We train people with essential management skills which includes developing excellent communication skills to engage with diverse clients and investee companies, equipping them with the know-how to support provide various business functions for a wide range of industries, and providing practical learnings through actual management experience at our portfolio companies. We offer opportunities to systematically learn the essential skills in business management such as consulting, finance, and marketing through YCP Academy that functions like an in-house MBA.
At YCP Group, our professionals come from diverse industries such as investment banking, consulting, retail, etc. Trainees will hone their skills and abilities in each business area by working closely with YCP professionals. As such, trainees gain not only valuable knowledge but also the necessary global aptitude from our professionals. We will tailor and customize each training according to the needs and interests of our trainees so that each individual will gain the necessary broad skills required to be a business manager, be it management consulting, marketing advisory, etc.
YCP Academy is a bi-annual intensive training programme in the fields of consulting, finance and marketing. It is conducted by senior YCP professionals who trains junior professionals with the expertise and knowledge they have built up in their specialised fields. In line with YCP Academy, we hold project sharing sessions twice a month for project directors to impart practical know-how from recent projects.
In order to speed up the growth of YCP professionals, we hold comprehensive performance review sessions bi-annually. Evaluations are done in a 360-degree manner to gather both quantitative and qualitative comments from their superiors, peers and juniors. It is a transparent and objective process where evaluation and feedback are shared among each offices for team members to be aware of everyone’s strengths and weaknesses. We believe that a mutual understanding of every individual’s weaknesses would foster a better environment for improvement and growth.
Evaluation criteria are set against 18 categories with 49 elements in both hard skills and soft skills that are linked to the Business Principles of YCP Group. The criteria differs between the different ranks and expectations are laid out clearly from the start to ensure that all professionals are aligned with the expectations of the firm.