PR Newswire | 19 Nov, 2013
NEW DELHI: TimesJobs.com and Finitiatives Learning India Pvt. Ltd. (FLIP), e-learning and certification services provider in banking and finance, have launched a slew of elearning certification programs in the fast growing Banking and Financial Services (BFSI) sector.
These online banking and finance courses are available on TimesJobs.com, and range across the entire spectrum of corporate banking, retail banking, international banking, treasury and capital markets, etc. The courses are self-learning in nature and are conducted online, with the final certification tests being conducted regularly at specific centers across the country.
These certifications have already been accepted and used by banks so there is an established proof of concept that these courses can help create an employable and skilled talent pool. Here is what Mr. Binoj Vasu, the Group Executive Vice President & Chief Learning Officer at Yes Bank had said, "FLIP has made an indelible mark in the banking certifications domain, and this is definitely visible when we interface with the student community. During our campus interactions, we have seen an exponential increase in the number of FLIP certified students each year, clearly indicating that they have accepted FLIP as a true value add to their knowledge levels as well as their employability chances."
"This synergy between TimesJobs and FLIP will be able to provide these certification courses to anyone with access to the internet on a PC," Vivek Madhukar, COO, TBSL (which operates TimesJobs) explained. Speaking about the current employment scenario in BFSI, he added, "There is high demand and low supply of trained manpower with banks warring for top talent - because core banking skills are not taught in most colleges or business schools. So employers are forced to make substantial investments in training to make their new joinees 'banking-ready'. With this program, we will help create a skilled and certified pool of industry-ready banking professionals."
"Hiring large numbers, especially in small town India, is a big pain point; due to high attrition, recruiters are reluctant to invest in training. This worsens attrition. TimesJobs has a huge database of jobseekers, across locations and experience levels. FLIP has scalable, high quality training and testing across roles in Banking and Finance - The combination will enable a steady supply of trained and tested candidates, across locations, to the industry: this program will change the way hiring and induction is done," said Anjali Mullatti, Managing Director & CEO, FLIP.
These courses fit perfectly with the TimeJobs.com career services section - StepAhead's mission of 'improving the employability of candidates and helping them in their career growth' (albeit, within banking and finance domain).
With this online eLearning system, a lot of ordinary graduates from smaller cities and towns, will be able to gain the necessary skills to work in the BFSI sector. Banks can recruit them with confidence because they have been certified after passing an invigilated exam.
FLIP's industry endorsed certifications will be available on TimesJobs.com. In order to educate aspirants about the certification programs and career opporunities in the banking sector, regular webinars and counseling sessions are being conducted.
Some of the career opporunities in BFSI that certified jobseekers could look at are Retail Banking Relationship Managers, Branch Operations Manager, Credit Analyst, Relationship Manager, Associate Corporate Banking, Credit Manager, ARM, Relationship Manager, Equity Analyst, Research Analyst, Financial Analyst, Institutional Sales - MF & Equities, Institutional Research Analyst, Forex Trader, Treasury Analyst, Equity Dealer, Wealth Advisor, etc.
The power of TimesJobs.com combined with the industry leaders in banking and financial services training and certifications will undoubtedly give job seekers an unbeatable edge.
Click Here for more details - http://stepahead.timesjobs.com/banking-finance-certifications
About Finitiatives Learning India Pvt. Ltd. (FLIP)
FLIP job-oriented programs are suitable for graduates, MBAs, CAs and working professionals. The training for these programs is given through self-paced interactive e-learning courses, which can be accessed at anytime from anywhere.
FLIP certifications are endorsed by leading banks and FIs like Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, IIFL, Kotak Mahindra Bank, etc. The programs cover specific verticals like branch operations, capital markets, corporate banking, consumer lending, etc. Its unique 'Smart Banker' program includes online simulator-based training on Finacle from Infosys - the software used by most of India's banks. In just 46 months since launch, 19,000+ users have taken FLIP's programs.
About TimesJobs StepAhead
StepAhead is a premium career service offering by TimesJobs. Other offerings under StepAhead include Resume Services, Resume Highlighter, Profile Verification, Career Astrology and Behavioural Assessment.
TimesJobs.com, a key job portal of India, is one of the best-selling online ventures of the Times of India Group.
Conceived and launched in 2004, TimesJobs.com currently has a candidate database of more than 20 million registered jobseekers across levels and functions who clock-in over 40 million page views a month.
Well-known for its product innovations and unmatched deliverables, TimesJobs.com has pioneered the concepts of Divine-I, TechGig.com, StepAhead, JobBuzz and a lot more.
TimesJobs.com serves a corporate customer base of more than 25,000 clients from across the globe. It has been serving clients like HCL, IBM, Yamaha, Godrej, HSBC, Mahindra, Bajaj Allianz, TCS, Thomson Reuters to name a few.
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