World’s leading auto parts’ maker Bosch plans to recruit 3,200 engineering graduates next fiscal in India.

They are part of about 12,000 trained graduates who will be recruited worldwide. In addition to a number of prospects for mechanical and electrical engineers, the chances for graduates with an IT background are especially favourable, a press statement from the company said.

“We are increasing the number of associates hired for software design and development. As connectivity expands in every business sector from mobility solutions to industrial technology, the importance of software does, too,” says Christoph Kübel, member of the board of management and director of industrial relations at Robert Bosch GmbH.

The number of associates needed for software design and development will continue to rise.

The countries with the greatest need for recruiting trained graduates are India, which is planning some 3,200 new hires; China 2,600 new hires; and Germany, whose plans include 1,200 new hires.

Three out of every four new associate will be in the field of engineering. Almost every third position is open to potential associates with no previous professional experience, the statement said.