Axtria’s Workplace Training Empowers Next-Gen Talent for Digital Transformation in Life Sciences

Axtria , a global leader in award-winning cloud software and data analytics for the life sciences industry, continues to strengthen its commitment to nurturing talent in emerging digital technologies. A cohort of nearly 300 graduates from top institutions, including IITs, recently completed Axtria’s renowned Campus Training Program. This initiative aims to create next-gen leaders by skilling them for impactful roles in driving digital transformation across the pharma value chain.

Axtria’s intensive learning program for fresh campus recruits, offered by Axtria’s in-house training centre, Axtria Institute (AI), addresses the global talent gap in health tech. The program is designed to equip campus graduates with essential technical, functional, and soft skills to be workplace-ready. The program, conducted in India and the US, features multiple courses, online and offline assignments, and assessments. The average learning hours exceed 240, ensuring a comprehensive and immersive educational experience. The program culminates with a one-week project simulation through the Capstone Project, where associates collaborate and work on a practical and challenging problem statement. It thus addresses the increasing demand for skilled professionals in the rapidly evolving fields of data science and AIML technologies and their implementation in the ever-expanding pharma industry.

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“We’re experiencing a surge in tech adoption by leading pharma and life sciences companies globally. Recognizing the crucial need for a well-rounded skill set in domain, technical, functional, and behavioral areas, our holistic training initiative ensures readiness to apply analytical insights and address industry-specific challenges,” said Manish Mittal, India Country Head and Head of Global Delivery at Axtria. “At Axtria, we have an ‘always learning’ mindset that defines our DNA. Our investment of capital, executive time, and state-of-the-art learning methodology in Axtria Institute exemplifies our commitment to fostering work-ready data analytics talent in the pharma sector.”

In June 2023, Axtria announced plans to hire over 1,000 professionals in data science, software development, and data engineering within the next eight to ten months. During the year, in addition to ongoing lateral hiring, Axtria undertook aggressive campus hiring from leading engineering and management colleges to support the forecasted demand for talent arising from adopting AI technologies among life sciences businesses across the globe.

Since 2013, Axtria has invested significantly in learning and development through the Axtria Institute, ensuring continuous learning is integral to every individual’s career progression. With headquarters in New Jersey, US, and customers in over 75 countries, India continues to be an important talent hub for Axtria, with eight global innovation and R&D centers in the country.

DJ Ashlin Dev, Axtria Associate and one of the recent graduates from the cohort, said, “This six-week intensive training program provided us with real-time experiences, a knack for thriving in fast-paced environments, and a deep understanding of the business domain.”

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