HCL’s Early Career Programme is an initiative launched in 2016 to arm students with professional skills to start their career at HCL and achieve financial independence early on in their career. Over 3000 students have been selected and trained by TechBee so far. As stated by an official on Saturday, HCL Technologies will be selecting at least 500 students from the Northeastern states like Assam for its early career programme.
Students with mathematics or business mathematics, who have passed their 10+2 in 2019 and 2020 or are appearing for exams in 2021 are eligible to appear for the entrance test.
The company’s corporate vice president Srimathi Shivashanka said that HCL’s Early Career Programme supports the “Skill India” mission of the government. Eligible candidates are required to appear for an online career aptitude test, and students who clear the test would be called for an interview. Once a candidate clears the interview, HCL will issue offer letters.
The main objective of this programme is to prepare the candidates both technically and professionally for entry-level positions in the IT domain at HCL. Selected candidates undergo exhaustive training of 12 months duration to become software engineers.
Once a student completes the one-year training programme, they can expect a salary in the range of Rs 1.70 lakh and Rs 2.20 lakh per annum, as per the job specifications. Also, students enrolled in this programme get a stipend of Rs10,000 per month.
Students working at HCL as part of this programme, have the option to enrol in higher education courses offered by institutions such as BITS Pilani and SASTRA University. The total training programme fee is Rs 2,00,000, excluding taxes.
During the training, students scoring 90% or above get a full waiver, and those scoring 80% and above get a 50% programme fee waiver.