Capgemini India will hire more than 12,000 freshmen this year

MUMBAI: will hire 12,000 to 15,000 Indian campus students this year, recruits who will join the firm in 2021. The company hired a similar number last year.

The company pays campus employees an average annual salary of Rs 3.8 lakh. About 10% of employees, those of IIT and NIT, get Rs 6.5 lakh.

CEO Ashwin Yardi said his operations in India have the largest group of certified consultants in the new Hana, SAP's flagship product. “We have 1,800, while our closest competitor in India is at 500. The focus is on continuing with the skills. On average, we are retraining more than 60,000 employees, ”said Yardi.

India, with 1.2 lakh employees, represents more than half of the global strength of the French IT services company, and is the company's largest delivery engine.

Yardi said the company is betting heavily on 5G technologies and is creating solutions around it. Capgemini is establishing two laboratories, one in Paris and the other in Mumbai, to capture emerging opportunities in telecommunications and industrial IoT. “5G is not just about telecommunications. It will create a much bigger revolution in the industrial space of IoT. 5G will change the way services are created around data acquisition and what you can do with them, ”he said.

Capgemini has hired Monica Gupta as vice president to boost her business of communication technologies and 5G. Gupta joins Capgemini de Airtel. He has also hired Maneesh Pant as vice president of automotive, mobility and EUC centers (energy, public services and chemicals) in India. He comes from Honeywell.

There are more than 200 vice presidents in India. Four Indian leaders appear on the 26-member group executive committee of Capgemini (GEC) that establishes the company's strategic direction. They include Yardi, Nive Bhagat, global head of cloud and infrastructure services, Anirban Bose, global head of financial services, and Aruna Jayanthi, global head of Asia Pacific and Latin America.

In the recent acquisition of Capgemini by the French engineering services company Altran, Yardi said the idea is to focus heavily on the smart industry. The two companies combined will have revenues of € 17 billion and more than 250,000 employees.

Altran will accelerate Capgemini's engineering capabilities. Altran is a combination of operational technology and IT that will generate large data services, ”said Yardi. About a third of Altran's 50,000 employees are based in India.