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Opportunities at Essar

At Essar, we believe that our people are our competitive edge. If you have the passion for excellence and seek a fulfilling career, explore this section to learn more about working with us.

Essar is an equal opportunity employer and we look for diversity of thought, skill sets and experiences to match the diversity in our business lines.

A career with us provides you with a host of opportunities to choose from. We are a global conglomerate and every business and location presents itself with a unique value proposition. The strong linkages and synergies within our businesses create a platform where every employee has the opportunity to experience and contribute to the growth of the company.

Our Cadres Program

The Essar Group deploys a variety of Cadres programs as part of its Strategic Manpower Planning imperatives. These programs have been set up with the aim of catering to identified business needs. These programs are designed to meet general management requirements, as well as specific skill set mandated by business imperatives:

  • Executive Leadership Programme (ELP)

    Essar’s Executive Leadership Programme lays the perfect foundation for a fast track career growth. ELP candidates are experienced professionals from premier B-schools, who are handpicked after a rigorous process which evaluates their propensity to face challenges head-on. The programme fosters an accelerated learning environment through challenging assignments in the domains of Commercial, Operations, Business Development, Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance and Communications across Essar’s businesses, both in India and overseas. Under the direct mentorship of Essar’s Promoter Directors and CXOs, ELPs are assigned projects having strategic business impact. ELPs are given an opportunity to hone their skills through training and mentorship programmes in a highly interactive setting.

  • Global Leadership Program (GLP)
    The GLP is designed for post graduates recruited from premier international B-Schools. It is based on innovative and experiential learning pedagogy. The program offers exciting opportunities to interact with some of the finest minds – in business and technology –and experience the richness of the ethnic and talent diversity that comprises Essar. The 6 month program provides them an opportunity to participate in the growth story of an Indian multinational and exposure to emerging markets.
  • Business Leadership Program (BLP)
    Essar’s Business Leadership Program is a nine month fast track learning program for management students from premier Indian B-schools. The program grooms young management graduates through coaching, mentoring and making learning opportunities available to them at an early stage. The BLP participants are a Group resource with specializations in a range of functions spanning marketing, finance, human resources, supply chain and operations. Many of our BLPs are currently handling critical assignments in leadership positions across the Group.

Essar inducts campus hires to its flagship Business Leadership Programme

Tarkesh Tiwari


The BLP program has helped me tremendously in taking on higher responsibilities within the organisation. Through the Value Chain Stint we were exposed to various functions of the Business. This helped us understand the interdependencies of various functions within the business and the value they added. Understanding of functional interdependencies helped us grow and take on higher responsibilities.

Tarkesh Tiwari – Deputy Chief Operating Officer & BLP 2007
Indian Institute of Management, Kolkatta



Anshumali Dwivedi


Early on in my career, it was a dream when I was chosen to be a part of the Chairman’s Office, Essar’s Mentoring Programs and daily interactions with senior management put my learning on a fast track. There is no doubt that Essar equips you with the knowledge and capabilities to become a successful leader and enhances your overall business perspective.

Anshumali Dwivedi – CEO, Essar Ports of Algoma, Canada & BLP 2007
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade




Rounak Agarwal


Essar’s Business Leadership Program is a Gateway for Young Talent with entrepreneurial mind-set who are fully nurtured and groomed to be future Business Leaders.  It is a unique platform that has offered me continuous learning which has provided accelerate career progression, opportunities and key projects in very early stage of my career.

Rounak Agarwal – Deputy Manager, Corporate Planning &  BLP 2015





Yamini Choudhary


This Program has given me an opportunity to be coached by Leaders within the systems who Mentors you for Leadership positions by giving exposures across functions, across Businesses, across locations. This not only nurtures us professionally but on personal front as well. This program does not confine us to any limit but provides horizon to explore opportunities in all direction.

