HCL Will Hire 10,000 Freshers (Class 12th Passouts, Graduates); But They Need To Pay Rs 2 Lakh For Training

HCL is hiring 10,000 freshers
HCL is hiring 10,000 freshers

HCL, India’s 3rd biggest IT company behind TCS and Infosys has announced that they will hire 10,000 freshers this financial year.

But, there is a catch.

The freshers will need to pay Rs 2 lakh to HCL for getting the job.

Pay Rs 2 Lakh For Training To HCL

Under an initiative called ‘HCL Vista’, the company has announced that they will hire 10,000 freshers this fiscal year.

The shortlisted candidates will then appear for an entrance exam, and once selected, they will need to pay Rs 2 lakh for the training program.

These freshers can be Class 12th passouts, graduates and even masters.

After the training ends, the deserving candidates will be hired by HCL Technologies.

In a statement, the company said, “Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria would have to undergo a fee-based training programme on technical skills and post completion of training, they will be absorbed into HCL Technologies,” 

Noida campus, which is the corporate headquarters of HCL Technologies, will absorb 3000 such freshers, and out of that, 1000 would be 12th pass.

How Will It Work?

The training of the freshers will be executed by HCL Training & Staffing Services, which is a subsidiary of HCL Technologies.

The selected freshers, after the training, will be absorbed in departments such as application development, testing, IT maintenance and support.

In case the fresher is a Class 12th passout, then the training would be for 1 year, and in case of graduate post-graduate, then 6-months training would be provided.

Infact, while undergoing the training for 1 year or 6-months, the candidates will also get a stipend.

This was confirmed by Sanjay Gupta, executive vice president and program director (New Vistas), HCL Technologies, as he said, “The freshers after they complete the training would join at entry level at HCL. While on training, they would also be entitled to a stipend,”

Why Is HCL Charging Money For Training?

Usually, IT companies hire freshers, and then give them training based on the niche/platform selected for, and then allocate them projects.

But here, HCL is charging money, and the reason is to filter out non-serious candidates.

Sanjay Gupta said, “We are charging a nominal fee for the training to ensure that there is 100% commitment and accountability on the part of candidates,” 

Another interesting thing: Once the Class 12th fresher has cleared the training and exam, and is hired as a full-time employee, he/she can also pursue an under-graduation course from BITS Pilani and Sastra University, with whom HCL has exclusive tie-ups.

Now, another catch: The selected candidates will need to sign a contract of three years with HCL for opting this recruitment route.

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