India's largest software services company Tata consulting services have collaborated with British Council to train 1,000 university graduates in the UK at its Innovation Labs and software development centers. This initiative will creative the opportunity to the around 1,000 British university graduates to spend a year training and working for TCS at its Innovation Labs and software development centers across India between 2016 and 2020. The participated students will be trained across technical and commercial skills as well as digital and business skills. As per the reports UK IT sector faces a shortfall in domestic supply of around 40,000 graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics per year.
The TCS-British collaboration will bridge the gap to foster the next generation of digital talent with the graduates. "This partnership marks a great new phase in the UK's developing relationship with India... India is emerging as a global superpower and initiatives such as this will enable the next generations in both countries to engage, learn and grow with each other," British Council chief executive Sir Ciaran Devane mentioned in a statement. TCS Chief Executive Officer and MD N Chandrasekaran stated that "As a technology partner to many large British businesses, we see their desire to exploit new and exciting opportunities presented by digital technologies. However, all too often, our customers are unable to do this quickly as the UK talent pool needs knowledge and training in these new technologies." By providing the training to the 1000 British graduates, TCS expecting to address the skill gap in UK across areas of digital economy. TCS has more than 11,000 UK employees working across 30 locations in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Ipswich, Norwich, Peterborough, Swindon, Redhill and Liverpool. It has been operating in UK since 1975 with UK's largest business clients including 33 of the FTSE 100.
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