Working with QCI for the past three years has been a remarkable journey. QCI is one of the very few organisations that gives young professionals a chance to lead projects creating an impact on a national scale . To have had the opportunity to lead and deliver high-impact assignments on tight deadlines has been a learning experience like no other. Working with highly capable and motivated colleagues has helped shape me not just as a professional, but also as a person.
I had joined QCI in 2015 and got the opportunity to work on the development of small scale industries. My work led me across the country to conduct numerous awareness & training sessions, handholding visits and involving the industries to join the initiative. This helped me gain experience and confidence, in terms of the consulting soft skills I had learnt by interacting and collaborating with government stakeholders and senior bureaucrats.
My current role in QCI involves working closely with PPID head and in this capacity, I get to interact with various internal & external stakeholders of the organizations, understand their challenges, provide appropriate solutions, and handle any issues and escalations as they arise.
In my tenure, I also got to witness firsthand the growth of PPID from 0 to over 400 professionals and growing. I came from an established company like Vodafone with well-defined roles and expectations. Here, on the contrary, PPID thrived because of lack of formality and internal structures and thus it's been a unique experience so far.
I'd say there is an incredible amount of opportunity in this organization. If you join and then find that you don’t like what you are doing, then are a million places you can go, especially since this is such a big, diversified organization in terms of projects. This is a place where, if you figure out what you want and where it is you want to go next and you make the effort and speak to your management about it, then we have the kind of people and resources who will really work to make that happen.
It could only have been a dream to lead a team of 120 professionals this early in my career. This is the confidence QCI shows in you handing over a project that has impact on a National scale. The project that I work on covers 170+ locations across the country. All said, this would not have been easy if not for the people that work here which allowed me to grow both as a professional as well as a person.
I joined the Quality Council of India as a starry-eyed fresher – excited about working with the Government, striving to put in the best efforts and being highly driven to make an impact, big or small!
After almost 1.5 years working at PPID now, I believe that the overall experience has been quite enriching and the future looks even more promising! The organization has gifted me the confidence to lead, learn, unlearn and make a difference through the plethora of projects, clients and teams and has entrusted me with responsibilities and challenges that have beautifully defined my journey, here at QCI.
The past one year at QCI has been work at the grasstops – how people at the national & state-level are monitoring projects, making recommendations and changing lives. I have worked in education, sanitation, minority affairs, etc. With fast-paced timelines and different roles, no day has been the same at QCI. But with all that rush, comes the immense amount of responsibility placed in us young professionals, which is what sets apart working here from other consulting firms – at the end of the day you are sure that your actions are making India better.