upGrad, South Asia’s largest higher edtech company, announces big hiring plans for the upcoming quarter as it aims to onboard over 1000 employees in the next 3 months, generating employment in a COVID-impacted job market. The opportunities are available across departments like Learning Experience, Delivery, Marketing, and Program, along with Sales which will remain predominant. The edtech leader will be hiring from its own learners’ talent pool through upGrad Rekrut (the recruitment and staffing solutions firm is a 100% subsidiary of upGrad) hiring drive.
The fresh Sales recruits will be working out of the specially created ‘Temporary Safe Workplace Bubbles’ across 5-star hotel properties in Mumbai and Bangalore, and the brand is further extending to include cities like Hyderabad, Delhi, and Kolkata.
This move comes at a time where over 15 Million jobs were lost in the country just in May, this year due to the second wave of the pandemic, which has led the urban joblessness to hit 18% in the week ending May 30th – the highest in the past one year, as per the data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE)
While the upGrad Rekrut hiring drive will include upGrad learners from multiple courses, the edtech leader will also have fresh campus recruits from 100+ campuses across the country.
Arjun Mohan, CEO- India, upGrad said, “Our hiring plan is a result of the rapid growth that we have seen in the last 18 months. With global expansions taking shape, we are all set to ramp up our support & business teams to continue meeting the strong demand for LifeLongLearning that we are experiencing. Also, to develop the culture and belongingness to the upGrad family, we have created Temporary Safe Workplace Bubbles for our existing and future employees to provide them with a protected environment, especially for those who are staying away from home.”
The bubbles have also helped upGrad overcome the monotony of working from home for employees. “The idea to have fresh recruits come from tier II and III cities is to accelerate employability not just in metros but remotest corners of the country,” Mohan added.
Recently, the company also announced its ambition to close March 2022 at Half a Billion-Dollar Revenue Run Rate, and this hiring drive is expected to propel its growth in the right direction.