Covid-19 has led many companies to hire apprentices, leading to a rise in hiring demand. The highest demand is in the e-commerce sector, followed by financial technology and retail firms. Estimates indicate that close to 7,000 positions could be on offer for apprentices ahead of the festive season across consumer-facing sectors as well as traditional firms in the manufacturing and services industries.
Sumit Kumar, Vice President, NETAP (National Employability Through Apprenticeship Program), TeamLease Skills University, said that since June there has been a spike in demand. NETAP is a blended apprenticeship training programme.
“When it comes to e-commerce, the demand for apprentices is more for warehouse management, including pickers, packers and sorters. Since labour is not readily available, companies are open to hiring apprentices from local areas. The minimum requirement is 10th pass. Read more.