We look at fresh young talent from premier B-school Campuses every year for final placements in Nokia. Some of the campuses we have visited in the past are ISB Hyderabad, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, XLRI Jamshedpur and TISS Mumbai. Students have been recruited in the areas of Sales, Marketing and Human Resources functions.

Functions and Campuses Visited: Nokia, over the years, have recruited management trainees for Sales and Marketing as well as HR functions. We take interns from a few premier institutes like IIM- A, IIM-C, IIM-L, XLRI- Jamshedpur and TISS, Mumbai.

Timelines: The pre-placement talks/presentations are held from January to February. Senior business and HR managers visit the campuses and help students understand the opportunities that Nokia offers. The recruitments happen during February and March.

Selection Process: After the pre-placement talk, the interested students are asked to apply by submitting their CVs. Based on the overall personality of the students, a shortlist is announced.

The selection process consists of a group discussion (optional) and two to three rounds of personal interviews.

Salient aspects of Management Trainee Program at Nokia:

1.Structured on-boarding

15 days Business Induction at HO (inclusive of market visit) common to all Management Trainees.

2.Management Trainee Program:
As employees we believe the Nokia experience to be a journey of self discovery and learning while you explore your future growth options. The Management Trainee (MT) programme would enable our fresh MBAs the opportunity to learn and explore careers in an environment that’s ripe with action and adventure. The program has a rigorous and comprehensive design to enable each Management Trainee the opportunity to learn on the job with regular feedback and one-on-one coaching so that the MT learns from every experience.

Business Induction
All MTs undergo a 3 week induction at HO wherein they are given exposure to the business, markets, factory and R&D units.

Sales and Marketing: This 52 week rigorous program combines a series of cross functional stints across the various Sales and Marketing functions within Nokia and encompasses the following stints/rotations:

◦6 months of ASM (Sales) Stint
◦3 months of Marketing exposure
◦1.5 months of Organised Trade stint
◦1.5 months of Retail stint

HR MT Program
This program ensures that an MT undergoes on the job learning by the independent handling of a role, gaining business understanding through a sales stint, building global networks through global induction and projects to be followed by a global role.

3.Management Interactions/Support Mechanism:Each intern is provided with a tutor, guide, mentor and buddy for the duration of his internship

Guide – He/she sets the overall direction to the project and takes complete ownership of the project.
Mentor – This is an IMT member who would be the head of the function. The mentor is a wise and trusted friend, counselor or teacher.
Buddy – Buddy is a support system that helps an MT begin his/her career more smoothly. He is a vital touch point for the MT throughout his first year at Nokia.

4.Learning Objectives: The Nokia India Management Trainee Program emphasises on the importance of learning in the initial years of a Management Trainee’s career and is designed to provide specific inputs to build business and functional competence and an understanding of the Nokia Ways of Working, Values and Culture.

5.Feedback Mechanism:
Regular feedback is taken both from the guide/tutor as well as the Management Trainee. The issues and concerns are resolved at the earliest.

Final Placement FAQs

Q 1: Are there opportunities for a cross-functional shift, after 2-3 years within the organisation?
Ans. In Nokia, employees are encouraged to move cross functionally and our Internal Job Market also facilitates this process, provided the employee has managed to develop the competencies required to take over the role in the new function. For example, Vivek Shah joined Nokia in 2004 in the Sales function and is currently the Category Marketing Manager for Entry.

Q 2: Does Nokia have lateral recruitments from Campus?
Ans. Nokia does not go down to campuses for lateral recruitment but we do recruit laterals from other companies. As a policy we do not recruit MBAs from the same batch as our MTs.

Q 3: Why Nokia?

Nokia offers you a gamut of sectors all rolled into one:

For HR: Be it Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing, R & D (Technology). At Nokia, a budding HR Manager would get an opportunity to interact closely with varied line functions.On similar lines in Nokia one is also given the opportunity to specialise in different areas be it Comp and Ben, HRD, OD, Resourcing, Generalist etc.

For S and M: Each MT would have an opportunity to learn about various functions like Channel Development, Organised Retail, Branding, Distribution etc. So in all, Nokia is an FMCD company that has an FMCG distribution system, a technology driven product combined with a software and services mindset!

