Ecommerce marketplace Flipkart on Saturday (10 October) brought back its paid internship programme ‘Launchpad’ for undergraduate students from tier-II cities and beyond to work in its supply chain ahead of the festive season and the Big Billion Days sale.

  • Students from tier-II cities and beyond will get an opportunity to work across key supply
    chain functions at Flipkart’s facilities across India
  • ‘Launchpad’ to help students gain critical skills in supply chain management and create
    an ecosystem of trained professionals for the e-commerce industry


Flipkart, India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace, has introduced an internship program for undergraduate students from tier-II cities and beyond to offer an opportunity to work in its state-of-the-art supply chain ahead of the festive season and the Big Billion Days. This 45-day paid ‘Launchpad’ Internship Programme is aimed at helping
students gain critical skills in supply chain management and create an ecosystem of trained
professionals for the e-commerce industry.

Launchpad is designed to introduce students to work in Flipkart’s supply chain and help them understand the processes that form the backbone of e-commerce. The program has been designed to shape India’s future workforce in various essential supply chain roles, which will help in creating an ecosystem of well-qualified, well-trained, and skilled professionals in the long run.

Flipkart is working with educational institutes across 21 locations including Binola (Haryana), Bhiwandi (Maharashtra), Uluberia and Dankuni (West Bengal) and Malur (Karnataka), Medchal (Telangana) and many more to identify meritorious students and engage the selected students at its fulfillment centers. The internship program rolled out during the upcoming festive season and in the run-up to Flipkart’s, The Big Billion Days will offer the students an insight into the heightened scale of e-commerce operations during the festive season.

Upon joining, students will be trained in various aspects of supply chain management while
following strict practices that prioritize their health and safety. This includes mandatory thermal screening before entering the facilities, maintaining social distancing while at work, and use of the Aarogya Setu app at all times.

Available from October 15, during Flipkart’s The Big Billion Days sale-event, the product range comprises Smart Refrigerators (starting at Rs. 51,990), Smart Air-Conditioners (starting at Rs. 32,999), and Smart Washing Machines (starting at Rs. 23,499) that come with TruWifi technology, allowing consumers to access the appliance
from their smartphone – anytime and anywhere. The new suite of products will also include the first Android 10.0 Smart TV in India – Motorola Revou Series and Motorola ZX2 Series, at a starting price of Rs. 13,999 — making the collection a part of this year’s ‘The Big Billion Days Specials’, a unique line of special products curated in partnership with leading brands across various categories.

Launched last year, the internship program saw the participation of over 2,000 students from across the country learn supply chain management during The Big Billion Days and is among the several initiatives introduced by Flipkart to bring together ecosystem partners. This exposure helps students build long-term resiliency and agility in their operations while upskilling them in this fast changing external scenario.

 

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