As the banking sector struggles with bad loans, state-owned Bank of Maharashtra has said it will hire 1300 people, signalling its projection of growth of business.
Bank of Maharashtra, one of the oldest public sector banks, is recruiting 1,315 candidates in various posts across the country in 2016 – 2017. The bank is seeking candidates for various cadres including clerks, Probationary Officers at Junior Manager Scale-I, Manager Scale-II and Senior Manager at Scale-III levels.
Keeping up with the changing banking environment in India, the bank said it is also looking at hiring 300 clerks with agricultural (200) and legal (100) background and 15 security officers at the Scale-II level with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the armed forces.
For clerks (200 positions) the training programme is 6 months, while the junior managers (500 positions) will have to complete a year-long programme.
Manoj Biswal, general manager, human resource management at Bank of Maharashtra said, “We want people to go through training programme before they start working with us so that they are well-equipped and skilled, which we believe will help them adapt quickly to this diverse environment.”
Hiring across diverse fields will help the bank equip its human capital with special skills and a wider knowledge base across its pan-India network of about 1900 branches and 2.38 billion customer base, the bank said.
The bank requires candidates to apply online after which registered candidates are selected for the interview based on online test conducted by the IBPS assessing them on their reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude, English language and general awareness.