All your TechBee questions answered

TechBee – HCL’s Early Career Program is an exclusive job program for students looking for financial independence after completing Class XII. Candidates undergo 12 months of training, earning a stipend of ₹ 10,000 during internship. They are then hired for full-time IT jobs with HCLTech at a starting salary of ₹ 1.70 – 2.20 lakhs per annum. While working, candidates pursue their graduation with BITS Pilani, IIM Nagpur, Amity University Online, KL University or SASTRA University.

The below streams are offered:

  • Develop Applications
  • Software Engineer
  • Coding
  • Testing Engineer
  • Analyst
  • Products & Application
  • Detecting Bugs & Running Diagnostics of Software Applications
  • Research & Development
  • Design Engineer
  • Product & Application Design
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Web Server Deployment
  • Process Automation
  • Security Policy Implementation

Based on the candidate’s performance in the initial months, he/she will be tagged to a specific stream.

The program is designed to prepare candidates for full-time jobs in 12 months

  • IT Foundation– Classroom training equips candidates with IT fundamentals, a pre-requisite for IT professionals
  • Training for the job– Access to interactive job- based Learning Management System (LMS), Simulations, Case based Practical Curriculum, Peer-based discussions, Performance and life coaches’ tools.
  • Internship– Hands-on experience in HCLTech global projects, that prepare TechBee’s to be IT professionals besides technology specific IT certifications

There are three easy steps:

  • Registration – Click register now and fill complete application form.
  • HCL CAT – Undergo a basic Career Aptitude Test consisting of quantitative, logical reasoning and language abilities.
  • Versant Test – Undergo a language abilities test including spoken English
  • Interview – Undergo a face-to-face interaction with HCLTech selection committee to prove your mettle.

Yes, candidates will receive all the study materials for the training program. They also have access to best-in-class Learning Management System (LMS), an online system, that fosters learning with peer-based discussions, online assessments, assignments and case-based submissions.

All the training sessions are conducted through a hybrid model – online and classroom at assigned training centers at Noida, Bangalore, Lucknow, Nagpur, Chennai, Madurai and Vijayawada. Students can avail hostel facilities wherever available while pursuing the program, although it is not mandatory to avail hostel services. However, this year the training is being conducted in a hybrid model – online and in classroom.

Candidates will be placed in IT Engineer job – development / testing / support roles which might include night shift jobs as well and in any location.

The job that HCLTech offers is solely dependent on the successful completion of this training program. On successful completion, HCLTech assures that suitable jobs are offered to candidates.

The course is designed keeping in mind the skills required for a person working at HCLTech. The vacancy at HCLTech is first ascertained in a scientific manner and then training is offered for those job roles. HCLTech is a global company; the standards set are in parity with industry standards. Hence, the candidate is capable of performing roles at par in other companies. However, though the recognition of the HCL TechBee completion certificate and the job offered is prerogative of other companies but the candidate is made job ready for the industry.

Candidates joining HCL TechBee will get stipend equivalent to ₹ 10,000/month during on the job training (Internship) period for out of pocket expenses.

After the successful completion of the training, candidates will receive a starting salary of:
₹ 1.70 lakhs (Digital Process Support) and ₹ 2.20 lakhs (IT Services) per annum.

After the successful completion of the program, candidates will get:

  • A job with HCLTech as a developer/tester/support/maintenance executive.
  • Relevant Job certifications from the best-in-class training center.
  • Health and life insurance benefits.
  • Opportunity to pursue work integrated higher education from BITS Pilani, IIM Nagpur, Amity University online, KL University or SASTRA University.
  • All others benefit that a regular employee gets post-employment.

Yes. Financial assistance in the form of a bank loan is available. To ease the burden on the candidates and their parents, we have tie-up with banks (such as Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Northern Arc, Gyan Dhan).

a. The Company reserves the right to cancel and/or withdraw the admission offer to a candidate at any stage during the program under any one or more of the following conditions:

  • If the candidate is found to have misrepresented information pertaining to the admission criteria such as marks, qualifications, degrees, work experience, certifications including, but not limited to, documents provided and the application form
  • If the candidate fails to pay the program fees as per the timelines
  • If the candidate is found to have committed an act of indiscipline, misbehaviour and non-compliance with regards to the rules of the Company
  • If the candidate fails, at any stage to fulfill the success criteria for the program as detailed in the offer letter

 

b. The candidate may withdraw from the program voluntarily at any time during the course of the program by providing a written request to the Company.

c. In cases, where the cancellation is initiated by the candidate voluntarily, the company will not refund program fees.

d. In cases where company initiates the cancellation, the refund is done on a case-to-case basis.

