Wipro Launches Graduate Hiring Program in Australia
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced its first graduate hiring program in Australia for engineering and computer science graduates, of the 2014 batch, from universities across the country. As Australia is a key market, the company is committed to increase the local talent in Australia’s workforce.
The 2014 graduate hiring program is a core element of Wipro’s growth strategy in Australia and is a part of its global initiative to increasingly hire local talent in its markets of operation. Graduates, shortlisted based on their interview performance, will be hired by Wipro. They will then be enrolled in a six month training program that will be conducted at Wipro’s headquarters in India. This consists of three months of training in programing and technical skills, followed by three months of practical training by work-shadowing on live customer projects. On completion, the graduates will work as full-time employees in one of Wipro’s Australian facilities. Wipro has already started conducting interviews in various Australian Universities, as a part of this program.
Manoj Nagpaul, Chief Sales and Operations Officer, Asia-Pacific & Japan, Wipro Ltd. said, “Wipro is committed to become a leading employer in Australia and is keen to hire local talent and train them in the latest technologies and crucial skills required for the industry. This graduate hiring program is a significant step towards strengthening our commitment to the Australian market on leveraging the local talent pool.”
Wipro also has been working with the Australian universities to engage with and hire graduates through multiple channels such as participating in career fairs, campus placement and leveraging the universities’ own career portals.
Saurabh Govil, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Human Resources, Wipro Ltd, said, “The Australian graduate hiring program is another important step in our global initiative to localize our workforce and closely follow the programs rolled out across US, UK and Africa. Each of these are created specifically for the market and leverages Wipro’s industry leading talent development exercise and infrastructure. As part of the induction process, the graduates will spend six months in our corporate headquarters in India and will be trained in specific industries and technologies before they take on customer projects. The key mandate is to provide practical experience to the graduates.”
Wipro’s graduate hiring programs are uniquely structured with a strong approach to mentorship and frequent feedback to individual graduates. These programs aim to provide an invaluable platform for access to live client projects and Wipro’s best-practices.
Wipro has been present in Australia since 2001 and currently has over 1,500 employees in the country, servicing its clients. Wipro works with leading names in the banking, insurance, utilities, government, retail, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, oil & gas, natural resources and transportation sectors in Australia.
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Business Process Services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of over 140,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com
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