Flipkart seeks students for 45-day paid internship programme ahead of Big Billion Day

Flipkart on Saturday introduced paid internship programme ‘Launchpad’ for undergraduate students from tier-II cities and beyond to work in its supply chain ahead of the Big Billion Days sale.

The 45-day programme is aimed at helping them to gain critical skills in supply chain management and create an ecosystem of trained professionals for the e-commerce industry.

“The programme has been designed to shape India’s future workforce in various essential supply chain roles, which will help in creating an ecosystem of well-qualified, well-trained and skilled professionals in the long run,” said Flipkart.

Upon joining, students will be trained in various aspects of supply chain management while following strict practices that prioritise their health and safety.

This includes mandatory thermal screening before entering the facilities, maintaining social distancing while at work and use of the Aarogya Setu app at all times, the company said.
The company is working with educational institutes across 21 locations including Binola (Haryana), Bhiwandi (Maharashtra), Uluberia and Dankuni (West Bengal), Malur (Karnataka), Medchal (Telangana) and many more to identify meritorious students and engage the selected ones at its fulfillment centres.

“We are confident of providing an engaging and immersive working experience to our interns during the upcoming festive season, which will help generate more interest towards the supply chain,” said Senior Vice-President Amitesh Jha.
The exposure, Flipkart said, will help students build long-term resiliency and agility in their operations while upskilling them in this fast-changing external scenario.Over 2,000 students participated in the internship programme last year.

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