‘Campus to Corporate’ –Enhancing Employability

The Confederation of Indian Industry - Forbes Marshall In-Plant Training for Fresh Engineers
(Under CII’s Affirmative Action Initiative)

Since 2011, Forbes Marshall has been conducting 3-month extensive free in-plant training programmes for relatively fresh, graduate/post graduate engineers. We conduct this training twice a year in May/June and October/November for Instrumentation/Electronics/E&TC/E&C engineers in Control Instrumentation at our factory in MIDC Pimpri, and also for Mechanical/Production engineers in Steam Engineering at factory at Kasarwadi. The programme is aimed at training the engineers, with an objective of enhancing their knowledge and thereby their employability and also build their confidence through real-time exposure to Industry products and business processes. A part of the training for both batches is also imparted in our new world-class manufacturing facility at Chakan near Pune.

These training programmes are conducted under the aegis of the Affirmative Action initiative of CII. These cover 2-3 weeks of class-room technical sessions on a wide range of products and systems with a thrust on industrial applications, followed by 2 to 3 months of hands-on work experience in different manufacturing areas, with weekly guest lectures on various topics including soft/life skills development.

These practical in-plant training programmes are found to be very useful by the participants since they add great value to their learning process through such real-time industry experience. This has indeed boosted their overall confidence level at job interviews. While Forbes Marshall does not give a commitment for job placements in our own company, from the first 25 technical batches run since December 2011, we have so far recruited some out of total 840+ engineers trained by us so far. For few, we further offered a few months contractual project assignments depending on our requirement. This gave them opportunity of an extended work experience. So far we have conducted and completed total 27 training batches.

Industry and academia have both appreciated this initiative taken of preparing young engineers to be industry-ready in the true sense.)

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