MG Motor India introduces ‘Bridge’ internship programme for global professionals

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 12 Sep 2019

In a move further underlining its commitment to facilitating inclusive growth and people development opportunities, MG (Morris Garages) India today announced the launch of ‘Bridge’, a global internship programme for next-gen global professionals. As part of the two-month internship programme, MG India will enable foreign students to visit the carmaker’s facilities and understand how the brand is approaching the market in India through manufacturing orientation and retail immersion.

The latest initiative is aimed at facilitating two-way learning for the next wave of automotive professionals, both from India and other international markets that the brand is operating in. The company says by giving students an in-depth insight into industry best practices, local business processes, and market-specific strategies, MG aims to facilitate superlative learning and growth opportunities for the program candidates. In addition to hosting international students, the carmaker will also explore opportunities for its employees in India to gain cross-market exposure and development.

In its first year the Bridge programme was flagged off, where MG India hosted students from Britain at its facilities. The students attended training programmes at the company’s headquarters in Gurgaon and its Halol manufacturing facility, enabling them to experience and learn more about MG India’s operations. The British students also interacted with Indian customers at select showrooms as global brand ambassadors for MG.

Speaking on the launch of the Bridge initiative, Gaurav Gupta, chief commercial officer, MG Motor India, said, “Innovation lies at the core of MG India’s foundation and the launch of Bridge is yet another unique initiative, giving access to foreign students to understand how MG is approaching the market in India. The programme also allows for the exchange of ideas and best practices across different cultures while giving foreign students a chance to interact with Indian customers and understanding their discerning needs.”

The company says its strategic decision to extend the invitation for the programme’s first batch this year to British students underlines MG Motor's strong linkage to the UK, the country of its origin. In keeping with its global aspirations, MG will further spread the know-how about its India operations to foreign students every year – making it a truly diverse learning experience for the next wave of global professionals.

“It is great to host students from the UK, the spiritual home of MG, and give them access to the various tools and strategies that we are deploying to build the brand in India. As an organisation, we also remain committed to providing our employees in the country with growth and development opportunities and will be looking to enable similar learning experiences for them in overseas markets,” added Gupta.