Over 20 start-ups, including Lenskart, Policy Bazaar and Yellow.ai, have partnered with Bengaluru-based edtech firm Newton School for their tech hiring.
Newton School claims to offer industry-ready tech resources to recruiters through its six-month training programme.
The edtech platform aims to break down the barriers of traditional campus recruiting practices while also reducing the cost of training recruits. Newton School follows a strict parameter for enrolling students in their training programme, selecting only the top 1% through an assessment process that includes an aptitude test, it said in a statement.
For six months, students are trained to become full-stack developers through classroom sessions and mentorship by leads from tech companies. This trained and industry-ready talent pool is made available to recruiters at zero cost. This also lowers the attrition rate among newly hired junior resources.
Newton School has prioritised the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based training courses to streamline and personalise the learning journey of each student as part of its mission to transform India into a global developer powerhouse.
According to a survey by Talent500, 87% of all tech professionals will look for work in 2022, however, in the same time frame, employability remains at 55%. Newton School intends to bridge this gap by providing companies with industry-ready resources.
In just two years, the company has already completed 1900 placements with its graduates now working in over 500 of India's most prominent start-ups, including Shadi.com, Lenskart, Razorpay, Flipkart, Zomato, Meesho and Nykaa.
“Newton School has a perfect pool of up-skilled talent. Lenskart was on the hunt for trained front-end skilled freshers, and we already had explored quite a few partners in this ecosystem, but the majority failed our hiring bar. However, Newton School trained talent was one of those few who could clear our hiring bar, and their team ensured a quality CS till onboarding of this talent pool,” said Satish S from Talent Acquisition, Tech and Product of Lenskart.
“Highly regarded for its professionalism as well as its warm demeanour, Newton School has been extremely helpful in planning and coordinating the recruitment drives. We hired front-end developers through Newton School, and all of the candidates were well-versed in their job responsibilities,” said Kush Semwal, talent acquisition manager at Testbook.com