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Tata Group India Improves Employability of UK Graduates

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

India’s Tata Group is improving the employability of UK graduates through its IT services branch Tata Consultancy Services.TCS is supporting a UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) - the Study India Programme (SIP) 2012-which enables school leavers and students to visit India for four weeks during the summer months to explore a range of cultural and commercial opportunities.
The UKIERI Study India Programme also includes a week long placement providing insight into business operations in a global setting.
“The Study India Programme is a part of our UK skills development initiatives that are geared towards helping to improve employability by encouraging social entrepreneurialism and a global mindset as well as strengthening knowledge through the world of work," said Shankar Narayanan, director and head of TCS in the UK and Ireland.
Under the agreement between the two participating organizations, 60 of the students on the UKIERI Study India Programme will work as interns at TCS and 42 will work at the Tata Group companies.
This initiative provides students with a valuable and transferrable work experience as well as a global perspective on career opportunities.
About 30 students who have completed a work placement at one of the Tata Group companies are chosen as Study India Programme Tata Ambassadors. In these roles these students visit UK secondary schools to share their experiences from India and advise them regarding their future careers.
“Innovation partnerships like the one that TCS is driving remain a strategic priority for the UK in our plans for economic development, so I welcome the time and effort the company is investing in this and encourage other private sector organisations to do the same,” said Martin Davidson, CEO, British Council. (ANI)

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