In these times of uncertainty and layoffs, Larsen and Turbo (L&T), the multinational engineering and construction firm has onboarded more than 3,000 new engineering trainees for its current FY23.
Reportedly, the Company has doubled its hiring for FY23, as compared to FY22. “The onboarding of over 3000 graduate and post-graduate engineering trainees in FY23 marks a more than three-fold increase over the last fiscal’s 1,067 figure,” the Company said in a statement.
It is also worth noting that 30 per cent of the 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 that otherwise tend to be male dominated.
The number of women engineers hired has more than quadrupled, from 248 in FY22 to 1,009 in FY23. The Company also stated that it aims to significantly improve diversity and bring more inclusiveness.
Currently, at L&T, women make up 7.6 per cent of the total workforce, making significant inroads into industries long seen as the domain of men. Additionally, the L&T programme, WINSPIRE, keeps increasing women’s participation in the industry.
C Jayakumar, executive vice president & head, corporate human resources, L&T, said, “L&T as a company is expanding rapidly and is presently sitting on a record order book. This necessitates keeping ready a steady talent pipeline of trained technical professionals for meeting effectively the current and future business/customer needs. This was central to the management’s decision to more than double the hiring of fresh engineers compared to last fiscal year. We went to market to address our additional business requirement and got an overwhelming response from fresh engineers”.
He is pleased to see that over 80,000 applications have came from pan-India. He attributes this to “L&T’s rich culture of nurturing young talent and providing them with specialised and customised training to make them the best engineering talent in the industry.”
As an equal opportunity employer, L&T is dedicated to giving people the chance to express their creative tendencies and reach their full potential at all levels.