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Viacom18 goes talent hunting

The ‘Future Leadership Program’ offers rigorous 11-month training to fresh graduates in functional areas and post-graduates in the creative capacities to nurture leaders of the future

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | January 16, 2015

viacom18-logoIn an industry that constantly makes talent additions, Viacom18 transcends beyond convention, encouraging new recruits as vehicles of change. One of India’s fastest growing media and entertainment networks, the organization returns to campuses across the country with the third edition of its Future Leadership Program. The rigorous one-year programs for Graduate Trainees (UnLife) and Creative Trainees (What’s Your Story) are aimed at bringing in fresh thought into Viacom18 and nurturing leaders of the future.

The program targets fresh graduate and postgraduate top talent from premier institutions across India. The development journey spans 11 months with multiple interventions – including campus-to-corporate connect programs, highly sought-after courses offered by premier academic institutions, relevant functional and behavioral skill building workshops, work place projects high on innovation, etc., comprising on-the-job learning, and supported by coaching, and classroom training.

Abhinav Chopra, Head – Human Resources & Executive VP, Viacom18 Media, said, “In my experience here at Viacom18, infusing fresh energy and thought brought in by young talent yields innovation. Through our Future Leadership Program, every individual stands to gain an edge in their careers while contributing to organizational growth as they prepare to develop into future leaders of Viacom18.”

Beginning January 12, 2015, the team began a seven-city tour and will visit prominent graduate educational institutions such as St Stephens, St Xavier’s, Christ College and postgraduate creative educational institutions such as MCRC Jamia, Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Jadavpur University in search of the nation’s brightest minds to train future leaders in creative and functional roles in the media and entertainment sector.

Starting with Indore, the team will also tour Kolkata, Mangalore, Pune, Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore. Candidates will undergo a rigorous eight-stage selection process that includes aptitude tests, group discussions, value and competency based assessments, and personal interviews, to realize an exciting and enriching career at Viacom18.

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