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Transguard hires four new Christel House graduates

Christel House is a school for underprivileged children in Bangalore

Transguard's latest hires from Christel House
Transguard's latest hires from Christel House

The Transguard Group has hired four new graduates from Christel House, a school for underprivileged children in Bangalore, India, which the integrated FM company has been supporting for the past five years.

With Vinodh Jagadish joining the management finance team, Anil Pathinathan joining the customer service centre and Kiran Rammurthy and Purushotham Umesh joining the training academy, this intake brings the total number of Christel House graduates on Transguard’s payroll to six.

Transguard’s partnership with Christel House gives talented youth from the school a chance to forge careers within the company through a two-year, in-house vocational training scheme. Each apprentice is provided with a full-time salary, company accommodation and a structured training and mentoring programme.

Commenting on the new hires, Mark Povey, corporate communications director at the Transguard Group, said: “We said back in 2009 that we were fully committed to this project, and naturally, we are extremely pleased that four more students have accepted our offer of permanent employment.”

“They have shown real dedication and worked extremely hard over the last 24 months,” Povey said. “Now, they have a foot on the corporate ladder, and we hope they go on to enjoy a long and successful professional career.”

Raju Shahani, managing director, Christel House, added: “These young men now have a bright future ahead of them – they have shown great character, and are positive role models for all pupils at Christel House.”

Besides the apprenticeship programme, the Transguard Group also sponsors a classroom at Christel House, providing some 30 children with an education until they reach 18 years of age.


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