Thursday, 10 November 2016

Ten UK companies to aid Make in India, Skill India programmes

Ten UK-based companies have pledged to invest 29.29 million pound to train about 20 lakh people in India by 2020. “10 UK companies have committed to support India’s Make in India and Skill India initiatives by enhancing skills to global standards and giving the trainees greater employment opportunities in India and at a global level,” UK India Business Council (UKIBC) said. These companies are among the largest investors in
India. The firms include HSBC, Vodafone, Reckitt Benckiser, Rolls Royce, OCS, Mott Macdonald, G4S, Aviva, Marks & Spencer and GSK. The areas of skills being covered are apprenticeships, career development, technical, soft and leadership training, and the all-important certification support.
Nitish Kapoor, Regional Senior Vice-President, South Asia, Reckitt Benckiser, said India is a key market for the company. “We are delighted to announce we are increasing our training investment here by 50% between now and 2020,”

About UK India Business Council:

The UK India Business Council (UKIBC) is a membership-based, non-profit organisation founded in 2007 to foster trade and business relations between the United Kingdom and India.The organisation works with businesses in both countries, as well as the UK and Indian governments, to promote and increase bilateral trade.
The UK India Business Council supports UK businesses with the insights, networks, policy advocacy, services, and facilities needed to succeed in India.

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