Tata Consultancy Services internships

What's it all about?

Tata Consultancy Services' (TCS) has partnered with the British Council to provide paid opportunities for 1,000 graduate interns from British universities to train and work in India between 2016 and 2020 as part of Generation UK-India.

These internships will equip a generation of UK graduates with the necessary digital skills and understanding of India to excel in the globalised world we live in today as well as helping internationalise the Indian workplace.

Why offer internships in the digital and IT fields?

Employment opportunities in the IT sector are set to grow at almost twice the UK average between now and 2020 according to the Tech Partnership.

Up until now, the UK simply hasn't had the necessary numbers to meet this demand, facing a shortfall in supply of around 40,000 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathermatics (STEM) graduates per year.

We want to address this skills gap and ensure UK graduates are equipped for the business demands of the future.

What internships are on offer?

The programme will be split into four streams: software development, global consulting, business process management or human resources.

Successful applicants will take part in a 12 month paid internship and receive training in the technical and commercial skills needed for a career in these disciplines, as well as getting the opportunity to participate in client projects. 

Who can apply?

We are looking for candidates who are motivated to work for a global consultancy company and develop their skills in this sector. In addition they should be fascinated by the relationship between the UK and India and who have a real interest in India's role in our world today.

These internships may be of particular interest for candidates from a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics background, however, they are open to applicants from any discipline

In order to be considered for a TCS internship it is essential that candidates:

  • have a permanent address in the UK
  • have the right to work in the UK
  • be a native English speaker or have high proficiency in English
  • have completed secondary or higher education in the UK 
  • have already achieved a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a UK institution or  will have by July 2016.
  • have completed the most recent university level qualification a maximum of 3 years prior to the date of application.

These eligibility criteria may change in future years. 

What will the successful candidates gain?

As well as giving interns the chance to learn digital and business skills at one of the IT industry’s most successful businesses, an internship with TCS will also give them the opportunity to gain experience of living and working in one of the world’s most exciting and fastest growing economies.

Interns will undergo an intensive training programme to develop their understanding of technology and to understand how it is being used to support big business to grow and become more efficient. TCS has over 300,000 employees so this is also the chance to experience being part of a large, dynamic organisation that is dedicated to innovation and change. 

Participants will be mentored and will have a formal evaluation every six months to monitor their progress.


Will the internships be paid?

You will receive a monthly allowance which has been benchmarked against market rates and is enough to cover essential costs whilst on an assignment in India

You will also receive a holiday allowance, health insurance for the duration of your placement and accommodation during their first two weeks in country.

Upon successful completion of your placement TCS will support with the cost of a return flight to the UK.

How much will it cost?

Successful applicants will need to cover the following costs:

  • Travel to a pre-departure briefing in London
  • Flight to India
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa 
  • Vaccinations
  • A placement fee of £300 

Accommodation - The British Council will offer support in finding affordable and safe accommodation.


We will be offering a certain number of applicants a 50% discount on the placement fee to support with the upfront costs required to undertake the teaching assistantship.

To be eligible for the discount you must have received a maintenance grant whilst at university in England, Northern Ireland or Wales or a Young Students Bursary if you are based in Scotland.

The maintenance grant or bursary must have been received within the last 2 years.

We may not be able to offer the discount to all eligible applicants. If necessary we will base our final decision on the amount of funding received and the quality assessment score of each applicant.

This section of the form will not be quality assessed and will not impact the outcome of your application.

How do i get involved?

If you are a UK finalist or graduate, visit our Study Work Create in India page. Applications open on 9 February and close on 31 March 2016.

If you are a UK institution please visit our IHE page for more information.

For more information please get in touch with our team on: generationuk.india@britishcouncil.org