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Exclusive Interview with Sunaina Mattoo, HR of Bajaj Capital Ltd

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With a vision to increase employability amongst youngsters and impart vocational skills Bajaj Capital and TimesPro have partnered to offer graduates and working professionals an opportunity to elevate their careers with TimesPro's Wealth Manager Programme.

Bajaj Capital is backing the initiative by offering candidate a conditional offer letter to candidates who have enrolled for the course. On successful completion, the ICoFP accredited Wealth Manager Programme the candidates will be offered job with Bajaj Capital.

Sunaina Mattoo, Executive Vice President-HR of Bajaj Capital Ltd shares more information on the initiative in an Exclusive Interview with CareerIndia

1. Give a brief description about the Times Pro's Wealth Manager programme in association with Bajaj Capital.?

Bajaj Capital and TimesPro have co-created a joint certificate programme in Wealth Management. TimesPro has designed this exclusive programme customised as per Bajaj Capital's requirements.

The TimesPro's Wealth Manager programme comes with an in-built MFP (Master Financial Planner) certification. The curriculum of the programme is inclusive of subjects like Financial Planning, Financial Markets, Financial Mathematics and Financial Products.

It also involves study of real time case studies and solutions, client management, role play, soft skills accompanied with sales and advisory skills.

The curriculum of this programme is designed in a very pragmatic manner. It will give students a MFP Certification and will also enable them to increase their market value in the competitive world of finance.

For the selection process after proper and detailed screening of students through multiple tests and interviews, the shortlisted students receive a conditional job offer letter from Bajaj Capital.

This selection process is followed by 2 months of classroom training which is inclusive of 2 weeks of induction programme by Bajaj Capital.

The training is accompanied by 1 month of internship with Bajaj Capital. On successful completion of the programme and due clearance from TimesPro, the students will receive a joint certificate and final appointment letter.

On successfully completing the programme students will have prosperous chances of obtaining and holding a high level management position and will be able to accelerate their careers better.

Exclusive Interview with Sunaina Mattoo

2. How does the programme benefits graduates and working professionals?

After some time in a professional life, it is in human nature to conform to a certain repetitiveness and to stagnate in a comfort zone.

However, taking the wealth management programme compels students to come out of their comfort zone, deal with latest issues, apply the newest management techniques and allows them to constantly grow and rejuvenate.

The wealth manager programme provides an in depth financial planning education and training. It will qualify graduates and working professionals to guide people along the spectrum of Financial Planning.

The MFP educational curriculum is an outstanding starting point to ensure that students are competent enough to give right financial advice.

Graduates and working professionals can immensely benefit from the Wealth Manager programme as it is primarily designed for people who want to help individuals make prudent investment decisions.

3. How do you think this course help students to be job ready from Day 1 Hour 1 ?

Nowadays, Financial Planning certifications are a necessity. Financial Planning Certification are like the baseline standard that any BFSI sector expects it's employees to have. This is the credential that separates the amateur from the experts.

In order to advance in a leadership position or pursue a new career, the Wealth Manager programme will help students acquire new skills, knowledge and a holistic perspective over the financial world.

Acquisition of these skills, along with the training and internship programme of Bajaj Capital will further enhance the dexterity of students and will make them job ready from Day 1 Hour 1.

4. What is your perception about the vocational education system in the present scenario and how do you see it in future?

Earlier, vocational education was only seen as an acceptable route for those who weren't academics. However, now the myth is no longer valid. With the increasing demand for professionals, vocational education is now preferred over the conventional academic education.

Vocation actually means work-related. Vocational education and training enables a student to learn skills that will make them job-ready. Students with vocational qualification will have an edge in job searches, since they already have all the certifiable knowledge they need to enter any field.

Vocational education is not an alternative to academic education, rather it is something that provides students with practical skills and the essential knowledge they need to understand how to use these skills.

The future of vocational education system is really bright as it qualifies students to start working sooner, giving them the necessary experience which will complement their learning and at the same time it also enables them to earn.

5. Are vocational courses more promising in the days ahead ?

The increasing demand for people with the right skills and experience has made vocational courses more popular among students.

They are more beneficial than academic courses as in a short duration of time, vocational courses equips students with the right sort of knowledge and qualification, making them aware of the areas where there is most demand and encourages them to be more positive about their future careers.

6. Do you have prerequisites to pursue the programme? Explain on the career prospects of the programme?

A student should be a graduate in any stream with less than or equal to 25 years at the time of admission. Students should possess good communication and analytical skills as this helps them to settle in the curriculum of the Wealth Manager Programme.

Even post graduates students and final year students with awaiting results are eligible to apply.

A strong academic background succeeded with the Wealth Manager programme will enable a student to have a brighter career when it comes to seeking an employment across the financial sector.

As there is huge demand and dearth of certified financial managers, the Wealth Manager programme will open up the world of opportunities for the students in the financial services like never before.

7. So far how many students have enrolled for the course?

We are in process of attracting more and more students for this course and are also getting positive response.

8. In which cities are you offering the programme?

The Wealth Manager programme is presently offered in metropolitan cities i.e Delhi and Mumbai. And will be soon offered in other cities as well. 

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