Havas Group India has rolled out an internship opportunity for freshers.
The program is titled Havas Spark and aims to help freshers with career development opportunities through practical experience. This also allows Havas Group India to tap into young and talented individuals with new-age skills and fresh perspectives on business issues but also discover future business leaders who make a meaningful difference.
This program is structured to offer the selected participants a six-month internship involving both formal and on-the-job learning opportunities, working on live projects, and a chance to gain full-time employment post completion of the duration.
In its first year, the program will induct 15 freshers across media, advertising, data and analytics, digital marketing, and e-commerce. They will undergo a six-month experience which will include virtual and classroom sessions, assignments, job rotations, live projects, and final project submission. The 15 interns will be selected after a filtering process involving an online aptitude test, a role-specific assignment and personal interviews.
This entire batch will have individual mentors and will have a senior management team of leaders.
Rana Barua, group CEO, Havas Group India, said, “At Havas Group India the philosophy is to make a meaningful difference to the brands, businesses, and the people we work with. With this innovative program roll out, I am thrilled as this gives us an opportunity to calibrate the right talent, groom them and help them get a strong and solid footing in the advertising, media, and digital world. And about time we as professionals, established agencies and networks take on the talent scarcity challenge and help groom young, bright talent who need guidance, direction, and overall mentorship to ignite the spark that can create magic in our industry."
Vandana C Tilwani, chief human resource officer, Havas Group India, added, “I am very excited that we’re finally going live with this program. We’ve been working on it for the past one year and were waiting for the right opportunity to roll it out. The program will provide a fantastic opportunity for young millennials to get exposed to the ups and downs of a profession. Learning by doing is so much more valuable than learning through textbooks.”
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