There has been an 8x increase in enrollments in beginner’s trading certification training from 2016 to 2021, finds a report by Internshala Trainings, the e-learning arm of Internshala, whichrecently brought out a report highlighting young graduates’ interest to acquire stock market trading and investment skills.
According to the report, 60% of the enrollments were made by learners to hone new-age trading skills practically, which indicates a growing risk appetite, interest in unconventional ways of saving, and willingness to build a hefty corpus over time.
Reasons for enrolling in an online trading course included wanting to understand concepts like share trading, financial and technical analysis, virtual trading, stock exchanges, market myths, and financial ratios. Around 25% of the students registered in the certified training programme with the objective of securing an internship or job opportunity in future.
Male and female candidates showcased a somewhat equal share of interest in learning trading tactics with 55% and 45% enrollments respectively. 65% of all these students, enrolled in the training, dedicatedly completed all the modules, assignments, and projects and achieved their learning goals.
The report suggests that the growing recruitment drives and career opportunities in the field of finance, trading, investment, and stocks is another reason why trading skills are gaining popularity among young graduates. Stock market management was the most popular profile among employers hiring interns in the investment domain, during 2020-21. Apart from core trading, organisations also posted internships for business development (sales), content writing, marketing, and social media marketing profiles in trading, mutual funds, or stock market-related domains.
“Trading is a valuable life skill that entices youngsters who seek financial independence, are tech-savvy, dare to face challenges, and are willing to take more risks. Our beginners’ trading certification training is a comprehensive programme designed to help students learn investment, buy their own stocks, get a job, or start their own investment-based business,” Sarvesh Agrawal, founder and CEO of Internshala, told ET.
“Through our training, young graduates can leverage the power of practice-based, affordable, self-paced, and accessible online trading courses, and become a professional at it. To provide them high-quality practical-first learning experience, our learners also get access to a virtual trading platform with virtual cash and real stock market data from the NSE stock market to constantly practice, strengthen their concepts, and master their trading skills.”