The overall objective of the Programme is to equip a pool of young high school graduates with knowledge and skills needed for entry-level positions in the Financial Services Sector, such as banks, trusts, insurance, accounting, law etc. More specifically, the programme will achieve the following:


  • Train students who show interest in a long-term career in the Financial Sector

  • Stimulate students’ interest in the work environment.


The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (BIFS) has partnered with the Financial Services Sector, The Ministry of Education and The Ministry of Finance, to better prepare grade 12 students for a career in the Financial Services Sector.


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Executive Management and staff of BIFS for giving me the opportunity to complete my G12 Financial Services Certificate Programme. It is an excellent programme for Grade 12 students. I have certainly gained a better understanding of the Financial Services Industry, which has helped me to make my decision to pursue a career in Financial Services”


Patrice Theophilus,
Most outstanding student for 2009 

  • You must presently be a grade 12 student to apply

  • Have a grade point average of 2.5 and above

  • Have obtained passes in Math and English B J C

  • Complete the application form which must be signed by the Guidance Counsellor or Head of Business of your school











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