An Indian multinational conglomerate company, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has hired more than 3,000 graduate and postgraduate engineering trainees in the current financial year.
The onboarding of the engineers is more than three-fold rise as against 1,067 trainees last fiscal.
Executive Vice President & Head, Corporate Human Resource of L&T Group, C Jayakumar said, “It is worth noting that 30 per cent of current batch of fresh engineers are women which is commendable given the fact that 75 per cent of the fresh engineers are hired from mechanical, civil and electrical streams where women candidates are less.”
“Currently, women employees comprise 7.6 per cent of the total workforce at L&T, and they have already successfully forayed into fields long considered to be male bastions,” he said.
“This was central to the management’s decision to more than double the hiring of fresh engineers compared to last fiscal year”, he further said.
“We went to the market to address our additional business requirement and got an overwhelming response from fresh engineers,” he added.
It is worth noting that 30% of current batch of fresh engineers are women which is commendable given the fact that 75% of the fresh engineers are hired from Mechanical, Civil and Electrical streams where women candidates are less.
Currently, women employees comprise 7.6% of the total workforce at L&T, and they have already successfully forayed into fields long considered to be male bastions. L&T’s initiative, WINSPIRE, continues to promote the trend of increased female participation within the L&T universe.
L&T is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing opportunities for people to express their creative inclinations and realise their potential at all levels.
Larsen & Toubro is engaged in EPC Projects, Hi-Tech Manufacturing, and Services. It operates in over 50 countries worldwide.
The company’s technological capabilities enable us to reach various nodes and build a network spanning products, processes, employees, environment, and community.