B Tech and BE degree holders form the largest segment of banking career aspirants, according to a survey by professional skill development firm TalentSprint. A large number of science graduates, too, aspire to a banking career, said the TalentSprint Survey on Banking Careers conducted online in September 2013.
TalentSprint also announced the launch of BankersChoice Online, a digital platform aimed at helping graduates prepare for 500,000 new employment opportunities expected in the banking sector by 2020. TalentSprint, funded by the National Skill Development Corporation and Nexus Venture Partners, is a company involved in professional skill development and talent transformation for banking and IT sectors.
Technology will be the key enabler in providing solutions to the banking industry facing a talent crunch, said S Ramadorai, chairman of National Skill Development Agency. "Technology platforms must play a central role in reducing skill gaps by increasing access to quality skill training for even those living in remote, far-flung areas. Online assessments, real-time feedback and certifications will further hasten the process of well-trained professionals entering the banking sector."
The survey of over 1,200 respondents in the age group of 20-30 across the country showed that 78 per cent of respondents see banking as a dream job and more than half of them are engineers.
While 74 per cent of the respondents said they need professional training to prepare for bank jobs, but only half of them have access to it.
Among women respondents, 80 per cent said they wanted a banking job.
Although training is currently offered to individuals in both online and offline formats, 54 per cent of the respondents believe online training can be more effective than classroom training.