The push for EVs is generating new demand for jobs in the car industry.

According to the Decoding Jobs Sectoral Report from digital recruitment platform Tagged, the industries with the largest hiring intentions in 2022 are Internet Businesses, IT/Tech, Automotive, BFSI, and Pharma & Healthcare. Certainly, there is a hiring boom in April through June compared to last year. Everywhere we look, growth is increasing by roughly 70–80%, with IT/Tech leading the way. However, according to its president and founding member Devashish Sharma, there will be a normalisation. Because many major players across industries will be using their bench employees, which they have previously hired, he anticipates it to slow down to a 50–60% increase in Q2 and a further 20–25% dip in October–March 2023.

The transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles would necessitate previously unusual and specialised engineering talents, according to Sanjay Shetty, Director (Professional Search & Selection and Strategic Accounts) at recruitment agency Randstad India. Automobile manufacturers are updating every aspect of their supply chains, so you need employees with backgrounds in those fields and expertise in GIS mapping. The president and chief operating officer of Tata Motors, Ravindra Kumar GP, adds that the industry is also looking for designers. It's a fantastic chance for designers to enter the automotive industry today, from the car's outside to its interior to the interface of touchscreens that are becoming more common.

The country's automotive industry is evolving into one that is filled with prospects thanks to the push for electric mobility and connected vehicles as well as growing use cases of the technology, electrics & electronics as well as design.

It might take a few years before India gets a fully autonomous vehicle like Google's. In order to better serve our market, we have modified the global concept of ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared cars). According to Ravindra Kumar GP, CHRO, and Tata Motors, we refer to it as CESS (Connected, Electric, Shared and Safe vehicles), and we are concentrating on both connected cars inside ICEs and connected vehicles inside EVs. Because of this, he continues, ADAS is essential. A suite of safety-improving technologies for automated braking, lane change warnings, collision prevention, and adaptive cruise control, among others, make up an advanced driver assistance system.

The majority of the hiring for technical white-collar jobs would be in the fields of telematics, ML, AI, and EV. According to MG Motor India Director of HR, Yeshwinder Patial, the job will mostly involve functions related to vehicle engineering, telematics engineers, supply chain and logistics analysts, and experts. By the end of this year, the automaker intends to increase its 2,000-strong workforce by 600–700 people in both white- and blue-collar positions. Partial adds that there is a clear scarcity of these talents and that further reinforcements are needed for sales managers as we sell more as well as in the after-sales staff of service engineers.

Auto electric and electronics, ADAS, batteries and battery management systems, automation in manufacturing, particularly because of EVs, and embedded software are added to the list by Kumar as being in high demand yet hard to come by. Although some hiring from related fields is possible, particularly in the telematics and connectivity sectors, the Tata Group company is focusing on developing its current staff. Our current focus is on reorienting the workforce's skills from mechanical to electrical.

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