Bharti AXA partners with Great Learning to offer PG Program
Bharti AXA Life, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups, and AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, today announced its partnership with Great Learning, a leading global edtech company for professional learning and higher education, to curate and deliver a Post Graduate Program in Life Insurance Sales. This program aims to equip learners with the required skills to kick-start a career in one of the fastest-growing domains in India - life insurance - and offers a full-time job with Bharti AXA Life upon successful completion.
The 8-month-long program includes 2 months of blended, virtual, and self-paced learning, with guidance from industry experts and mentors, followed by 6 months of employment with probation. Bharti AXA Life will also provide a provisional offer letter to the selected candidates at the beginning of the program. The learners get dedicated mentoring during their 6 months of employment with probation at a Bharti AXA Life branch.
The program aims to identify enthusiastic graduates (from any stream) and provide them with holistic training covering all essential aspects of the insurance industry, ranging from soft skills to personality development and the usage of new-age digital tools for better process management. Aspirants could be in their final year of college or have up to 4 years of work experience. It aims to make the learner job-ready with industry-relevant skills, and ready for Front Line Sales roles at Bharti AXA Life..
Commenting on the partnership, Dhanashree Thakkar, Head – Human Resources (Designate), Bharti AXA Lifesaid, “Over the years, we have witnessed a growing requirement for quality sales professionals and talent in the insurance industry. Further, given that life insurance penetration in India remains low, there is a significant role that they can play in distribution and scaling the adoption among customers. At Bharti AXA Life, we believe in creating compelling opportunities - both in terms of upskilling, as well as in terms of careers. We received certification from Great Place to Work® earlier this year, which is a testament to our sustained efforts. Through our collaboration with Great Learning, we aim to provide an opportunity that enables sales professionals to strengthen their skills further, thereby progressing on their career paths. We hope that the program will help them sharpen their knowledge and gain the requisite competencies for a long and rewarding career in the sector.”
Sarin Mohan, Head – Head of Distribution HR and Training, Bharti AXA Life Insurance said, “The pandemic has redefined the need for upskilling and showcased how professionals must stay at par with industry standards and gain competitive advantage by constantly adding new skills and capabilities. We believe that the learners will benefit tremendously from the program and build the critical skills required to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to insurance sales. As an organization, we are focussed on building a future-ready workforce and therefore, is constantly implementing initiatives to upskill our people. Our partnership with Great Learning enables us to expand our ethos to a larger audience and reach more industry professionals.”
Sharing his thoughts on this partnership, Ritesh Malhotra, Enterprise Head, Great Learning said, “We at Great Learning are thrilled to partner with Bharti AXA Life Insurance. This partnership will provide young professionals with growth opportunities in the burgeoning BFSI sector. We work with many Indian & international banks helping them transform digital & technology talent. The joint program with Bharti AXA will open up a new segment where sales professionals will be equipped with tools and knowledge to expand their insurance footprint across India. For Bharti AXA, this program catalyzes the talent recruitment and training process, reducing the overall turnaround time to hire fresh talent.”
Bharti AXA has been committed to driving innovative employee-centric practices across inclusion and diversity, prioritizing employee learning, growth, and well-being, as well as being consistent in delivering the brand promise to their customers. Bharti AXA Lifehas diligently invested in its people and workplace culture, thus building a strong network of over 33,266 advisers across 254 branch offices pan India and is committed to the core purpose of simplifying insurance in a complicated world.
Great Learning is on a mission to enable transformative learning and career success in the digital economy for professionals and students across the globe and to date has impacted over 5.5 million learners from over 170 countries. On the enterprise end, Great Learning for Business has transformed the workforces of more than 120 enterprise partners upskilling 35000+ employees.