Over 5,000 staff of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, started the new year with a lot of cheer as the bank yesterday announced its promotion to new grades as well as salary upgrades with immediate effect this January. 
Those who are beneficiaries of this exercise will receive up to 170% increase in their salaries and benefits, whilst a good number have been moved to higher grade levels.

In a carefully planned restructuring embarked upon by the bank in the last quarter of 2019, UBA has transformed its grading system and processes to become one of the most competitive within the industry. The bank crashed its grade levels to 12 levels from entry level to the top of the pyramid where previously it had been 16 levels. This means that staff will now find it much easier to attain top leadership management positions at UBA as their careers progress much faster.

In a massive recruitment drive , over 4000 new staff members resumed in the  last week of December 2019 in Nigeria alone at the bank. UBA currently stands as the highest employer of labour amongst Nigerian banks with a staff strength of close to 20,000.

UBA’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Uzoka, who announced the bank’s new staff improvement initiatives to the excited employees , noted that UBA is continually seeking new ways to improve the fortunes of its staff as they are the backbone of the organisation .

Uzoka who spoke to the staff in a bank-wide live broadcast said, “As a leading financial institution, we do not take issues relating to our staff lightly.  We take great pride in being a listening bank that has the ears of our employees as they turn the wheels which make the organisation successful for our customers and shareholders. UBA recruits highly talented staff who perform at the best standards and deserve to be remunerated accordingly"

Continuing, Uzoka said "We have also taken steps to ensure that our bank remains at the top tier as it relates to talent pool. We want to train the best and we have crashed the grade structure to make it easier and faster for our employees to progress along their careers. With this new grade structure, it will be possible for a new graduate employed at UBA to rapidly chart their own careers and become GMD by the age of 36."


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  1. Good morning my name is Idogbo Ifeoma Esther, I am a new employee of UBA, I started working with UBA on the 2nd of September 2019,after passing through the 3 weeks UBA academy training school which invested so much in me, after the completion of the training I took the examination like the other trainees and I was successful.
    Since I started working on the 2nd of September 2019 in Effurun1 business office, warri , delta state, I have given my best and maintained the bank's 3 core values (EXCELLENCE, EXECUTION, ENTERPRISE).

    On the 3rd of January After close of work we were told to wait for a very important meeting which we did till about 9pm before my supervisor called me to his office and started explaining to me to resign that the bank is undergoing restructuring and unfortunately my name was the first name sent to resign, I was told to tender my resignation letter, my ID card,token and everything I work with.

    I would want to know the basis
    for this,I strongly believe there is a mix up somewhere because I am just four months old on the job, I haven't finished showcasing all my abilities, I believe there's still more I can do for UBA plc, I want to humbly ask management to look into this issue, I believe something can still be done about it.
    Thank you.
    Idogbo Ifeoma Esther,

  2. I am in boubt how can UBA recruit 4000 new staff alonf with promoting 5000 existing staff all this with salary increase of 170%! This is not real.


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  3. My daughter Miss Joy Anwuli Ubaru the best female student in Physics Department University of Jos, Plateau State sat for this UBA job recruitment for Marina Branch Lagos by early November/December 2019 and as intelligent as she is, she passed her test or exams with UBA and even went for their medical check ups it baffles me that resumption letter or email wasn't sent to her. But why, why will such an intelligent female science Degree holder not be given an appointment. This is what the white men can't do to their intelligence children infarct they look out for such brilliant children who knows science and give them a befitting jobs. Nigerians, Nigerians? Kai fear them. I am not happy with UBA. It is their characters and behaviours that made me not to present my account with them to my employer as my salaries account. She is in Lagos still hoping that UBA will call her to resume her duty. What a life in Nigeria, too bad. Yes too bad. Mrs. Margaret Chundung Uche-Ubaru Staff University of Jos, Jos. Plateau State. 08037174243.

  4. This is very interesting news for those servants who work in UBA in Africa. I appreciate the promotion of its workers.
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  5. How can I apply, I missed the scheduled interview. ##mail2beautybee@gmail.com

  6. UBA indeed, here was no report that U secretly pink-slipped a lot of than ten thousand staffs simply yes ternyte not seeing these ones Ab served d bank for 13yrs and that they Ab families to cater for, U are not bin honest on d facet of Ur pink-slipped staffs in the least. Pls d new staff’s shod be wise and vigilant too. Get assignment help online all university & colleges students.