YES Bank, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, has successfully launched the 2nd Edition of YES Udaan. Udaan is an ambitious Five Year Project launched in 2013 by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) that aims to provide training and employment opportunities to the youth of Jammu & Kashmir in partnership with the Corporate Sector.
As a part of YES BANK’s Responsible Banking commitment towards Skill development, Capacity and enhancing Employability, the Bank has partnered in this initiative. Building upon the success of the 1st edition, this year, YES BANK received an overwhelming response from the youth of Jammu & Kashmir, receiving over 650 applications for Traineeship under YES UDAAN Program. 40 trainees have been selected to undergo a rigorous three-month customised “Certification in Banking Fundamentals” program anchored by YES SCHOOL OF BANKING (YSB), the Learning & Development unit of YES BANK.
The Orientation Program was inaugurated by Mr. Atul Bhatnagar, COO of NSDC. While addressing the students during the Orientation Program, Warren Patrick, Chief Learning Officer at YES BANK, remarked, “YES BANK, in its 10th year of Institutional Excellence, has steadily evolved its institutional character as the ‘Professionals’ Bank of India’. We aim to foster young leadership by offering them challenging opportunities. And we firmly believe that YES BANK is not just a great place to work, but an opportunity for entrepreneurial professionals to carve a career, pursue their dreams and own their future!” The Bank plans to employ all students who successfully complete this Certification program and final selection interview in its Branch Banking vertical. Trainees from last year’s UDAAN program have successfully taken up positions of responsibility within the Bank.