Stung With 25% Attrition, Infosys Will Hire 55,000 Freshers In 12 Months: Skills In Demand?

They see a lot of opportunities for engineering and science graduates in the technology sector.

India’s second-largest IT services firm Infosys has plans to hire over 55,000 fresh graduates from campuses in FY23.

Of this, 3,000 will be from overseas.

Hiring Amped Up Due To Growth

This is probably in response to its attrition for the quarter ending December 2021 which stands at 25.5%.

Its hiring will service the demand led by a very good runway for growth going forward.

Chief executive Salil Parekh said that this growth will be primarily led by the services built around the cloud.

Clients approach the firm seeking large scale digital transformation.

Topics Of Training

Parekh said his company can also integrate public cloud, private cloud and platform as a service work to serve the client needs.

They see a lot of opportunities for engineering and science graduates in the technology sector.

He advised that it is a career where the graduates will have to learn new skills at shorter durations.

He said that the company will “recruit 55k college grads in FY22. We think we will recruit that or a higher number next year (FY23).”

Opportune Moment For Freshers

The firm is targeting a 20% hike in annual revenues in FY22 which presents a great opportunity for a fresher to join the company and grow.

He emphasized that this company prioritizes skilling, training a fresher for six to 12 weeks before one gets deployed on the floor.

Skills In Focus

The comprehensive training programme for college graduates trains them on the firm’s methodologies and what it does, including cobalt, digital capabilities, so that they become productive quickly.

The idea is to make them capable in technologies such as cloud, data analytics, AI, cybersecurity, IoT and so on ,” Parekh said.

It also has a programme in place dedicated towards reskilling all its existing employees to ensure that they stay relevant.

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