Soaring confidence drives expansion plan

PUBLISHED : Friday, 26 February, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 26 February, 2010, 12:00am

Although 2009 was a challenging year for business, AXA managed to come through largely unscathed, and the company is now planning to expand with the addition of a significant number of financial consultants in the coming months.

'Hong Kong has proven to be one of the areas which has rebounded swiftly from the financial tsunami,' says Alger Fung, chief agency officer at AXA Hong Kong. 'We are full of confidence about the local business; that's why we need more talent.'

The company is looking for people with a passionate interest in the finance sector and who are keen to build a career. Experienced hires must have the relevant licences for selling financial products, while fresh graduates from any discipline are welcome to apply.

It is also important for potential candidates to have an outgoing personality, a high level of integrity and excellent people skills. 'Our target is to become the preferred company within the industry by 2012, so we have to make sure we hire the right people,' Fung says.

New joiners will go through appropriate training courses. For recent graduates, that means joining a 'Fast-Track' programme which will cover such things as product knowledge, selling techniques, and conducting a financial needs analysis for clients. The programme lasts for one year.

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AXA is recruiting financial consultants with no upper limit on the possible number

Fresh graduates will join the one-year 'Fast-Track' training programme

How much you earn

Senior vice-president

HK$100,000+

12 years or more

Vice-president

HK$70,000 to HK$100,000

10 to 12 years

Assistant vice-president

HK$41,600 to HK$65,000

Six to 10 years

Associate

HK$25,000 to HK$37,500

Three to five years

Analyst

HK$15,000 to HK$25,000

Entry-level

Source: Ambition