Those having an aptitude for finance and an interest in opportunities in the mainland will flourish in a new sub-branch manager development programme offered by a local bank. Hang Seng Bank needs 10 candidates from Hong Kong and the mainland to train as sub-branch managers in a scheme that can last up to a year. The bank aims to develop a pool of high-calibre staff to support its branch network expansion in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Beijing, according to Janice Li, senior manager and head of staff training and development. The chosen candidates will be trained in subjects such as product knowledge, branch and sales management and leadership skills. Training will be provided in Hong Kong and the mainland through on the job coaching and classroom teaching. The successful candidates should have at least three years of experience in the banking industry, preferably in personal financial services. Applicants having a degree in business management, accounting, finance or a related discipline and a keen interest in pursuing a career in the mainland are encouraged to apply. This is a good opportunity for people with leadership qualities. The managers will oversee daily sub-branch operations to ensure regulatory compliance and internal control. They will lead the team to deliver premium customer service and achieve business targets. After the mainland experience, future roles could be in the areas of wealth management or corporate finance.