London, UK and Bangalore, IndiaMay 17, 2012:
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), today announced it will launch its ‘India Gateway' Internship Program for UK university students in July, 2012. The selection process will begin in July 2012 and the first batch comprising 20 students is expected to arrive in India in the second week of September 2012.
"Wipro's talent transformation group has been instrumental in tapping and nurturing over 100,000 talented individuals. We foster talent with a systematic approach towards career development," said Deepak Jain, Senior Vice President and Global Head-Work Force Planning, Wipro Technologies.
In order to qualify for the program, students should have a strong academic record, with Mathematics as a key subject. They also need to be engineering graduates or be completing the engineering degree in 2012.
Candidates will be selected through a rigorous process where they will be tested for problem solving capabilities and business communication skills. Wipro's Talent Acquisition team will interview shortlisted candidates before inviting twenty top performers to join the program.
This one-year UK-India collaborative training program will involve a three-month rigorous technology induction course followed by a six month on-the-job training with Wipro teams. In the last three months, the students will work with live project teams.
The course – a mix of classroom and practical training – is aimed at making students employable across the globe.
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 131,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visitwww.wipro.com.
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