NEW YORK and NOIDA, INDIA, Nov. 10, 2021 — HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, announced its apprenticeship program in the United States, focused on hiring high school graduates into full-time technology jobs that would otherwise be inaccessible. Upon successfully completing the program, apprentices will be offered full-time employment at HCL and have the opportunity to concurrently pursue a debt-free college education.
HCL’s apprenticeship program provides full pay and benefits, enabling candidates to begin their technology career in software development and testing, digital and cloud services, infrastructure delivery and engineering -- with positions available at multiple global innovation and delivery centers in California, Connecticut, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The HCL Apprenticeship is part of Rise at HCL, the company’s North American early career and training program.
“At HCL, we understand how vital it is to invest in tomorrow’s technology leaders, and we are thrilled to create opportunities for our apprentices to grow their careers at HCL,” said Ramachandran Sundarajan, Executive Vice President, HCL Technologies. “This program furthers our pledge to hire and train the nation’s next generation of skilled technology talent – while freeing them from the burden of education debt.”
Program participants will gain access to facilitated learning and on-the-job training to help develop the skills and competencies needed for a long and fruitful technology career. Participants will enroll in their choice of an associate or bachelor’s degree program in STEM – to be fully funded by HCL – at a college or university that is part of HCL’s nationwide academic partner network. A key partner for the program is Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), a private, nonprofit institution and leader in online education that offers more than 200 accredited degree programs.
HCL is committed to championing non-degreed and non-STEM associate degreed individuals to become job-ready and making employment in the tech field more equitable and accessible to all, without regard to gender, race or socio-economic background. The HCL Apprenticeship Program complements HCL’s existing internships and graduate hiring commitments across the globe, particularly in the U.S., where HCL has had a significant presence for nearly three decades, working with Fortune 500 and other companies that propel the U.S. economy forward.
The U.S. is the largest market for HCL, contributing more than 60% of total company revenue. The company’s growth can be attributed to best-in-class tech solutions, its embracement of local talent, U.S. government support, collaboration with many U.S. universities and other academic institutions, and its continuing commitment to source talent locally and invest in local ecosystems.
Applications for the first apprenticeships in Frisco, Texas, and Cary, North Carolina, are now open. For more information and to apply, please visit: www.hcltech.com/apprentices
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade, today. HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy, based on its deep-domain industry expertise, client-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of Ideapreneurship™, enables businesses to transform into next-gen enterprises.
HCL offers its services and products through three business units: IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in the areas of applications, infrastructure, digital process operations and next-generation digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering. P&P provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry-specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology and Services, Telecom and Media, Retail and CPG, Life Sciences and Healthcare, and Public Services.
As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability, and education initiatives. For the 12 months ended September 30, 2021, HCL had consolidated revenue of $10.82 billion. Its more than 187,000 ideapreneurs operate out of 50 countries.
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Meenakshi Benjwal, Americas