skills, leadership and teamwork, workplace ethics and etiquettes, communication and presentation skills, service excellence, sales and marketing. The entire program was coined to allow the participants to develop the general knowledge and skills that are required to get into employment and also to perform well at work. Muditha Ratnayake received the ‘Most Outstanding Student’ award of the first ever School to Office Program. After receiving the award, she stated “The Program helped me to develop my personality and many other skills. The trainers were inspiring and they almost became my role models and I’m so sure, that this knowledge, experience and relationships I built will come so handy for many years to come.” HNB Assurance Managing Director Manjula de Silva stated, “Throughout this program adequate practical exposure on work life was given whilst they had the privilege to listen to real life sharing experiences of the Management Team of HNBA. We wish all our applicants to excel in their careers and future endeavours and I am sure they will apply what they learnt here when they rise in their respective careers. We are also expecting to set and maintain high standards for the second batch of the ‘S2O’ Program which will be a continuing feature of our sustainability agenda. HNB Assurance PLC is one of the fastest growing insurance companies in Sri Lanka with a network of 51 branches. HNBA is a composite insurance company with a rating of A (lka) by Fitch Rating Lanka for ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’ and ‘National Long-term Rating’.  HNBA is also rated within the Top 100 Brands and Top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by LMD and HNB Assurance, recently won an international award for Brand Excellence and HR Excellence and also won many awards for its Annual Reports at the award ceremonies organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, ACCA Sri Lanka (Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants) and SAFA (South Asian Federation of Accountants).