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Tata Groups Second Career opportunity for women

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* Announces the Second Career Internship Programme -
Mumbai, March 9, 2008: The Tata Group, one of India's largest and most respected private sector conglomerate, today, announced the 'Second Career Internship Programme' for Women professionals. The programme seeks to provide an oppurtunity and explore the expertise of talented women professionals who have opted to take a career break after some initial years of work.
The Tata Second Career Internship Programme (SCIP) is open to women with qualification in Management, Accountancy, Law or Engineering, with minimum 4 years of experience in functions like HR, Marketing, Finance, Legal, Manufacturing etc. However, the applicants should have taken a career break of less than 8 years.
Highlights of Tata Second Career Internship Programme
* 500 hours of engagement spread over 5-6 months
* Attractive project fees of upto Rs. 4 lakhs
* Flexible time
* LIVE business projects, initially in Mumbai/ Navi Mumbai/Pune
* Project presentation to Tata senior management team
* 5 days management programme at Tata Management Training Centre (TMTC), Pune
* Work certificate
As part of the programme, the selected candidates will get the opportunity to work on a Live business project by Tata group companies with approximately 500 hours of engagement which will be spread over 5 to 6 months on a flexi-time basis. Women professionals selected for SCIP projects will get to work with the best of TATA managers who will be their guide till the end of the project. At the end of the project, the candidate will have the option of transitioning into a full time employment.
The Tata Group companies will offer projects across multiple expertise domain areas such as Marketing/sales, Advertising Communication, HR/Personnel, Manufacturing operations, Quality, Supply chain, Engineering (design/project/maintenance), IT, Corporate, strategy/ corporate planning, Finance, Accounting, Corporate, legal and Merger & acquisitions.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Satish Pradhan, Executive Vice President, Group Human Resources, Tata Sons Ltd, said, "This programme provides a platform to women who are ready to resume their career after taking a break/sabbatical for various reasons. We recognize that often women ready to resume their career, but do not know where and how to start. Infact, they are apprehensive about even exploring opportunities keeping in mind their long career breaks. We have designed the programme with flexible time and remuneration as per industry standards. After the internship programme the candidates will have the confidence of being placed for full time employment across in the corporate world."
Initially, the programme is open to women professionals residing in Mumbai/ Navi Mumbai/Pune. SCIP projects will be allotted based on the area of expertise of the woman applicant after a rigorous selection process that will be completed in 60 days. The selected professionals will also go through a 5-day, residential management programme at the Tata Management Training Centre, Pune.
Candidates who are interested in applying for this Internship Programme can register online at or call 020 66060777 between 10 am to 7 pm Monday to Sunday.
About Tata Group
The Tata Group is India's best-known industrial group with revenues in 2006-07 of US$ 29 billion (Rs. 129,994 crores), the equivalent of about 3.2 per cent of the country's GDP. Known for its adherence to business ethics, it is India's most respected private business group. The international revenues of the Group in 2006-07 were US$ 10.8 billion, contributing to 38% of the total Group revenues. With over 300,000 employees across 96 operating companies, it is also India's largest employer in the private sector. The Tata brand is recognised as one of the largest homegrown brand in India and the most respected brand. The Tata Group's stable of brands also includes many national and some internationally renowned product and service brands, including Tata Indica, Tata Indigo, Indigo Marina, Tata Ace, Tata Magic, Tata Winger, Tata Safari, Tata Indicom, Taj Group of Hotels (Luxury, Business and Leisure), Ginger, Tata Tea, Tetley, Tata Salt, Tata Steelium, Tata Shaktee, Tata Tiscon, Tata Bearings, Titan, Tanishq, Voltas, Westside, Star India Bazaar, Landmark and Croma. By combining ethical values with business acumen, globalisation with national interests and, core businesses with emerging ones, the Tata Group aims to be the largest and most respected global brand from India, whilst fulfilling its long-standing commitment to improving the quality of life of its stakeholders.

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First Published: Mon, March 10 2008. 00:00 IST