India’s second-largest software firm has made a pitch to foreign recruits that includes giving them a chance to study at Bangalore’s Tata Institute of Social Sciences, where their skills will be valued.
Tata is one of India’s most highly valued IT companies and has a strong presence in the Indian IT sector.
Tata’s recruitment pitch to candidates includes “a five-year program with a strong focus on research and development,” according to an email sent to candidates last week.
“The program will lead to a position at Tata’s Bangalore campus,” the email said.
The job is a “high-tech research-oriented post,” which means the candidate will work on new technology products, said an email posted on the institute’s website.
Tata said the position is part of a new initiative to “create a new culture of openness and collaboration at Tata Institute for Advanced Research (TAIAR) that supports and empowers people to explore their talent and knowledge in a fast-paced environment.”
The email was sent to all Tata applicants who were interviewed this year.
Tata has also announced it will provide training in the U.S. for candidates who are interested in taking on the position.
The U.K.-based firm has also begun offering a three-month program to students from India, according to a statement on the company’s website announcing the move.
Tata also said that it will “help to recruit candidates from other countries” and “will be providing them with training in new areas of expertise” in the near future.
“Tata is looking for people who will share our vision of the future of India and our mission to build the world’s most innovative and competitive technology companies,” said Amitabh Bachchan, the company chief executive officer, in a statement.
The hiring spree by the Indian tech giant is part on of its push to attract talent from outside the country, which the company says has helped the firm to grow at an “unprecedented pace.”
Tata is the second-biggest employer in the country after the government-owned Tata Group.
The company employs more than 1,500 people and has more than 2,500 employees worldwide.