Continuous Program to Build IT Talent & Enhance Employability of South African Nationals
Johannesburg, South Africa and Bangalore, India - February 7, 2013:
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT), today announced the completion of the first batch of its Internship Programme in South Africa and recruitment of 30 successful interns to work on live IT projects.
Wipro is focused on localisation of its workforce and is extending the company's global expertise in IT services to South African nationals. Wipro selected the first batch of 30 local students from leading South African universities to train under this project readiness program. These Interns underwent a rigorous training program for 3 months in Wipro's training centre in Johannesburg. The comprehensive engagement program entailed a curriculum that has been designed to address IT industry relevant skill sets, especially in advanced technologies.
“We are proactively exploring emerging markets as a part of our strategy to target high-growth opportunities. Africa has been one of our most dynamic markets to date and is a key focus for Wipro”, said Saurabh Govil, Senior Vice President – Human Resources, Wipro Ltd. “I am confident that this systematic approach towards career development will help build the local IT talent.”
Shailendra Singh, Business Director of Africa Region, Wipro Technologies said, “We recognise that enhancing employability of Engineering and Science graduates is a top priority for both industry and government in South Africa. The program is a mix of classroom and practical training and will allow students to capitalize on Wipro’s global expertise and proven track record in training and development.”
The program saw a zero dropout rate with the first batch of highly motivated students scoring above 75% in all the assessments. The Project Readiness Program was conducted by a team of trainers from Wipro’s global talent transformation team covering both technical & behavioural aspects. The Interns are excited and very proud to be part of the Wipro South Africa family. They have now been deployed in the various projects of Wipro in South Africa.
About Wipro Technologies
Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies 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 Technologies has 135,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com
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