The Army is an excellent source of skilled manpower, right across the board. Every year, thousands of highly trained Officers, including Short Service Commissioned Officers and Women Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Jawans leave the Service and are keen for a second career. Army Personnel guarantee all round high standards. They are reliable, self motivated and committed individuals with extensive specialist training and a ‘can do’ attitude.
The Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) is a welfare organization of the Indian Army which is functioning under Adjutant General’s Branch of Integrated HQ of Ministry of Defence (Army). It was established in May 1999 to assist retiring / retired Army personnel in seeking avenues for suitable jobs in civil as second career options. This establishment is in addition to, yet independent of, the Directorate General Resettlement (DGR).
The Army Welfare Placement Organisation Offers to Employers
Comprehensively trained and experienced trade and professional specialists. Experienced senior and middle level managers (including women) with highly developed personal skills, used to taking decisions and managing budgets. Reliable and skilled individuals with team leadership traits coupled with administrative and training experience.
Human Resource on Offer for Employment
Senior Executives / Administrators / Managers HRD, Personal, Systems, Production, Works. Managers – Hotel, Clubs, Estate, Project, Operations, Transport Fleet. Senior Technocrats – Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Telecommunication, Computer Engineers. Security Officers, Food Inspectors & Preservators. Lawyers, Doctors, Dentists, Academician.
Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs)
Middle Level Managers – Security Officer, Transport Fleet, Communications, Estate. Supervisor – Security, Communications, Workshop, Hostel, Estate. Store-in-Charge, Fire Fighting Officer, Computer Operator / Programmer Office–Supdt, Assistant, Clerk, PA, Steno.
Personnel Below Officers Rank (PBOR) Engineering Trades
Draughtsman / Surveyor – Trigs, Field, Auto Carto, Topo. Overseer – Electrical, Mechanical, Buildings & Roads. Mechanic – Refrigerator, Motor Vehicles, Heavy Vehicles, Instruments, Engineering Equipment, Machinist. Electrician – Engineering Equipment, Motor Vehicles, Heavy Vehicles, Aviation Aero Engine / Avionics. Helio Worker, Photo Writer, Welder, Tin & Copper Smith, Brick Layer, Painter & Decorator, Limb Maker, Tool Maker, Armourer, Pattern Maker.
Operator – Cipher, Radio, Line Equipment, EPABX, Generator, Line Test Recorder Mechanic – Telecom, Electronics Systems, Radio, Generator, Radar.
Assistants – Nursing, Laboratory, Blood Transfusion, X-Ray, Health, Operating Room, Special Treatment, Psychiatry, Ambulance, Dental. Radiographer, Dental Hygienist, Pharmacist, Laboratory Technician, Nursing Technical.
Other Technical Trades
Technician – Ammunition, Petroleum. Catering – Supervisor, Cooks, Waiters. Carpenter, Blacksmith, Painter, Tinsmith, Tailor, Washerman, Safaiwala, Saddler, Barber, Kennelman. Bandsman – Piper, Bugler, Drummer. Education – Teacher, Translator & Interpreter (Foreign Languages), Physical Training Instructor / Drill Instructor.
Other Common Trades
Clerks - General Duties, Store – Control / Provisioning, Postal, PA / Steno. Security Guards, Peons, Drivers – Heavy / Light / Recovery Vehicles, Caretakers – Messes / Guest Houses. Store Keepers – Armoured Vehicles, Ammunition, General Stores, Clothing, Mechanical Transport, Signals.
The present set up of Army Welfare Placement Organisation has a network of Regional Offices and Placement Cells (PCs). Twelve APNs have been established at different stations across India where good employment opportunities exist These Nodes undertake all functions including registration, placement and business promotion activities. To cater for wide dispersal of ex Army personnel and to provide a larger reach to AWPO, forty six PCs have also been established at the Regimental Centres and Formation Headquarters to help army personnel in registering with APA without difficulty. This facility also enables Regimental Centres and formations to undertake placement assistance activities in real time and cut down on processing delays. Even though primary role of APSNs is registration of candidates, these also undertake placements, where feasible.
AWPO web site is an interactive portal which was launched by Chief of the Army Staff on 28 Jun 2005. It provides vast opportunities for both, the ex Army personnel on the lookout for jobs as well as the employers, who look for trained and disciplined human resource. The web site enables online registration for candidates and employers, facility to download APA Registration Forms, real time management of database of candidates, employers and jobs on offer, panel creation of eligible candidates based on QR of jobs and, large number of other facilities like reports generation and transaction details.