TechBee – HCL’s Early Career Program

TechBee – HCL’s Early Career Program is an exclusive job program for individuals looking for full-time jobs after completing A/Ls. Candidates undergo 12-month training for entry-level Tech Engineer jobs. On successful completion of training, candidates are employed in jobs with HCLTech Sri Lanka. While working, candidates can pursue their B.Sc(Hons) / BIT (University of Colombo) with Horizon Campus.

Eligibility criteria

  • Completion of Advanced Level Examinations (A/Ls) in 2016 or later with a minimum "S" grade in 3 core subjects
  • A minimum of “S” grade in General English.
  • Citizen of Sri Lanka with proof of a valid address.
  • A/L Stream should be in either commerce, science, technology stream.

Program Features

  • 12-months duration
  • Job specific training followed by apprenticeship
  • Monthly allowance during the apprenticeship - LKR 13,500
  • Assured job with a starting salary equal to an entry level IT job
  • A B.Sc. (Hons)/BIT degree from Horizon while receiving education funding for your degree course fee when working for HCLTech - Each student will receive an allowance of 1 lakh while studying with HCLTech Sri Lanka's partner, Horizon.

Career Roles

You can start your career with entry-level roles such as Software Engineer, Infrastructure Manager, Analyst, Testing or a Design Engineer at HCLTech Sri Lanka. Upon successful completion of the training, you begin working as a full-time Associate or IT Services professional with a starting salary of LKR 400,000 per annum.

Career Path

A career path designed to give an early-start advantage to students. In five years’ time, you will have four years of professional IT experience with a global organization and a degree from a prestigious institution.

Your Next Five Years With Us

Classroom Training


6 to 9 months

Candidates undergo 6 to 9 months of rigorous classroom training, during which they learn the fundamentals of IT, including programing languages and relevant industry tools, processes, and certifications. The amalgamation of technical training along with communication and personal grooming lessons ensures that TechBee scholars trasform into industry-ready working professionals.

On-the-job training


3 to 6 months

The next 3 to 6 months of the program are focused toward On-the-Job Training where candidates work on live projects at HCLTech, and become ready for their full-time roles. Scholars who successfully complete TechBee Program join HCLTech as Engineers.

Higher Education


3 to 4 years

While working as full-time employees at HCLTech Sri Lanka, candidates enroll in work-integrated higher education programs. HCLTech has collaborated with Horizon to offer industry recognized higher education programs, through e-learning curriculums.

Selection Process

Selection into the hiring and training program is on a merit-basis. You will perform a mandatory online examination, and upon successfully passing, would be eligible for the first round of interviews.

We use an exclusive selection process to hire the best and brightest fresh graduates. Each candidate interested in the company will be selected on the grounds of academic track record, passing year, online test scores and other parameters. The needs of the company remain dynamic and flexible, and candidates will be selected as such. Any individuals who meet the required criteria will be contacted personally for the latter rounds of the application process.

Higher Education Partners

We, at HCLTech, truly believe in the power of positive transformation that education can bring in one’s career. HCLTech has partnered with Horizon Campus to offer specialized higher education programs for TechBee Scholars.

Horizon Campus is a leading private university in Sri Lanka geared to provide an inspiring learning experience to students in a holistic university atmosphere. Annually, more than 1,200 students enroll in study programmes for Sri Lankan, UK, US, and Asian degrees. 15 accredited degree courses are offered under five faculties. The Triple Accredited status of Horizon Campus and other recognition, guarantees students of a nationally and internationally recognized qualification.

Programmes Offered

HCLTech has collaborated with Horizon Campus to offer Graduate programs to TechBee scholars.

  • At present, below work intergrated graduate degree programs are being offered

o B.Sc. (Hons) IT from Horizon Campus
o BIT in Network & Mobile Computing from Horizon Campus
o Bachelor of IT from University of Moratuwa
o Bachelor of IT from University of Colombo

  • The Work Integrated Learning Programs (WILP) are customised and developed specifically with a focus on the specific technical requirements of HCLTech.
  • Classes for these programs will be conducted at HCLTech/Horizon Campus and the fees for these programs are partially funded by HCLTech.
  • An education allowance of LKR 100,000 per year will be provided by HCLTech while pursuing the degree.

Who is Eligible?

Candidates who have successfully completed job-based training and who are already employed by HCLTech are eligible to apply for above listed Horizon Campus higher education programs.Candidates who have successfully completed job-based training and who are already employed by HCLTech are eligible to apply for above listed Horizon Campus higher education programs.

Leadership Speak

Srimathi Shivashankar
Corporate Vice President , HCL Technologies

The TechBee Program offers IT jobs to A/Ls students. The program prepares candidates for entry level IT jobs with HCLTech. While working at HCLTech, TechBee candidates can pursue higher education. In a country where the perception is that you need a graduate degree for a job, TechBee helps students break away from the rut and start their careers early, in a professional environment, working on clients from Fortune 500. The program sets the foundation for young IT aspirants and gives them a platform to learn and become valued professionals, right after school.

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