London: British students completing business and finance related courses are keen to gain work experience in companies based in India, according to the UK-India Business Council.
Ten British students from various universities have begun their work experience with Indian companies on winning the UK-India Business Council (UKIBC) Scholarship scheme 2009.
“UKIBC has noticed a clear trend where British students are keen to gain work experience in India and are looking to start their career with Indian companies. They see this opportunity as a way to assess whether the Indian work environment is a suitable place to explore such a career opportunity,” a UKIBC spokesperson said.
The 10 students have secured paid work experience with a range of companies from banks to social enterprises. The scholarship offers an opportunity to gain work experience in an emerging market and adds to their attractiveness as a potential employee.
“This exchange will strengthen our aim to position ‘modern’ India in the minds of the next generation and also strengthen the business, trade and investment ties between India and the UK.” said CEO of UKIBC, Sharon Bamford.
British high commissioner Sir Richard Stagg also supports the idea of linking up education institutions with businesses and increasing student exchange and internship flows between the two countries, the UKIBC said.