New Delhi, January 30, 2020: Underlining its commitment to enabling more inclusive and diverse workplaces, MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has inducted the pilot batch of professionals under ‘Genesis’, a unique train and hire programme aimed at empowering young women in the country. MG felicitated 28 selected aspirants at an event held in New Delhi.
Through Genesis, MG provides extensive training on automotive sales and delightful customer experiences through a blend of classroom learning, on-the-job training, and online learning. Launched in association with Prudentia Learning Solutions, the programme equips young women with the skills and expertise they need to secure employment as a Relationship Manager with authorised MG dealerships. The first ‘Genesis’ batch was handpicked after rigorous evaluation of more than 5,000 applicants and completed 510 hours of blended learning modules under a 55-day course. Graduates are now being placed at MG dealerships across Delhi-NCR as Relationship Managers.
Speaking on the success of the first batch, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer – MG Motor India, said, “As an organisation, our commitment to empowering women reflects in the number of women employees that are a part of the MG Motor India family. Through Genesis, we want to continue maintaining a healthy diversity in our workforce by providing better employment opportunities to women from semi-urban and rural areas. The success of the pilot batch is a moment of great pride for us and motivates us to continue giving women access to career opportunities with MG Motor India.”
MG Motor India has been facilitating the creation of a more equal and diverse society with various in-house and on-ground initiatives. Women professionals in the company currently account for 31 per cent of the organisation’s workforce – the highest in the industry. Going forward, MG plans to expand the ambit of the programme to other regions and train more than 100 young women professionals on aspects such as brand, customer centricity, soft skills, industry, product know-how, and allied services etc.