6000+ sales jobs in one single bank!
Updated on May 1, 2014 - 2:29 p.m. IST by Team Careers360

Nitin Putcha, Vice President, ITM Group, finds himself in an enviable position now-a-days. Instead of chasing companies for jobs for his students he is chasing students now. “We are not able to find enough students to fill in the vacancies,” says Putcha.


What is on offer?

ITM Skills Academy’s Retail banking Sales programme is a short residential course (26 days to 2 months depending on the job profile). The institute says the entire training cost is borne by the employer at the initial stage. It is recovered once the candidate joins an organization. Before leaving the academy, the candidate has a Joining Letter in hand  says Dr. Kunal Nagotkar, Product Head, ITM Sales Academy.


Where can you study?

The programme currently runs in seven campuses. Greater Noida campus takes care of candidates from the North, while Warangal is for South candidates, Raipur for East and Central and Vadodara campus for the West zone. Other campuses available are at Bangalore, Chennai and Nagpur.


Is it easy to get in?

Dr. Nagotkar says, ITM receives around 1400+ applications per month out of which 650 candidates finally make it to the job profile. So on an average 50% of those who apply qualify. In an opportunity-starved nation like India, it is a good beginning. Candidates are interviewed locally and sent for one-month residential training programme to the nearest ITM Sales Training Academy.


Assure yourself a job before you get trained. Candidates get a good career start in sales

What is being taught?

The faculty says this programme changes a candidate’s attitude towards sales profile. The programme curriculum and training pedagogy are designed in such a way that it gives candidates a perfect blend of product knowledge, industry rules and guidelines, company ethos, soft skills, communication, and most importantly customer-oriented sales technique. According to JakirSahab, a former trainee, the programme has the  best infrastructure and training ever. “I will suggest all my friends to join this so that they can also reform their career,” says Sahab.


Are you on the bank’s payroll?

An interesting aspect of the course is that all candidates recruited through the sales academy are on the bank’s payroll and not on any third party payroll or on a contractual basis. Hence they are entitled to all organizational benefits. The job profile is related to sales.


What do I get as salary?

The average salary is from Rs. 1.6 to 2.4 lakhs per annum, depending on the location of work and work experience. Travel allowances, mobile expenses and incentive structures vary as per organization norms and are mostly exclusive of the above mentioned package.


What is in store for the future?

According to Prof. P.V Ramana, Founder, ITM group, from 2014-15, the ITM Sales Academy is expected to launch Probationary Officer Program at their Greater Noida and Vadodara campuses. Courses for other domains are also on the anvil. So here’s a course that gives a job even before you join. A tough job, but a rewarding one 

Courses and institutions






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Federal Manipal School of Banking (FMSB), Bangalore


Post Graduate Diploma in Management
Financial Markets

National Institute of Financial
Management, Faridabad


PGDM - Banking, Insurance & Financial Services

Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad


Post-Graduate Programme in Securities Markets

National Institute of Securities
Markets, Mumbai


CRISIL Certified Analyst Programme

CRISIL, Mumbai


Post Graduate Program in Global
Financial Markets

BSE Institute, Mumbai


Chartered Financial Analyst

CFA Institute, USA


CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Mumbai


Company Secretary (CS)

Institute of Company Secretaries of India


Charted Accountant (CA)

Institute of Chartered Accountants
of India


Cost Accountant (CMA)

Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India


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Banker Program

Times Pro, Multiple locations


PG Diploma in Retail Management,
PGDRB, IFBI Axis Bank Program

Institute of finance banking
and Insurance, Multiple location


Master of Financial Management

University of Mumbai


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Finance & International Business

Gujarat University


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Insurance (General & Life)

Institute of Insurance and Risk
Management, Hyderabad


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MSc - Actuarial Science

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General Insurance Law and Practice

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University, Chennai


Insurance Management

Pondicherry University



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