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Banking on skills for banking jobs


India currently faces a severe shortage of well-trained, skilled workers. It is estimated that only 2.3 per cent of the workforce in India has undergone formal skill training. With a demographic dividend of 65 per cent of our human resource pool under the age of 35 with about 12 million individuals expected to join the workforce every year, at least 80-85 per cent of this resource pool require additional skilling to make them job-ready and employable.



What are the skill sets required to get an entry-level job in the banking and IT sector?

The skill set requirements vary according to the industries’ requirement. Even within an industry, the skills required to excel in a certain role need to be unique and very specific to the role in question. There cannot be one generic answer for the required skills in an entry-level job. Yes, the candidate should be eager to learn and adapt to the demands of the role. Our in-built assessment process screens the candidates on their analytical, quantitative and English language proficiency before they qualify to participate in our programmes.

What is the minimum qualification required to apply for courses at a centre like HCL TalentCare?

All our programmes target engineering and non-engineering graduate students. HCL TalentCare’s clients have clearly spelt out the need for graduates who have completed their education with a minimum 50 per cent score in their 10th, 12th and graduation without standing arrears at the time of appearing for the programme.

What are the employment opportunities in the banking and IT sector?

As per an industry report, the projected employment for the year 2017 in the IT/ITeS and BFSI sectors is close to 4 million and 3 million respectively. The banking industry will witness a high demand of entry-level jobs in the next two years, with almost 40 per cent of entry-level banking jobs requiring skilled graduates.

What are the career options?

For entry-level roles in Banking, there is a module that will emphasise on skill training in critical job profiles like relationship manager, personal banker, banking operations officer, customer service manager, front desk officer and others. For entry-level roles in the IT sector the profiles that the student can get placed into include application support and maintenance, testing, infrastructure management etc.

How do you assess students’ skills before enrolling?

Graduate students who wish to enroll are required to take an admission test that would help in assessing their Jobability Quotient™ (JQ™). JQ is a unique composite measure developed by HCL TalentCare to assess and benchmark all the skills and capabilities that graduates need to be successful in a specific job role. The test comprises sections with questions to measure the quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, verbal ability, voice and accent of students.

What are the certifications that are provided to students?

ost programmes offer a bundle of market-accepted certifications covering technical, professional and English language skills and other top-of-the-line certifications in both IT and Banking industries. We have partnered with leading providers such as Microsoft and Redhat among other industry-recognised certifications that will help students

Is there an assurance of jobs at the end of the course?

At centres like HCL TalentCare, there are a range of staffing solutions that are aimed at enterprise clients. The sourcing for students starts only after requirements from the clients are confirmed. This means, in simple language, that the jobs are available in the beginning. All that the students need to do is join us, skill themselves and get that placement. We work closely with these enterprises to understand their talent need and have designed our skilling program in line with industry requirements.


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