Overview TATA Group has an innovative program called Second Career Internship Programme (SCIP) which provides a wonderful opportunity for women to earn through a second career, having taken a break from their previous one. Launched in 2013 with second career opportunities initially in Mumbai, Pune and Navi Mumbai, today SCIP covers locations across India. It has been a huge success as it provides women with the flexibility to manage their personal life and take on job responsibilities as per their qualifications and interest, making them financially independent once again through a second career. As you will be aware, TATA has multiple business ventures. Hence, the fields for which the employment is available are many and varied so you are spoiled for choice! The icing on the cake is that you have the option of working on a part-time basis or take up a full-time vocation.
[Image source: Tata SCIP FB page]
Employment options You can select from the following business fields as per your interest and specialization–
Once you have decided on your field of interest, you can choose from three roles which you would be keen to take up. These three are –
Take up the role of a Consultant For this role, you will have flexible working hours. The remuneration will be on the basis of your consultancy role, experience, and duration. The duration of the role could be anything between six months to a year. Work timings can be mutually decided upon, though you will likely be required to spend a few hours on-site. The company which hires you may extend the duration of your role beyond the pre-assigned time.
Take up work on a ProjectThe project work will not involve full hours of work, but will be mutually decided upon. You will get remuneration as per the nature of the specific project, your experience in a similar field and the duration of the project. As mentioned, suitable work hours can be assigned as per a mutual agreement, with some core hours at a particular location being a possible requirement. The project could cover a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months, with a possible extension by the company which hires you. In case of a full-time opportunity coming up after you have completed the project, you may get a green signal for it after discussions with the project guide and the SCIP consultant.
Take up a full-time Employment roleThis will involve regular employment with full time working hours. The remuneration will be offered as per the policies of the company with which you will be employed.
Who can applyWomen who wish to take up a second career with a Tata Group company should fulfill just two basic criteria. The first is that you must have a minimum continuous work experience of two years. Secondly, you must be on a break at the time of application. The duration of the break could be a few months or a gap of many years.
How to register for SCIP You need to fill up the registration form online and upload your latest C.V. Details entered for your profile can be edited and updated at any time. No application or C.V. will be accepted via email.
Then you can browse through the employment opportunities available with various Tata companies. The work locations are across India. You can select the work with you are keen on taking up as per your qualifications and the time you can commit to it. You have the option to apply for more than one job opportunity. Even if you are not selected for a particular work opportunity, you may be considered for other work opportunities to which you have applied.
In case of a problem with the online registration process, you send a message through the Contact Us page at the official website. While doing so, ensure that you provide your name, contact phone number, and email ID.
Selection process of Tata SCIPThe candidates who have submitted their online applications for a particular work opportunity are shortlisted based on certain criteria as decided by the Tata company which will hire eligible candidates. The shortlisted candidates will then be intimated to attend a personal interview. There may be more than one interview round for a particular role. In some cases, further selection procedures may be initiated as per the skills required for a role.
Do not be disappointed if you do not receive any intimation for an interview right away. Companies in the Tata Group regularly scrutinize the list of registered candidates as and when work opportunities arise in order to shortlist and recruit potential employees.
Contact information You can connect with Tata SCIP via their Facebook page, but please do not send applications or the Bio-data at their email ID. For any queries, simply use their Contact Us page at the official website.
Go on, ladies – get back to work with an opportunity for professional and personal growth with a globally reputed group.
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This is really an excellent opportunity for the women who have a lot of time available as their children-raising phase is over and they can easily spare time for some part-time or full-time work. I think housewives should take advantage of this great platform being provided by the TATA group. In today's world what can be the best thing other than getting occupied and as well as earn also. This way one also gets the satisfaction that her qualifications and academic credentials are not going waste.