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College First or Career First?

Why not start both at the same time?

Apprentice with a technology leader and pursue your education without debt.

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Instead of going to college to get a job, join us for a job that comes with college

Start your career in tech with HCL’s apprenticeship program

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About Us

HCL Technologies brings digital and engineering innovation to the Fortune 500 and many other companies. A $11-billion global technology leader, we’ve had an active presence in the United States for nearly three decades.

Not only do we bring best-in-class IT services, we embrace local talent to join our team. Now with government support and partnerships with national and local universities, the HCL Apprenticeship Program makes technology careers possible for many more young professionals.

Why Choose HCL Technologies?

Employee centric culture
Employee-centric culture

With long-term career opportunities, we invest in your future and cultivate our next generation of leaders.

Inclusive and diverse culture
Diverse, inclusive
Diverse, inclusive environment

Our inclusive environment taps a cross-section of society for change agents to lead us into a brighter future.

Socially responsible
Socially responsible
Socially responsible leadership

We serve these priorities: responsible business, redefine workplace, renew ecosystem and repay society.

Global exposure
Global exposure

Engage with a network of R&D and co-innovation labs, delivery facilities and 211,000 ‘Ideapreneurs’ in 52 countries.

Technology innovation
Technology innovation

A culture of invention, smart risks and relentless customer focus have fueled four decades of HCL innovation.

Comprehensive benefits
Comprehensive benefits

We support and protect our global team with competitive benefits for healthcare, education and other needs.

Careers Start Where School Ends

The HCL Apprenticeship Program creates new career pathways for aspiring tech professionals. If you’re a motivated learner, this unique opportunity is your door to a full-time tech job.

During our paid apprenticeship program, you’ll advance your knowledge through comprehensive technical instruction, hands-on training, mentorship and wraparound support. Upon completing the program, you’ll become a regular HCL employee, but it doesn’t stop there. With our 100% tuition assistance, you can leverage our nationwide academic partner network and earn your college degree without the burden of education debt.

Technology Apprenticeship Program Benefits

Start a Full Time Tech Career
Launch Your Career in Tech

An apprenticeship is the start of a rewarding IT career.

Gain Practical Experience
Gain practical experience

Gain skills and knowledge through facilitated learning and hands-on experience with real customers.

Earn Your Degree
Earn your degree with no
student debt

Upon completion of your apprenticeship, earn an Associates or Bachelor’s degree with zero debt.

Your Tech Career Starts Here

Get a job that comes with college tuition

This program represents our commitment to training the next generation of technology talent. Use this opportunity as a gateway to a career in technology and the chance to join one of the world’s leading IT employers.

Explore Jobs

HCL apprentices learn in-demand skills and get hired for range of roles:

Software Careers

  • Developer
  • Support Analyst
  • Test Analyst
  • Integration Developer
  • UI Application Developer
  • Salesforce Administrator

IT Services Careers

  • Cloud computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Network analyst
  • Service desk support

Are you eligible?

You’re eligible for this program if you:

Earned a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent (STEM track or technical coursework is highly preferred).


Earned an associate degree in any discipline, (this is not a requirement, but graduates are encouraged to apply).


Have not completed a bachelor’s degree in STEM or master's degree in any discipline.


All participants must also have a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and be authorized to work as either U.S. citizens or as Green Card holders permanently residing in the U.S.



Career building at HCL includes learning through fun activities in modern workspaces right from day one.


Learning something new, something different every day at HCL Technologies.


Quality of training and supportive trainers help strategize career goals at HCL.

Program Highlights

Program duration Program duration
  • The typical apprenticeship program runs about 12-15 months, but depends on job complexity and type of program.
  • After the apprenticeship, you’re on your way to a solid career in IT.
Compensation & benefits Compensation & benefits
& Benefits
from Day 1
  • Receive a paycheck from the very start
  • Comprehensive benefit package from Day 1
  • Wage increase after 6 months
  • At the completion of your apprenticeship program, you convert to a regular employee at a higher salary
Locations Locations
Program Locations
  • Frisco, Texas
  • Cary, North Carolina
  • Sacramento, California

We’re Invested in Your Success!

We, at HCL, truly believe in the power of positive transformation that education can bring in one’s career. HCL has partnered with Southern New Hampshire University to offer specialized higher education programs for HCL Apprentices.

Nationwide Academic and Training Partners

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 3,000 on-campus students, over 150,000 online learners and an alumni network of over 100,000—making it one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. Since 1932, SNHU has been meeting the needs of our students and the workforce, and now offers over 200 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that keep pace with new technologies and professional requirements. Recognized as a “Most Innovative” regional university by U.S. News & World Report, SNHU continues to reinvent affordable, accessible higher education.

Programs Offered:

HCL has partnered with Southern New Hampshire University to offer tech careers—with college included.

You don’t have to choose between college and your career. HCL now offers access to career-focused technology degrees from SNHU—a national leader in online education. Developed using the latest technologies and tools, SNHU degrees are designed to help you develop the skills you need to propel your career forward. Choose from a wide variety of programs and concentrations that can help you build a successful career in tech including computer information systems, computer science, cybersecurity, information systems and information technologies. And take advantage of SNHU’s 100% online format with no set class times—so you can earn your degree on your schedule.

Easy Application Process

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