The 19,000 open positions for this year is higher than its usual hiring numbers
French IT firm Capgemini has 19,000 open positions in India for freshers as well as mid-level hires. Reportedly, IT Major will hire a mix of both technology and operational roles with the former focused on new-age digital technology positions, involving AI and cloud-based knowledge.
Globally, Capgemini has more than 25,000 professionals driving the transformation to delivering data- and AI-infused businesses. Digital and cloud account for over 50% of the company’s business, growing over 20% in 2019.
As India contributes to over 1.2 lakh employees in Capgemini globally, it becomes integral for Indian aspirants to equip themselves with good knowledge of these sectors. In 2020, Capgemini hired over 12,000 freshers in the country, and with a headcount of 1.2 lakh employees, India accounts for over of the company’s global strength and is Capgemini’s largest delivery engine.
According to the TOI report, Capgemini refrained from any comments. However, Anil Kumar Singh, Head of Talent Acquisition, Capgemini India, said that with the pandemic having forced companies to let their staff work from home, the emphasis is shifting to cloud-based solutions, remote tech services, and cybersecurity. “This, in turn, has given a boost to the IT sector as there is a demand for skills in new-age technologies like digital and cloud,” Singh said.
Singh also added, that clients, in today’s time are looking forward to going beyond traditional areas for cloud-led transformation, like core systems or complex back-office digitisation, which are larger and complex programs.
Steve Hall, president of ISG EMEA, and partner, digital advisory services, said Capgemini’s growth in India reflects their renewed focus on engineering, which was turbo-charged with the acquisition of Altran. About a third of Altran’s 50,000 employees are based in India. “Engineering services, applications services are expanding across the market as enterprises accelerate their digital journeys,” he said.