Samsung India has announced a set of guidelines for apprenticeship training in collaboration with Partners in Change (PIC) India. It has been co-developed as a part of Samsung’s continued efforts to strengthen and uphold its law observance policy in India.
These set of guidelines aim to provide general guidance for operating apprenticeship training within an organization and for the development of apprenticeship standards. It has been designed to meet the requirements of Samsung India as well as its suppliers and the Research & Development centres in Noida, Delhi and Bangalore, for apprenticeship standards and for engagement of apprentices as stated by Samsung in its press statement.
These guidelines specifies various acts and rules that must be complied within the recruitment process, apprenticeship training, training hours, leaves, etc. which ensure that the apprentice’s rights are protected.
These guidelines also provide a framework for responsibly managed apprenticeships that promote social equality and non-discrimination irrespective of one’s gender, caste, tribe, religion, sexual orientation and other markers of difference, adds the statement of the company.
The training programme, which includes practical experience and related theoretical instruction, accelerates the development of a skilled and versatile workforce. Facilitating the setting up of apprenticeships in India, it also contributes to the furtherance of Government of India’s “Skill India” programme. Also Samsung has been utilizing apprentices for the purpose of apprenticeship training in India and treats fairly with respect and dignity. In addition, Samsung has been encouraging to minimize its scale in the facilities as suggested by the government.
Samsung is committed to making continual efforts to promote compliance with local labour laws and providing a socially responsible working environment. These guidelines are a positive step in that direction.