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  • Welcome To Alpha Development

    As a global financial training company we partner with your business to develop your people and meet your business goals. To do this we deliver tailored, experiential, interactive programmes designed to inspire, teach and develop the best talent.

  • Apprenticeships

    We are a government recognised provider of apprenticeship training, providing an interactive, fully experiential solution that allows you to keep training through any eventuality. By working closely with you we will help you to get the most value out of the government funding which is available for existing and new employees.

  • Direct Industry Experience

    In the last 15 years, we have delivered over 900,000 hours of training to over 150,000 students. Our team has an astonishing 1000 years collective experience, making us the leading financial training service in the world.

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  • Alpha’s Learning Technologies

    We ensure that our lessons are fresh and relevant by using interactive, experiential content.  Our new digital content is designed by experts to make  it easier to retain with practical applications that your students can immediately deploy or share.

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  • Experiential Learning

    Experiential learning encourages the use of real life scenarios and problems to make teaching engaging and relevant. We work with you to align your training to your business and teach real-world scenarios to make sure that our training has an impact.

    Mission and Values

What We Do

Graduate and
Interns

Professional Skills

 Sales and
Client Skills

Talent and Global
Leadership

From introductory to PhD/Quant level, from junior support staff to senior MDs – all areas are covered by our specialists with up to the minute practical, real-world insights.

Featuring up to the minute practical insights with real-world examples, our specialists teach across all levels, from introductory to PhD/Quant level, from junior support staff to managing directors.

This can be done face to face, but in these challenging times we have led the financial training industry in developing the very best digital, interactive, experiential training programmes that are designed to teach to the very highest of standards remotely.

By tailoring our training to your business, we can target 10-50 times ROI on all of our sales courses.

Our sales development courses are tailored to your business and markets as we understand that no two businesses, markets or geographies are exactly the same. Using self-awareness tools and psychometrics we develop each individual’s self-belief to bring out their full potential.

Our goal in training your sales team is to drive 10-50 times return on investment on our sales courses through this unique, tailored experience.

By teaching a balanced mix of financial products, professional skills and commercial awareness from day one, we deliver desk ready recruits. 

Our Graduate and Intern programmes deliver junior talent who can think for themselves. We teach them to lead, not follow, and to become responsible for their own learning, development and success. Alpha alumni get promoted sooner because they contribute more.

To give you insight into your team we provide a rich analysis of your graduates, not just test scores but an assessment of their ability around teamwork, professional skills, and investment simulations. To ensure that you get a true return on your investment, we ensure that your graduates are motivated, hungry, finance literate, and will contribute positively to your firm’s success.

We promote a mindset of taking ownership for one’s own career and development path. This is reflected in our belief that we should partner with your business; your targets are our targets, your products are our products.

We encourage all of our students to take ownership of their own career and development path and we work with you to drive a return on your investment in training.

To achieve this our flagship Talent programmes have hard targets around Return on Investment. Simple retention of trained staff alone should make our programmes profitable.

We use our decades of experience curating a ‘Business Challenge’ element, giving participants the challenge of solving real-life, strategic, cross-border cross-functional projects. Ultimately this delivers strong candidates for next-level promotion, value to your business and a happy team that is more likely to commit to a future with you.

How We Do It

CLIENTS

We build long term partnerships

We take pride in the fact that many of our clients partner with us over many years, seeing our services as a long term, profit driving investment.

Our clients include major established international investment banks, insurance firms, regional banks currently in high growth phases, and several large asset and wealth managers.

The breadth of our offering means our clients can use us across the entire employee lifecycle from campus recruitment to talent development.

Some of the institutions that have partnered with us to drive business impact include AIG, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Standard Chartered, DBS, Barclays, BNP Paribas Group, Capital Group, Citi, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Old Mutual, and UBS.

GLOBAL REACH

We are a global training solution.

We are a truly global business that operates from five global hubs: London, New York, Singapore, Wrocław and Sydney. We have trained in 6 European and 5 Asian languages, with more to come. This makes us a truly global business.

We recognise the differences in people and believe in valuing, respecting and using these differences to support and drive organisational performance. We use this knowledge and awareness to help build our partnerships and create our tailored training.

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

We offer over 100 years’ experience in the finance industry.

Our experience programme management team bring their expertise and experience in managing projects within Global Financial Institutions to deliver the best, tailored training, for your business.

We invest in PRINCE2 qualifications for all of our trainers, and train-the-trainer progammes to ensure excellence. This dedication to our own training means that we have the most skilled and efficient project managers in the industry.

Our project managers are responsible for running complex learning and development programmes and can run everything from needs analysis through to ROI assessment of your learning value chain.

PRACTICE IS EVERYTHING

Theory is important, but practice is everything.

We believe that classroom time is a valuable resource. So, we don’t waste it just on ‘teaching’. We ensure that it is 100% focused on preparing individuals to make a positive contribution from day one. With over 89 simulations to pick from, we focus on learning from experience.

In 2020 we have led our industry in setting new standards in online training, experiential learning and interactive programmes that allow flexibility in training, increase engagement and drive the best results. We want our students to engage with us, and learn from doing, and we seek to do this through  our online training to the very highest standard.

REAL RETURN ON CLIENT INVESTMENT

We see training as an investment, not a cost.

Our goal is to constantly demonstrate the value and worth of the training programme that you have invested in. To do this we monitor and measure the performance of our programmes in partnership with our clients.

We partner with you to align our training with your business needs and set ROI goals and SMART target to ensure that you see the value of our training and can easily communicate this return on your investment to your business.

GLOBAL FACULTY

We are a global business with local solutions.

As a global solution provider we understand the value of local knowledge when delivering our training programmes. The same content delivered in Mumbai and Manhattan may require very different training methodologies and need to be presented in different ways.

To ensure that our we deliver this local knowledge and maintain the quality created by our global presence, we have developed a network of resident local trainers in the UK, US, continental Europe and across Asia, covering all cultural and language challenges.

This means that we can easily meet your business challenges and deliver training programmes that meet your needs, wherever you are in the world.

What Our Clients Say

“Alpha Development was a true partner in the development of this year’s on boarding program. What started as a simple conversation about creative ways to deliver soft-skills training grew into a true consultation that took into account the holistic needs of the program participants and the business. As a client of Alpha’s, I always felt that our needs and the program were front and centre in any decision or idea. This gave me comfort as this was my first program at the organization and it was vital to find the right partner.”

Global Head of Analyst Development

"The Alpha trainers have not forgotten what it feels like to learn. I believe this is what separates them from the other training solutions offered in the market."

FX Graduate, US Investment Bank

"The breadth and depth of topics covered in such a short time is incredible. This is the real world practical stuff which we cannot find in textbooks."

Quantitative Analyst, PhD Programme, Global Asset Manager

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