EDUCATION Industry Snapshot

India has a robust education system for its billion-plus population, with over 500 universities and more than 25,000 colleges with an enrolment of 13.6 million students in higher education. The country is currently experiencing growing global integration and changing macro-economic trends are influencing the composition and preferences of students, leading to new demand, according to a study released by Ernst & Young (E&Y) in association with FICCI. These include increasing spending on education, new categories of students, willingness to pay for academic quality, increasing demand for global education and demand for employability-linked education.

The Indian government has played a key role in augmenting supply in the higher education sector through enhanced funding and by setting up new institutes. India’s expenditure on higher education is expected to grow by nearly 13% annually in the next 10 years driven by the private sector, according to a joint report by E&Y and FICCI.

Talent Challenges
While there is no official estimate of the number of teachers India will require by 2020, a rough estimate by the IIT’s pegs the country’s need at around 4.2 million lecturers to teach 42 million students at the higher educational level. The country is currently facing acute shortage of faculty at the higher education level. There exists a huge demand supply gap, and the sector is currently reeling under a huge talent crisis.

Educop Perspective
At Educop we are closely following the sector and are tuned into the challenges as well as the dynamics of operating in this sector. Given the sharp gap in demand supply ratio, institutes are gradually coming forward and seeking consultants to recruit/retain the best talent.

What is Educop?

A renowned name, Educop World acts as a gateway to provide a wide range of recruitment and selection services to companies. We are a dedicated team of professional consultants offering top of the line global executive recruitment and selection services. Our services are available over a wide geographical area that spans across Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and American markets, making us one of the leading HR firms.

Our range of client services includes executive search & selection, advertised selection and Vendor Management Services that are delivered through our integrated suite of leadership services.

We are a privately held global recruitment agency having globally interlinked professionals with extensive understanding of the various aspects of multinational and local business and industry’s specific demands. Our entrepreneurial creativity of locally owned and globally driven partnerships makes us the world’s premier executive recruitment and selection organization to serve clients all across the globe.

Thanks to our unflinching commitment to the best interests of the businesses and job seekers, we have gained the reputation of being a reliable, fair-minded and straightforward executive recruitment solution provider. Combined with our methodology and work ethics, which has helped us in getting the jobs done quickly and efficiently, our reputation has established us at the forefront in the field of global executive search.


Over the progressive span of our existence unlike many other HR agencies, we offer specialized services in following industry verticals:

  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Financial Services & Consulting
  • Banking & Insurance
  • BPO & KPO
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media, Advertising & Communication
  • Retailing
  • Consumer & Services
  • Power & Energy
  • Automobile
  • Manufacturing & Processes
  • Infrastructure
  • Agro Business
  • Aviation Sector

In tune with industry-specific practices, we have the required flexibility and global network of resources to satisfy the various global executive recruitment requirements of the businesses we serve.


Our passionate commitment to research, coupled with the comprehensive market intelligence, enables us in serving a wide range of industry verticals besides making us one of the leading HR firms. We are a team of professionals possessing specific domain knowledge, who work as dynamic practice groups with trans global reach.

Understanding the specific terms of code of ethics, management style, hiring practices and compensations norms, we at Educop World, provide specialized HR consultancy services and value added services and recruiting solutions to our clients.

Work @ Educop World: The very basic fact of our unique working capability is that we are an independent and privately owned global placements organization. This independence helps us in weeding out outside vested interests to intervene and affect our motivation and training, thereby enabling us to exceed our clients’ expectations by providing the best global placement services.

Research & Knowledge Management: At Educop World, we are equipped with sophisticated and highly trained research capabilities that benefit our clients by reducing the waiting time required for global executive search and recruitment. The system also assists in exploring the befitting talent for the specific and predefined set of core competencies, thus making us one of the leading HR firms in the field of global placement services.

Utilizing our own proprietary global management and information technology platform, our team of dedicated professionals can easily access the stored knowledge and know-how for the maximum benefit of our clients. We fully utilize and apply these tools to ensure qualitatively the best global placement services or executive recruitment solutions.

For our clients, we are committed to:

  • To put their interests at first unlike other HR agencies
  • To maintain the highest standards of personal and professional integrity
  • To dedicate the industry’s best research and communication facilities for their benefit

For candidates, we are committed to:

  • To strictly maintain their privacy
  • To best utilize and fulfill their expertise, achievements and career goals
  • To provide appropriate counseling and career advice
  • The find the best, exciting opportunities that match their career profile