Three Pune students selected by German automotive giant ZF for training

Three engineering graduates from Pune are set to join a global mix of 25 young engineers selected by German automotive giant ZF for its 15-month international postgraduate training programme that begins later this month at Friedrichshafen in Germany.

The ZF Friedrichshafen AG announced the names of Ram Pandey, Dhanashree Kad and Sourabh Shastri as the three students from India for the prestigious training programme. The German firm, which has a fully-owned subsidiary ‘ZF India’ in Pune, offers the programme to young engineers from Germany, USA, China, India and Brazil.

Pandey has done his mechanical engineering from D Y Patil Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pune while Kad did her instrumentation and control engineering from D Y Patil College of Engineering, Pune. Shastri is a mechanical engineering degree holder from Modern Education Society’s College of Engineering, Pune.

This is the second year that ZF has conducted the programme in India and the same drew 1,000 applications from engineering students. Of this, 300 were shortlisted for assessment rounds and finally 3 students got through the rigorous assessment process.

Jurgen Holeksa, member of ZF’s board of management responsible for corporate human resources, said, “The two main reassons for ZF to conduct this program in India are that ZF see future growth potential coming from the Asian markets and the availability of young, qualified talent poool is another plus point.”

The programme spans over 15 months, starting each year in October and begins with an orientation week in the headquarters of ZF at Friedrichshafen, Germany. Following this, there are four one week workshops/seminars between the individual projects to discuss topics, project management, communication management, intercultural skills etc. The structure of the programme provides for an individual and a team project.

Source: Times of India