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Graduate Hiring through HCLs Training and Staffing Program

Dipesh Tiwari

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HCL Lucknow and HCL Madurai are two new subsidiary divisions, in Lucknow and Madurai respectively that have been launched by HCL for its specially designed Training and Hiring Program. The primary aim of this program is to provide fresh graduates with necessary skills training followed by assured jobs that will catapult their career towards a brighter future. HCL, being a huge international IT services company, constantly requires skilled and talented individuals, who are suited for the tough corporate world, to join its enormous workforce. This unique Training and Hiring program is a strategy by HCL through which they intend to create and maintain an active pool of skilled resources within the company. The program has been appropriately designed to give the requisite training and expertise to the candidates that would improve their professional as well as technical prowess and enable them to be competent enough to join HCL’s workforce.

Graduate Hiring

The Training and Hiring program takes in Engineer graduates irrespective of their specialization and equips them with the necessary skills and expertise required to succeed in the IT corporate world. The focus of the program is industry-oriented and it strives to prepare the trainees/graduates to become ready for the job. The duration of the program is 6 months. It is currently being offered at Lucknow and Madurai. The entire training program comprises the following categories:

  1. Technical training including software testing and applications
  2. Business Skills training including usage of right language and business communication skills
  3. Common Foundation training including proficiency in English and building an executive image
  4. On-the-job training that prepares candidates to work on live projects on a global scale

Selection Process

The selection process consists of three levels namely career counseling, an online aptitude or technical test and finally an interview. The course is of 6-month duration. There are three months of classroom training and three months of professional practice term. The eligibility criteria for joining this program is as follows:

  1. Candidates graduated in B. E / B. Tech (IT or Non IT) / MCA / M. E / M. Tech
  2. Candidates with 0-1year IT work experience
  3. Candidates with work experience in non-IT but willing to pursue an IT career
  4. Women who had taken a career break; this program is a great opportunity to resume their career
  5. Age or gender no bar
  6. Candidates with at least 55% (cumulative) marks in college degree

Career Paths

HCL’s Training and Hiring program not only provides domain knowledge and technical expertise but also speeds up an individual’s career to senior levels within the IT industry. The program offers the following technical tracks and specializations to its trainees:

Specialist Engineering Profile

Common Foundation Training on Unix, Windows, Solaris, Oracle& SQL and Linux prepares the trainee for a System Administrator role. They further have the option to specialize in the following:

  1. Windows Specialization - Training includes administration, troubleshooting and demonstrating enterprise usage of windows infrastructure.
  2. Networking Specialisation - Training includes introduction to networking, basic and advanced study of network protocols, VLANs and Inter-switch trunks, knowledge of switches, router study, EIGRP concepts VLAN based ACLs.
  3. Linux Specialization - Training includes multiple aspects of Linux operating system such as OS Installation, Service Management, File System Structure and Permissions, Intrusion Detection and Recovery etc.
  4. Solaris Specialization - Training includes multiple aspects of Solaris operating system like Solaris virtualization, ZFS, Hands Free Installation, volume management, advance patch and package management etc.

Software Engineering Profile

  1. Software Testing - Training constitutes different levels of testing and concepts related to software testing life cycle and usability testing. It also includes evaluation, performance testing and load runner.
  2. Application Support and Maintenance - This specialization requires although knowledge of Applications Architecture.

Interested candidates residing in and around Lucknow can apply at HCL Lucknow . Those living in and around Madurai can apply at HCL Madurai.


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