Automobile Sectoral Report 2022

The third edition of the Decoding Jobs Industry Sectoral Reports for the Automobile Industry covers the key hiring trends and top skills in demand for the sector. The report focuses on the skilling requirements of the sector, the key challenges facing the sector, and the best practices that can help overcome these challenges.



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Did You Know

Direct employment in the Automobile sector is expected to be nearly 14 million by 2022.

Sneak Peak

Auto Sector’s hiring intent: 75%of employers reported a positive hiring intent for 2022.

Between 2021 and 2022 the overall hiring intent in the automobile sector is expected to see an increased growth from a steady upward growth at 20% to a 40% growth rate, 2022 is projected to witness almost a double increase in the overall hiring intent.

Top skills in demand:

  • Adaptability & Flexibility

  • Problem-Solving

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

  • User Experience Designers

  • Cloud Computing

  • Data Analytics & Data Science

Leaders Speak

Manu Sharma

AVP HR, Hero Electric

Tech talent war within and outside the automobile industry keeps the talent demand high. In the next five years, the automobile industry will be loaded with smart connectivity. Since this is a disruption, there are a lot of doubts in the minds of the customer. Addressing assuring them about the technology remains of paramount importance. Acquiring talent with the right skill sets and getting them conditioned to the industry roadblocks of the electric two-wheeler segment were the main challenges we had faced in the past. We at Hero are currently hiring the right outlook and training candidates for the required skills.

Manu Sharma,
AVP HR,
Hero Electric

Shalinder Rathi

AVP HR, Rico Auto

I see a clear indication of recovery. Talent demand will surge in the coming years, specifically from the fields of Automation, Electronics & Communication, Instrumentation, Digital Marketing, Digital Innovations, Analytics and Data Science.

Shalinder Rathi,
AVP HR,
Rico Auto

Harish Pillai

Head HR, Ford

From an IT/ITES space there has been a sudden spurt of exponential growth during the last two year. India is a hub of the largest, diverse and the most attractive labour market in the world, closely followed by Malaysia, Philippines, China, Mexico, Brazil & Hungary. We would be witnessing a major rise in the IT, technology & Analytics talent space, for example cyber-defense. software engineering, ALIOT, ARVRML, ADAS, Big Data, etc.

Harish Pillai
Head HR,
Ford

Key Contributors

Aparna Dhingra

Head HR, BMW

Abhimanyu Sen

Head HR, Mahindra Electric

Bala NV

Executive Director HR, Ashok Leyland

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