At the onset of the placement process in December 2013, with the Indian economy still under the shadow of an economic slowdown, a ‘hiring freeze’ was the signal given by many organizations. It was rather natural that anxiety and apprehensions could have filled the IGTC classroom. However, it was an extremely determined effort within the IGTC – to keep all negativity away and to allow for the magic of positive vibrations, coupled with a sincere, dedicated effort to strengthen each candidature – that ultimately paved the way for an extremely successful final recruitment process.
Reflecting on the process, Rohit Ochaney, a trainee with Forbes Marshall says, “For any journey to be successful, the base needs to be strong. IGTC helped me to get my base right with support in every way. Lectures by exceptional faculty have helped expand my knowledge base. IGTC made me take my first step in Forbes Marshall and that has ended with a pre-placement offer. I am extremely thrilled to start my career and will always be indebted to the grooming provided to me.”
Sanya Bhuta, trainee with HÃ¤fele India Pvt. Ltd. was also delighted to be recruited by her training company; she says, “I had the pleasure of training with HÃ¤fele India Pvt. Ltd. through IGTC’s Dual Education based programme. And this strong backing and support is all that I give credit to while being retained by the same organization in the Marketing Communication Team. Staying true to its identity and name, IGTC helps its students gain a fruitful corporate experience in leading German companies which eventually helps them bag great offers in the final placement process. It is also one of the few management institutes which can boast of its placement record which is unheard of in today’s time, keeping in mind the strains that the Indian economy is currently facing.”
Amol Lokegaonkar, now Manager-Sourcing at Bayer adds, “The experience I gained during my training phase really helped me to crack the rigorous selection process at Bayer. I am extremely grateful to my training partner BASF Group and my mentor for giving me excellent opportunities to work on live projects during my internship stints. This has not only instilled confidence in me but also given me the unique opportunity to experience the work culture of world class companies. Honestly speaking, IGTC has helped young aspirants like me to realize my dream and I now look forward to a great career with Bayer.”
Swapneel Deshpande, trainee from Bosch was overwhelmed to receive his offer letter from his dream company. He says “I feel a sense of satisfaction and pride to join the Thermo technology business division of the company, which had become a part of my life, for the past 3 stints of internship. I am and will always be a Boschler for life”.
Rachita, our Delhi girl, fluent in German is happy to be back to her hometown to start her career in the Marketing Communications team at her training company, Dr. Oetkers. Jigisha, trainee with Bayer, also received her pre-placement offer in the last stint and she says that it was a feeling she cannot express in words.
Ivan D’Souza was overwhelmed to get an offer from his dream company, Lanxess; he says, “The placement process has once again highlighted the fact that IGTC, due to its supportive teaching and non-teaching personnel, is one place you can depend on to get you a job that rightly matches your skills. Getting placed with Lanxess has only strengthened my belief that if one focuses their energy towards their goals, they are eventually bound to achieve it.”
A very happy Ramanathan Parasuraman quotes, “Aspire, be determined, be thorough and you will achieve your dreams at IGTC. IGTC paved a path that helped me to start my career with a strong organization such as Siemens. The value addition and experience that a youngster like me could gather during this 18 month journey was immense. The dual system of learning and training simultaneously is the perfect aid to fulfill one’s aspirations. My 6 months of training at Siemens helped me to live and breathe through the organization which eventually helped me to get absorbed and start my career with Siemens.”
Beyond the training companies, IGTC also attracted other IGCC member organizations to take part in the placement process and to ensure that challenging roles were offered to the graduating students. To name a few Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company, Bharat Forge, GEP Consulting, GRP Limited, Indiva Marketing, Knorr-Bremse Technology Center, KUKA Robotics India, Laxmi Precision Screws, Neilsoft Ltd and NRB Industrial Bearings have benefitted from the Open Placement Process conducted between January – March 2014.
Jatan Shah recruited by GEP Consulting says, “The placement process at IGTC was very enriching. With companies coming from various industries and varied profiles, everyone got their dream job in respective organizations, where one could use the knowledge and skills gained in the past eighteen months. My six months of practical training at Bosch Ltd. helped me significantly during the grilling external interviews. Also, the constant support from the IGTC Director and managers motivated us to approach the process with greater ease and positivity.”
Knorr-Bremse Technology Center created the biggest bang at IGTC this year, recruiting six students in their various departments. The icing on the cake was that they have also offered to send three of them to Germany for one year of training with their technical project department. Sanjay Salian says “I was both excited and overwhelmed to receive an offer from Knorr-Bremse and to join them as a finance analyst. I believe in destiny and the unique program at IGTC helped me shape my career and give me the perfect launch into the corporate world. I could not have asked for a better start. My internship at Siemens Financial Services (SFS) not only added to my knowledge, but also molded me as a person and made me sure about the field that I should pursue. The way in which this course is designed helps both commercial and technical students as German companies recruit students from various backgrounds. The German connect helps students get into dream companies and an opportunity to start a promising career.”
Despite the nerve breaking questions posted by the employers, the students engaged in the placement process with a lot of excitement and managed to pull it off well by demonstrating their professionalism and focused approach. A win-win story for all – IGTC, students and organizations!!