Job guarantee tops the priority list for freshers while choosing an upskilling program, as per BridgeLabz’s latest survey


The theme of the survey was Upskilling Trends 2022, conducted to understand the needs of fresh graduates at the end of the session

Delhi, 16th May 2022: job gurantee remains a top priority when choosing a course.  India’s 1st and only marketplace for deep tech talent, BridgeLabz, surveyed fresh graduates to understand their preferences while taking up upskilling courses. The survey conducted among the sample size of 1100, wherein 72.13 per cent of participants were boys, and 27.87 per cent were girls, strongly indicated that a job guarantee remains a top priority for them when choosing a course. 

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90.20 per cent of respondents wanted upskilling courses with a job guarantee, and only 4.08 per cent were acceptable of the programme that did not offer a job guarantee. Similarly, 81.97 per cent of respondents feel that the crucial aspect to consider while choosing an online upskilling programme is the job guarantee. The rest, 4.10 per cent, prioritize scholarships, and 9.02 per cent prefer internships at the end of the course. Additionally, 85.71 per cent of the respondents feel opting for a programme that offers a job guarantee will enable them to land their dream job. 

Another interesting trend that emerged from the survey was that 71.31 per cent of graduates would opt for a course that gets them a job without an interview. 53.06 per cent want preparation for a job interview to be a part of the upskilling programme. 43.27 per cent want soft skills training, and 3.67 per cent want help with resume preparation.

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Talking about the survey findings, BridgeLabz founder Mr. Narayan Mahadevan said, “Upskilling trends change every year. Our survey reflects the expectations of fresh graduates as they finish college and start looking for jobs. At BridgeLabz, we enable graduates to land the job they want, and upskilling is important. Today, students are very clear about what they want. We enable them to achieve the same by understanding them through surveys.” 

53.06 per cent of respondents prefer online courses, while 23.27 per cent want offline systems, and the rest 23.67 per cent would opt for a hybrid model of upskilling courses. 

BridgeLabz is a leading AWS-recognized incubator solely focused on solving tech employability issues in the country. It ensures that engineering graduates get employed by companies. 

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About BridgeLabz

BridgeLabz Solutions Pvt Ltd was set up to bridge the impending skill-gap amongst the existing talent pool of Indian engineers by making them job-ready through experiential learning and focused mentorship. The first organization to claim 100% guaranteed job placement to engineers on emerging technologies.Through its Maker Program, the training in industry-specific skills, as per the needs of its various partner companies, hires engineers from top institutes and provides them with hands-on companies.In this manner, companies get access to custom-trained engineers by acquiring product-focused skill sets.  It has successfully made 3000+ engineers employable to date, over the course of 50+ Maker Programs, and there has been a 100 percent increase in the salary paid to Makers since the inception of the program. The Fellowship Program grooms the talent on job readiness and engineers are given the security of an assured job. Since its inception in 2015, BridgeLabz has succeeded in supporting talent requirements of companies such as Yatra, Fullerton, Urban Ladder and Capgemini. BridgeLabz has Yunus Social Fund (YSF) as investors. YSF is pioneered by Nobel Peace prize laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus. BridgeLabz has been recognised as the Most Trusted Brand 2021 by TeamMarkesmen and prominent cricketer R Ashwin has come on board to endorse its approach. BridgeLabz won BW Techtor Award 2020 and secured 2nd position at Global Edtech Startup Awards 2019, India. Also, was selected by the Maharashtra state government as Top 100 Startups 2019 out of 1500 plus entries.