HCL Technologies recruits over 500 people within six months | Sunday Observer

HCL Technologies recruits over 500 people within six months

4 April, 2021

HCL Technologies (HCL) which launched its Global Development Centre in Sri Lanka in September 2020 aims to create 3,000 jobs in three to five years. In continuation with its commitment, HCL Sri Lanka has within the first two quarters staffed over 500 amid the challenging pandemic.

These jobs are largely for Application and Product Development, Digital Technologies, Networking and Cloud Solutions and Infrastructure Services.

The company as part of its support for the government skilling mission has launched HCL TechBee – an early career program for A level completed students. The program equips selected candidates with future-ready IT skills, which otherwise are performed by IT graduates.Candidates undergo a year long training and apprenticeship to become software engineer / analyst.

Highlights of the TechBee program:

• Eligible students who wish to enroll in the program must take an online Career Aptitude Test.

• Students who get selected for TechBee get a stipend during their internship on live HCL projects.

• Candidates who complete the TechBee training program become full-time HCL employees.

• Post becoming a full-time employee at HCL the candidates can continue their graduation program at the Horizon Campus.

“We are delighted to launch TechBee in Sri Lanka,” said SrimathiShivashankar, Corporate Vice President, HCL Technologies. “The youth represent the future and skilling is the best way for local talent to take up the global demand in ICT positions. TechBee is a very disruptive skilling program and is a testament of our resolve to build a skilled and employable talent pool in the country. We are excited by the opportunities this country has to offer and we look forward to skill and scale our business operations. We have hired over 500 people in the past six months and we’re expecting this to grow dramatically.

We look forward to contributing to Sri Lanka’s nation-building activities and working with Horizon Campus in the years to come.”

SanjayaMohottala, Chairman of the Board of Investment, Sri Lanka, said, “It gives me immense pride to see the commitment demonstrated by HCL in developing the ecosystem for the youth of Sri Lanka. It is heartening to see that a global brand like HCL is aligning their programs to the mission of the government of Sri Lanka for creating a strong and robust human capital in the region.”