Associação Portuguesa de Bancos (APB - Portuguese Banking Association) - that has among its areas of activity the promotion of training in the banking sector- integrates Instituto de Formação Bancária (IFB) and Instituto Superior de Gestão Bancária (ISGB). Both have as a mission to strengthen the culture of the banking professions and foster the development of the Portuguese financial sector by improving the qualifications of its human resources.
Its purpose is to meet the training and vocational development needs of bank employees at different levels and in areas associated with banking. Its activity also extends to organisations in other sectors and it is open to individual enrolments. The board is responsible for establishing the terms and conditions on which non-members can take the courses offered.
Targets: Employees at banks, among others.
Instituto de Formação Bancária (IFB)
Types of Training
- Basic training
New recruits and employees with some experience, managers, commercial staff and account managers
- Intermediate training
Directors, supervisors and managers
- Training of candidates
This type of training was developed by the IFB in 1992, with the support and collaboration of the banks and Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional (IEFP - Employment and Vocational Training Institute). This project is also known as apprenticeship training and is for people aged under 25 who have completed the 9th but not the 12th grade and are candidates for banking jobs.
The IFB has an e-learning platform that enables students to learn in separate study modules or in integrated training plans - WebBanca.
Instituto Superior de Gestão Bancária (ISGB)
- Higher education
Professionals in the financial and other sectors, young people completing upper secondary school and wishing to obtain academic qualifications in banking and highly qualified people (directors and senior managers) wishing to further their knowledge in highly specialised areas in conferences and Executive Courses.