Your opportunity to become future HR leaders of the Group

Human Resources
Leadership Program

Human Resources Leadership Program (HRLP) is a functional management program for candidates with an MBA in HR and 0 to 36 months of full-time pre-MBA work experience. During the first year, participants undergo 3 HR stints across various portfolios. Each stint is 4 months long. Upon successful completion, participants are placed into a mandatory industrial relations role at one of the many Aditya Birla Group manufacturing sites. Upon completion of 2 years at the plant, participants have the option to continue their plant role or explore corporate HR roles in any of the Group’s businesses.

Students pursuing a full-time MBA in HR from select business schools with 0 – 36 months of pre-MBA work experience are eligible to apply for the HRLP program. The business schools where we currently hire students from include:

XLRI Jamshedpur
TISS Mumbai
MDI Gurgaon

We also recruit interns from other top institutes in the country based on their exemplary performance in campus competitions/ wildcard rounds, or recipients of the Aditya Birla Scholarships.


Every HRLP participant undergoes 1 year of training, which consists of 3 stints of 4 months each in different areas of HR across the manufacturing and service businesses.

  • Participants get posted in a HR/IR role at a manufacturing location. A 24-month stint at a manufacturing site is mandatory for an HRLP participant.
  • Upon completion of 2 years in their initial plant role, participants take on an HR generalist role in either the manufacturing or services businesses.

Year 1 of HRLP

  • Challenging Stints
    Exposure to a variety of businesses and sectors across different geographies.
  • Mentorship from Senior Leaders
    Benefit from the insightful mentorship and guidance provided to you by leaders with exemplary careers both nationally and internationally.
  • Structured Induction
    An induction that gives you the opportunity to meet the Group’s senior most leadership and benefit from their insights and experiences. Furthermore, a chance to interact with the larger ABGLP community and learn first-hand from them.
  • Mid-year Review
    Senior leaders of the Group will conduct a mid-year review of your performance to identify any course corrections required in your career path.
  • Confirmation Review
    An end of year review conducted by the Group’s leadership team. The outcome of this review determines whether candidates will be confirmed as ABGLPs.

Post Year 1

Development Assessment Centres ensure that development plans are customised for each participant.

Behavioural and functional learning and development interventions matched to the ABGLP’s corresponding career stage to ensure continuous re-skilling and up-skilling.

Regular career conversations to help us understand your aspirations in order to align them with available career opportunities at the Group. Ideally, moving from one role to the next every couple of years to ensure breadth of experience across different sectors with a corresponding functional depth of experience.

Stay connected with more than 300+ ABGLP participants in the Aditya Birla Group through a series of interactions and networking events.

Listen to our
HRLP participants

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    D2C IGNITE | HR Session | Kaustuv Bhattacharya, AVP, EA to CEO Birla Carbon, Head YTM, ABG.

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    #KonversationsCafeOnline #AdityaBirlaGroup #HRCareerAdvice Saniya Malim, Aditya Birla Group - Konversations Café online

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    Maneesha Verma, HRLP 2013 from XIMB, Bhubaneswar on how the program helps fulfill her professional goals.

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    Ritika Chopra, HRLP 2013 from SIBM, Pune shares about her diverse experiences at ABG.

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    HRLP alumni, Aabha Dongre, Chinmay Jain and Saniya Malim take us through their eventful stint journeys.