Larsen & Toubro hires more than 3,000 engineering trainees in FY23

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Larsen & Toubro hires more than 3,000 engineering trainees in FY23
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Engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Monday said it has hired more than 3,000 fresh engineering trainees in the current financial year. The onboarding of over 3,000 graduate and postgraduate engineering trainees in the ongoing fiscal marks a more than three-fold rise as against 1,067 trainees last fiscal.
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The number of female engineers hired has more than quadrupled to 1,009 trainees in FY23 from 248 trainees in FY22, L&T said in a statement.

"It is worth noting that 30 per cent of current batch of fresh engineers are women which is commendable given the fact that 75 per cent of the fresh engineers are hired from mechanical, civil and electrical streams where women candidates are less.

"Currently, women employees comprise 7.6 per cent of the total workforce at L&T, and they have already successfully forayed into fields long considered to be male bastions," company's Executive Vice President & Head, Corporate Human Resource C Jayakumar said.

The company is expanding rapidly and is currently sitting on a record order book, he said, adding, this requires keeping a steady talent pipeline of trained technical professionals for meeting effectively the current and future business requirements.

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"This was central to the management's decision to more than double the hiring of fresh engineers compared to last fiscal year. We went to the market to address our additional business requirement and got an overwhelming response from fresh engineers," he added.

L&T is an Indian multinational engaged in EPC projects, hi-tech manufacturing and services. It operates in over 50 countries worldwide.

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