Yamini Choudhary –  CEO’s Office, Essar BLP 2017



  • Graduate Executive Program (GEP)
    Essar’s GEP is an eighteen month General Management Program offered to the Graduates hired from premier Indian universities and degree colleges such as St Stephens, Lady Shriram College, Loyola College, St Xavier’s College, etc. The program prepares outstanding young graduates for managerial roles in an environment designed for accelerated learning, with a unique on-the job training design combined with classroom training and business projects.
  • Health Safety Environment (HSE) Cadres Program
    Safety Cadre Building Program is a six-month structured program designed to build a pipeline of Safety Engineers and drive the value of Safety in the organization. The selected Graduate Engineers are trained in various International Safety Standards and are placed at different plant sites as Safety Engineers to ensure safety at the workplace. The Program plays a pivotal role in institutionalizing an effective and efficient Safety system across the organization.
  • Essar Academy Program for Graduate Engineers (GET)
    The program is designed for young Graduate Engineer Trainees (GET), recruited from various disciplines such as Civil, Instrumentation, Chemicals, Metallurgy, Electronics, Mechanical and Production. The program is spread over six months and consists of classroom and On-the-job training at the plant or project sites.
  • Essar Academy Program for Diploma Engineers (DET)
    Essar Academy offers a comprehensive program designed for Diploma Engineer Trainees (DET). The program provides classroom training (6 months) and On-the-job training (18 months). The program enables DET’s to enhance their technical capabilities and develop their expertise with classroom-cum-shop floor experience. The classroom training includes exposure to safety and plant visits with interdisciplinary engineering subjects, personality development, IT Skills etc.

Grow with us

A quick look at what Essar as an employer has to offer you

In the spirit of give and take at Essar, we bring you the opportunity to work in a multinational business environment, where you can showcase your talents, learn and grow, while facing challenges and developing your skills.

While we assist you at every step with top-of-the-market compensation, retention bonuses and relevant training inputs, we also give you the freedom to plot your own career graph on the basis of your aspirations and expectations. We offer a multinational, diverse business environment to showcase your talents and learn from the exposure.

The DNA of the Essarite

Do you wish to know what it takes to be an Essarite? Read on to know more
As a potential Essarite, you will have intelligence, creativity and diligence ingrained in your DNA. An ability to think (and land) on your feet, the vision to identify problems and spot the opportunities they present, and the drive to change the world for the better, are other essential qualities. You will wear many hats, and switch between them with ease.

Essar is a large conglomerate with a number of diverse businesses, for which we require people with skill sets and experience to match. Specifics such as educational qualification and experience will be linked to the job you are applying for and the business under which it falls.

The six guiding principles listed below will give you a comprehensive picture of the qualities we look for in a potential Essarite:

An Essarite is a trailblazer
You must have the ability to formulate new ideas, spot opportunities for value creation, and be willing to take calculated risks to achieve business goals. You can handle ambiguity and have the propensity to find ingenious solutions to problems.

An Essarite is a manager
You will have, in spades, the ability to plan, organise and successfully execute assignments involving complex situations. You will have the capacity to understand the larger picture without losing sight of the smaller details. You must have the ability to reach your milestones, while managing time and material within approved budgets.

An Essarite is an innovator
You will have an in-depth understanding of operations and a continuous desire to improve. You will be cost-conscious and meticulous in your approach, and will continuously seek to increase efficiencies.

An Essarite is a negotiator
You will possess the ability to leverage interpersonal relationships in the best interest of your work, and have an eagle eye for the upper-hand in business transactions. With your exhaustive understanding of the business environment, you will easily build a rapport with internal and external customers. You are a team player to the core, and appreciate working relationships.

An Essarite is a communicator
You have the unerring ability to look at everyday tasks from a service perspective. You will invest in building strong relationships, be a firm believer in customer advocacy and continuously work on enhancing products and services to meet customers’ needs.

An Essarite is a leader
You will be both a student and a mentor. You will be facilitative, encouraging, caring and knowledgeable. You will put in time and effort to learn about the various aspects of your work and business, and coach and inspire people to do the same.