Wipro, a leading global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, has planned to expand the intake of graduates for its successful internship programme in South Africa. Wipro's local internship programme in South Africa had enrolled 70 graduates in 2013 and this will be increased to 150 in 2014. Internship applicants (B.SC students with a specialization in Mathematics and Science) from disadvantaged backgrounds are put through a process of entrance exams and interviews with local Wipro leadership to test attitudes to learning in addition to technical aptitude.
Post completion of the initial three months of theoretical training, the interns are interviewed for an apprentice role on a number of live projects. Once placed, the interns will receive supervised on-the-job training and mentorship for a further three months. The performance records will be reviewed and qualifying interns will be absorbed into Wipro's operations in South Africa.
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