TimesPro’s innovative short-term programme bridges the gap between formal education and industry requirements and assures you a job as well.
Fast Facts -
Course conducted by: Times Centre for Learning Ltd
Duration: 2 months
Eligibility: Graduates below 26 years. Minimum of 50% or above in standard X, XII and graduation
Fee: Rs.40,000 + service taxes (INR 44,944)
Selection process: Online aptitude test and interviews conducted by HDFC Bank and TimesPro
Job prospects: Will be absorbed byHDFC Bank as Personal banker – Sales, Welcome Desk/ Teller
Expected salary: Rs. 1.8 lakhs + incentives
A mere newspaper ad changed Arpana’s career path. This Mumbai-based girl was fretting about what next after BCom? To her surprise found a favourable ad, which said: “Times Pro Modern Banking Program with a conditional HDFC bank job offer letter.” It gave her instant high, without giving second thoughts, she enrolled for it! Today Arpana Marwah, 21, is thankful to TimesPro for giving her opportunity to join HDFC Bank Mumbai as Personal Banker Welcome Desk. “The best part of the course is theory based on real practical training. When I joined HDFC, I certainly got an edge over other newcomers. Most old employees were surprised that I know so much about banking.”
Emphasizing the gap between what students are learning during their formal college education, and what are the real requirements of industry, Deepak Lamba, President, Times Centre for Learning Ltd speaks his mind: “TimesPro bridges this gap by providing skill based training to young graduates thus making them job ready. With the effective use of technology, we strive to put the learner at the center of the learning process. This goes a long way to enable the student stand out in the crowd and make a difference.” He further shares the success ratio of the course, “So far 586 students have been given the conditional job offer, out of which 460 students are working with HDFC Bank and 117 students are pursuing the course.”
HDFC collaborated course
Two-month Modern Banker Program is a joint certificate program by TimesPro and HDFC Bank. The intensive training is imparted by the expert faculty at 14 TimesPro’s learning centres across India. The program prepares you to have skills to match the high service delivery levels that are expected from an HDFC Bank employee. You are able to perform 8 out of 10 jobs that are required to be performed by any employee from Day 1 itself!
The qualifying candidates get interviewed by TimesPro in the first round, followed by a final interview with HDFC Bank. So, in effect, students who enroll for the course have the prospects of a job with HDFC Bank at the commencement of the training program. Rajat Sharma, 21, joined the course just last month. With mass communication degree in hand, he worked with media industry briefly for 1 year, but he chose to move forward for banking career. Ask him why? “I feel banking industry has better growth compared to media. In last 10 weeks, I learnt all basics about financial composition of India, mutual funds, how to create saving and current account. It’s nothing which commerce could only understand,” says Rajat.
Job roles expected
Once the student completes the Modern Banker program they will be absorbed by HDFC Bank in banking operation roles: Personal banker – Sales, Welcome Desk/ Teller.
TimesPro HDFC partnership
TimesPro is an educational arm of the Times of India Group which aims to bridge the gap between formal education system and industry requirements. HDFC Bank, one of India's premier banks recruits a large set of fresh graduates each year in order to meet the demands of the growing sector and the consumer base. In order to create skilled professionals and to meet its specific staff requirements who are able to help consumer with their requirements from day one itself, HDFC Bank joined hands with TimesPro. It was launched in December 2013; the program engages the students and helps them to be job ready be productive from Day 1.
What course covers?
It comprises seven modules including basic principles of banking, accounting and finance basics for banker; introduction to HDFC Bank products and processes and basics of selling. He/she learn about products essential for interacting with consumer, such as mutual funds, current accounts, saving accounts; software such as flex cube is explained in detail. After the completion of course the student also goes through system training at HDFC Bank Training center.
Unique features of course
Simulation: Senior Facuty, Puja Dua who has splendid experience in banking profession including HDFC shares, “We conduct simulation exercises for students. Some sessions related to cash and clearing operations at banks are conducted in same way that student understand the actual situation of the bank.” Learners enact role plays with the help of various props after understanding the given hypothetical scenarios. This helps them get clear idea about what roles they are going to play in future in their jobs and how they can handle different issues.
Sessions by HDFC Representatives: HDFC Bank officials from HR and training visit the centres to speak to students. The officials update the students on HDFC bank and also take feedback on the course.
Soft Skills: Students are trained in selling skills, communication and customer service.
Highly interactive session: Course involvesrole plays, interactive lectures, case study, question based discussion, group presentations and games for better and simpler understanding of banking concepts.
Case studies: Case studies have been used in the course to help participants get a flavour of the real time scenarios and put themselves in that situation for arriving at a rational solution.
Fee can’t trouble you!
The students can also avail loan facility provided by the HDFC Bank, which can be settled once a student gets absorbed by the bank. This ensures that the student is independent and has no burden of the course fee.
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