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  • Top sectors which employ engineers in large numbers despite talent deficiency


    Despite an alarming shortage of adequate technical and soft skills, engineers are absorbed in different job profiles and sectors. The National Employability Report lists the top sectors which employ engineers in large numbers:

    BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING (BPO)

    Around 41 per cent of engineers are eligibile for the BPO industry, both in tele-calling and backend processes, though fresh graduates are not the preferred candidates for BPOs, as such roles fail to match their expectations, both in terms of remuneration and job satisfaction.

    HARDWARE & NETWORKING

    A good 37 per cent of engineers are employed in the hardware and networking sector.

    Candidates employed in this sector manage hardware and networks within corporations or carry out servicing roles providing support to consumers.

    IT SERVICES COMPANIES

    The employability in IT services companies is 17.5 per cent. The required skills for this sector are technical and soft skills together with requisite cognitive skills to respond to training in a short period of time and basic command over the English language.

    KNOWLEDGE PROCESS OUTSOURCING (KPO)

    The sector is likely to find only nine out of 100 engineers employable, since 78 per cent do not exhibit competence in English communication and 56 per cent engineers miss out on analytical and quantitative skills.

    IT PRODUCT SECTOR

    The employability in the IT product sector is exceptionally low at 2.7 per cent. This is because jobs in IT product companies require a strong understanding of computer programming and algorithms, and 92 per cent of fresh graduates do not have the required programming and algorithm skills.

    Article Source: Mail Today