Alstom India launched its most awaited Young Engineering Graduate Program (YEGP) on July 4, 2023, and aims to hire 700 young graduate engineers in India by the end of August 2023.
Alstom, a prominent global leader in the realm of intelligent and sustainable mobility, made YEGP, a pivotal component of their hiring strategy in India since 2015. The programme aims to nurture the talent of young engineers to meet both Indian and global business demands. Notably, an impressive 58% of 700 young engineers hired under the Young Engineering Graduate Program 2023, are women, aligning with the company's commitment to gender diversity.
The campus recruitment process for YEGP 2023 was conducted across 54 universities in 26 states, encompassing diverse regions such as the Northeastern states, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, and Kerala, in accordance with Alstom's regional diversity pledge. It is worth noting that this intake from the Northeastern states alone has witnessed a two-fold increase compared to the previous year (2022).
Vinod Varghese, HRD Alstom India, commented on the YEGP initiative stating, "In the rapidly growing rail mobility and infrastructure industry, we are delighted to be the employer of choice by a record number of young engineering graduates this year. It highlights our commitment to building a future-ready and global workforce in India. Alstom’s rich legacy, expertise and global footprint in the rail space, commits to putting the new hires on track to gain superior industrial and engineering knowledge over the years for a globally relevant profile. It is also a matter of pride as this workforce will play a notable role for our Make In India vision, given Alstom’s products and solutions developed in India are deployed globally."
The 14-day YEGP focuses on providing an immersive and engaging experience to all the Young Engineering Graduates (YEGs) while facilitating a core understanding of Alstom's business, operations, and functions through close interactions with the company's leadership team. These candidates are onboarded as Graduate Engineer Trainees and Post Graduate Trainees, who will benefit from structured induction programs, technical and functional training, as well as on-the-job training. They will assume diverse roles such as Application Engineers, Train Control Engineers, Train Design Engineers, Testing & Commissioning Engineers, and more. Their work will span across Alstom's six manufacturing facilities and four engineering centres, catering to both domestic and international markets.
Since its inception, YEGP has successfully recruited over 1800 engineering graduates in collaboration with top engineering colleges and universities across India. Engineers under this program are divided into engineering specialisations in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Computer Science, Industrial, Mechatronics, and other related specialisations.
Alstom has retained its first rank as the only organisation in India to be certified as a Top Employer in the mobility sector for the third time in 2023. This remarkable achievement serves as a testament to Alstom's unwavering commitment to creating an exceptional workplace through exemplary people practices. To ensure the seamless integration and development of its young engineers, the organisation puts great importance on promoting a strong internal learning culture. The organisation leads globally in terms of learning hours. Moreover, Alstom University, an online learning management system, provides employees with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in various subjects at their own pace, customised towards their desired roles.