Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) is set to create 20,000 – 30,000 direct employment and a much higher number of indirect employment through ancillary industries. The ambitious project will continuously create trained workforce supporting governments Skill India movement, shares Nitin Bharadwaj, VP (Human Resource & Administration), AMTZ in an exclusive interview with Sudheer Goutham of Elets News Network (ENN).
Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) is an ambitious project that requires a large size of talent pool. What are the numbers that will be taken in this ecosystem?
The growth and prospects of employment are pretty high and it is not limited to the AMTZ. A lot of manufacturing units (approximately 200 to 300) would be set up in the zone. These factories would recruit their own set of human resources. However, these talent pools that will be brought in by the individual factories would work in alignment with the vision of AMTZ.
How do you plan to source the talent pool?
We would do that through multiple channels. Since it is a government project, it will be done through approved channels, including print, electronic and multimedia social platforms. For specialised talent, we would follow focused approach. As it is a specialised sector needing specific skills sets, there are multiple avenues we have planned for continuous training and learning.
Do you have any numbers planned for recruitment?
In first few months recruitment of at least 50 to 100 will take place for AMTZ. In this connection, we have already given public notifications in the local and national newspapers and the recruitment process is on for senior managers and other position. If the overall direct employment in the zone is looked at, it could be anywhere between 20k to 30k individuals. With over 200 to 300 factories coming up in the park, each will recruit at least 100 individuals. As a result, AMTZ will be producing trained workforce that would come and can serve other similar factories. This, in a way supports the Skill India movement. Meanwhile, indirect employment will be much bigger in number, as many ancillary industries will grow while supporting the AMTZ. A number of ancillary products, such as screws, films and others, required in the service will be produced by the ancillary industries.
Which stream of graduates would directly benefit in the recruitment process for AMTZ?
Majority of the engineers from mechanical, biomedical engineering, chemical and electrical engineering go abroad looking for the right opportunity or migrate into other lucrative disciplines such as IT. However, now the major chunk of these talent pools can be taken in AMTZ which offers world-class R&D and manufacturing facilities, ensuring sufficient scientific exposure at better salaries. Manufacturing organisations who will benefit from AMTZ by spending lesser on manufacturing costs can invest more on good quality human resources. The talent pools can then directly contribute to R&D and in producing quality products as per the best industrial standard.