  • Minimum qualifying Class XII marks across the boards
    • 75%– Andhra Pradesh, NIOS, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
    • 70%– CBSE, ISC, Orissa, Karnataka
    • 65%– Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Punjab
    • 60%– Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Jharkhand
  • Mathematics/ Business Mathematics is mandatory with min 60% marks for IT roles only
  • A resident of India who has successfully passed class XII board exams in 2022 or appearing in 2023
  • Visit the job program section of the website to know more!

The selection for this training and hiring program is purely on merit basis. Candidates are invited to appear for an Online Career Aptitude Test. Those who clear the test would appear for Versant test, post that an Interview discussion, after which HCLTech will issue Letter of Interest/offer letter.

Candidates are advised to contact your assigned Counselors to confirm the status of your application. You can alternatively write to us at support-techbee@hcl.com and our team will get in touch with you.

No, there will not be any fee to appear for the Online HCL CAT.

You will receive an email on your registered email ID for the test dates on how to schedule your online exam. The registrations are now open for 2023 Class XII pass outs.

The exam is conducted online in English across all states in India.

You are requested to check your registered email id mailbox for the verification email and activate your account by clicking on the hyperlink provided inside the mail at the position “here”

You are requested to refer the Career Path Page for details regarding TechBee Program scholars future prospects.

You will be able to generate your own Admit card once you schedule your exam at the TechBee portal- Please wait for an official communication on your registered email ID on how to go about doing the same.

HCL CAT is an online assessment test designed to check your aptitude in areas of Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics), Logical Reasoning and English language.

Yes. Candidates upon completion of this training program and successful deployment at HCLTech have to enroll for a work-integrated learning program offered by HCLTech’s partner universities to complete their UG and PG degrees. At present, HCLTech has partnered with Amity University online, IIM Nagpur, SASTRA University, KL University and BITS Pilani.

KL University offers a 3 year BCA program.

SASTRA University offers a 3-year BCA program. On completion, candidates can enroll for 2 years of MCA/M.Sc.

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS) offers a 4-year B.Sc. program. Candidates willing to study further can enroll for Master programs from the same university.

Amity University Online offers 3-year BBA, B.Com, BCA and B.Sc. programs. University also offers 2-year MBA and MCA programs.

IIM Nagpur offers a 5 year Integrated Management Program. Classes for this programs will be conducted online.

Yes, degrees offered by all the partner universities are recognized by the UGC and various other state and national commissions.

Candidates must have completed the X, XII, and HCL TechBee program. Candidates, presently working with HCLTech can apply for these programs.

University Under Graduation (UG) Post-Graduation (PG)
SASTRA University BCA – 3 years MCA/M.Sc. Data Science – 2 years
BITS Pilani B.Sc (Design & Computing)- 4 years Click here
Amity University online B.Com/BCA/BBA/B.Sc. – 3 years MBA/MCA – 2 years
IIM Nagpur Integrated Management Program – 5 years
KL University BCA – 3 years

No. It is an integrated course offering, both UG and PG will have to be done in the same University.

The mode of the program will be informed to students upon registration.

HCLTech will reimburse the course fee partially for higher education. The reimbursement of the course fee* will be paid to the candidates, and the candidates will have to pay the fees to the university. Also, the course fee reimbursement will be done on a semester by semester basis, provided the candidate has cleared all the requirements of the previous semester. *The graduation course will be reimbursed for all candidates, but the reimbursement for post- graduation will be applicable only to candidates who clear a minimum performance level (GP and above)

SASTRA University fee structure:

  • BCA – ₹ 1,23,100
  • MCA – ₹ 1,23,100
  • M.Sc. (Data Science) – ₹ 103,100

BITS Pilani fee structure:

  • B.Sc. (Design & Computing) – ₹ 2,42,000
  • Master programs, click here

Amity University Online fee structure:

  • BBA – ₹ 1,27,500
  • B.Com – ₹ 76,500
  • BCA – ₹ 1,15,000
  • B.Sc. (IT) – ₹ 81,000
  • MBA – ₹ 1,50,000
  • MCA – ₹ 1,36,000

IIM Nagpur fee structure:

  • IMP – ₹ 19,53,540

KL University fee structure:

  • BCA – ₹ 91,500

He / she can submit the Application Form for a re-exam in accordance with the re-exam fee and Exam Schedule published by the university. The Re-exam fee is not a part of the course fee, hence the candidate will have to bear these expenses by themselves.

No. Candidates have to pay their course fee from their pocket. HCLTech will provide reimbursement of the same to the candidates.

Employees opting for UG or PG will sign a service agreement to work with HCLTech for 2 years post the course completion. Employees will have to sign up for this agreement only once; either post UG or post PG Before opting for any of the above-mentioned course(s), the employee must sign a consent form acknowledging the Service Agreement clause which will be binding post successful course completion.