Feb 16, 2021
For those looking to earn while they learn, the IT giant HCL Technologies is offering an early-career program for Class 12 students and those who have just completed school in Kerala.
The TechBee program is a “work-integrated higher education program” which prepares students for technical and entry-level IT engineering jobs by equipping them with future-ready skills.
The students who complete the 12-month training program will be offered a full-time job at HCL along with the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Shastra University or BITS Pilani. The firm will also partially or fully fund the fees depending on the graduation programme.
The selected candidates will have to pay Rs 2,00,000 fee for the training program. During training, students who score 90% and above get a full fee waiver and those who score 80% and above get a 50% fee waiver. To provide hands-on learning, TechBee includes paid internships to work on HCL live projects. The candidates will be paid a stipend of Rs 10,000 for the internship.
According to HCL’s statement, over 3,000 students have been trained under the TechBee programme and are now working with HCL. The programme was launched in 2016.
The programme is open for students who have completed Class 12 in 2019, 2020 or are appearing for Class 12 in 2021 with maths or business maths.
Eligible candidates will be shortlisted based on their performance in an online career aptitude test- HCL CAT and a personal interview. Each candidate will be assessed in areas of quantitative reasoning, logical reasoning and English language.
“Post successful completion of the one -year TechBee training program, students earn a salary in between Rs 1.70 – 2.20 lakhs per annum in accordance with the chosen job roles like software engineer, infrastructure management, design engineer or digital process associates roles,” HCL’s statement claimed.