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Wipro Launches Graduate Hiring Program in Australia
|By Business Wire
|September 2, 2014 06:00 PM EDT
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology,
consulting and business process services company, today announced its
first graduate hiring program in Australia for engineering and computer
science graduates, of the 2014 batch, from universities across the
country. As Australia is a key market, the company is committed to
increase the local talent in Australia’s workforce.
The 2014 graduate hiring program is a core element of Wipro’s growth
strategy in Australia and is a part of its global initiative to
increasingly hire local talent in its markets of operation. Graduates,
shortlisted based on their interview performance, will be hired by
Wipro. They will then be enrolled in a six month training program that
will be conducted at Wipro’s headquarters in India. This consists of
three months of training in programing and technical skills, followed by
three months of practical training by work-shadowing on live customer
projects. On completion, the graduates will work as full-time employees
in one of Wipro’s Australian facilities. Wipro has already started
conducting interviews in various Australian Universities, as a part of
Manoj Nagpaul, Chief Sales and Operations Officer, Asia-Pacific &
Japan, Wipro Ltd. said, “Wipro is committed to become a leading
employer in Australia and is keen to hire local talent and train them in
the latest technologies and crucial skills required for the industry.
This graduate hiring program is a significant step towards strengthening
our commitment to the Australian market on leveraging the local talent
Wipro also has been working with the Australian universities to engage
with and hire graduates through multiple channels such as participating
in career fairs, campus placement and leveraging the universities’ own
Saurabh Govil, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Human
Resources, Wipro Ltd, said, “The Australian graduate hiring program
is another important step in our global initiative to localize our
workforce and closely follow the programs rolled out across US, UK and
Africa. Each of these are created specifically for the market and
leverages Wipro’s industry leading talent development exercise and
infrastructure. As part of the induction process, the graduates will
spend six months in our corporate headquarters in India and will be
trained in specific industries and technologies before they take on
customer projects. The key mandate is to provide practical experience to
Wipro’s graduate hiring programs are uniquely structured with a strong
approach to mentorship and frequent feedback to individual graduates.
These programs aim to provide an invaluable platform for access to live
client projects and Wipro’s best-practices.
Wipro has been present in Australia since 2001 and currently has over
1,500 employees in the country, servicing its clients. Wipro works with
leading names in the banking, insurance, utilities, government, retail,
consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, oil & gas, natural resources and
transportation sectors in Australia.
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting
and Business Process Services company that delivers solutions to enable
its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes
through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business
through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive
businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive
portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering
innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro
has a workforce of over 140,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6
continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com
Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth
prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of
risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and
uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited
to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings,
revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense
competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage,
wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly
skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time
frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our
ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for
technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication
networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential
acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the
success of the companies in which we make strategic investments,
withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability,
war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies
outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and
general economic conditions affecting our business and industry.
Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more
fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov.
We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral
forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the
company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our
reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any
forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on
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