Infosys Wins Work Placement of the Year
Annual InStep intern programme recognized for driving cultural diversity
London, 27 March 2013: Infosys, a global consulting and technology leader, has
won a top accolade in the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) Awards
2013, marking it as one of the UK's best internship providers.
The NCWE Awards are in their tenth year of recognising and rewarding employers
who provide high quality internships to students and graduates. Categories
cover organisations large and small, and all sectors including charities and
the public sector. Winners were announced recently at Merchant Taylors' Hall in
London by Timpson chairman, John Timpson.
The Infosys InStep programme, which offers students a three month placement in
India, won the Work Placement of the Year crown in the category for Best Large
Organisation (more than 250 Employees) - Short Term placements (up to three
The judges praised Infosys for providing a rare opportunity of cultural
diversity that makes the scheme particularly unique. They also commended a
three-tier support system and for putting considerable consideration into
engaging students over the longer term despite it being a short-term placement.
Carol McCarthy, Head of Human Resources in EMEA for Infosys said: "The Infosys
InStep programme is designed to provide a forum for cultural exchange and helps
bring fresh ideas into the company. As well as raising awareness of the Infosys
brand among future leaders, we hope to prepare a younger generation for the
truly global marketplace in which they will forge their careers."
Mike Hill, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit, which
runs the NCWE says: "Entries are blind judged and, thanks to a rigorous
process, standards are high so all of those who made the final cut have done
exceptionally well. The final list helps students and graduates identify
companies that are providing truly valuable experiences among an abundance of
opportunities that have wide-ranging standards."
This year's sponsors include the Association of Graduate Recruiters,
GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, PlaceNet and TUI UK & Ireland. The complete list of
winners can be found at www.work-experience.org/awards
Infosys InStep Programme: From its inception in 1999, the InStep global
internship programme has grown to a network of approximately 1200 alumni from
138 partner universities. Each year around 175 interns from a range of academic
disciplines are deployed at Infosys locations, primarily in India. Students are
given a chance to work on high impact assignments ranging from live technology
projects to cutting-edge research.
While they explore new markets and emerging technologies, the students gain
unparalleled international work experience and the chance to build a global
network of colleagues.
National Council for Work Experience is part of HECSU, the Higher Education
Careers Services Unit. It promotes, supports and develops quality work
experience for the benefit of students, organisations and the economy. This
includes disseminating information and good practice, the development of
quality standards and more employers to provide placement opportunities.
Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth.
That's why Forbes ranked Infosys #19 among the top 100 most innovative
companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology and
outsourcing solutions, Infosys helps clients in more than 30 countries realize
their goals. Visit www.infosys.com and see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY), with its
150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise® today.
For further information please contact:
Paul de Lara
Infosys, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 2075162748
Infosys Asia Pacific
Sarah Vanita Gideon
Infosys Ltd, India
Phone: +91 80 4156 4998
Clare Tregaskis, Graduate Prospects/NCWE press office 0161 277 5285
Sarah Kite, Graduate Prospects/NCWE press office 0161 277 5327
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