Apprenticeship - Start Your Career in Tech with HCL's Apprenticeship Program | HCLTech

College First or Career First?

Why not start both at the same time?

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

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

Start your career in tech with HCLTech’s apprenticeship program

About Us

HCLTech brings digital and engineering innovation to the Fortune 500 and many other companies. A US$ 13.1 Bn 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 HCLTech Apprenticeship Program makes technology careers possible for many more young professionals.

Why Choose HCLTech?

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 224,700+ ‘Ideapreneurs’ in 60 countries.

Technology innovation
Technology innovation

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

Apprentices talk about their experiences at HCLTechTake the next step with HCLTech’s Apprenticeship ProgramTake the next step with HCLTech’s Apprenticeship Program

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

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

Software Apprentice

  • Software QA Analyst
  • Test Analyst
  • Support Analyst
  • Remote Systems Analyst (RSA)
  • SAP Functional Tester
  • Junior Test/Verification Engineer

Digital Foundation Services Apprentice

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Service
  • Cloud Virtualization & Access
  • Network Monitoring & Services
  • Security Management
  • Endpoint Security

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. If candidates cannot meet the 3.0 high school GPA requirement and have completed a higher education credential (college certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree), a cumulative higher education GPA of 3.0 or higher is acceptable. Candidates must be authorized to work as either US citizens or as Green Card holders permanently residing in the US


David Heacock

HCLTech helps participants develop their technical expertise, interpersonal skills and grow their professional networks.

Yasmine Tillman

The quality training and collaborative environment, help Apprentices strategize their career goals at HCLTech.

Program Highlights

Program durationProgram duration
  • The Apprentice Program lasts 12 months. The program is shortened to 6 months for those who have previously completed an associate degree in Computer Science.
  • After the apprenticeship, you’re on your way to a solid career in IT.
Compensation & benefitsCompensation & 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
Program Locations
  • Frisco, Texas
  • Cary, North Carolina
  • Sacramento, CA

We’re Invested In Your Success!

We, at HCLTech, truly believe in the power of positive transformation that education can bring in one’s career. You don’t have to choose between college and your career. HCLTech has partnered with Southern New Hampshire University and Purdue University Global to offer tech careers with college included! After successful completion of the apprenticeship program, HCL will pay employee’s tuition to earn a career-focused technology undergraduate degree.

Nationwide Academic and Training Partners

Purdue University Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It offers personalized paths for students to earn a degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus.

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 US News & World Report, SNHU continues to reinvent affordable, accessible higher 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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Undergo basis assessment
Complete Assessment
Video interview
Onboard orientation
Onboarding and
Global exposure
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Program and
Your Career

Apprenticeship registration is not currently available. The registration form will be reactivated when we begin recruiting for the next cohort.