Having rolled out its 5G Plus services in about 12 cities across India so far, Airtel is now all set to have more women in its team. The Company is looking at not only upskilling the existing workforce to ensure efficiency post a smooth launch, but is keen to further its diversity agenda by hiring more women engineers.
Amrita Padda, chief people officer, Bharti Airtel, has reportedly stated during an interview with the Economic Times, that Airtel will also offer remote-working options to women engineers. To help them take maximum advantage of the flexibility offered, these women will receive support from Airtel to set up a workspace at home.
That means, women engineers across Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Nagpur, Guwahati, Patna, Panipat, Siliguri, Delhi and Gurugram can look forward to some interesting work opportunities.
The shift from 4G to 5G is a major leap, and therefore, requires existing employees to upgrade their knowledge and skills and be more familiar with advancements made in technology.
Through initiatives, such as the 5G Academy and IP Academy, Airtel will upskill its employees, helping them become Cisco-certified network associates (CCNA) and network professionals (CCNP). These professional courses and certifications will be available free of cost to the employees.
The upskilling initiative has already benefitted about 20,000 Airtel employees, who received training on the fundaments of IP technology ahead of the launch of 5G services.