National Employability through Apprenticeship Program (NETAP) is an on the job training program offered by TeamLease Skills University in Public Private Partnership with Minsitry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, AICTE under Ministry of HRD, CII & NSDC. The objective of the program is to help unemployed youth build skills through “Learning by doing” and “Learning while earning”, thus making them job ready. NETAP proposes to appoint 2 lac apprentices every year for the next 10 years. At peak capacity, it will be the world’s largest apprenticeship program.

NETAP is based on NEEM Notification issued by All India Council of Technical Education under the Ministry of Human Resources. Objective of NEEM is to offer on the job practical training to enhance the employability of a person. Team Lease Skills University has been appointed as NEEM agent by AICTE to roll out apprenticeship as per the guidelines set under the notification.

NETAP empowers the organizations to appoint trainees in any function under any trade for a minimum period of 3 months to maximum of 24 months depending on the need of the training. Any Indian citizen with minimum age of 18 years upto 35 years can be appointed as NEEM trainee/ apprentice. In order to become a NEEM trainee, a candidate should be either pursuing a Diploma/ Degree course or completed a Diploma/ Degree course or discontinued studies of Diploma/ Degree course.

Apart from offering on the job training to the candidates, NETAP also offers 200 hours of cloud training to all registered trainees which further enhances the probability of being employable. Cloud training is offered under three modules – English language, Computer skills and soft skills.

Since May 2014, TLSU has placed NETAP apprentices in following sectors:

  • Automobile and Ancillary
  • Engineering
  • FMCG
  • IT
  • Retail
  • Banking and Financial sector
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Healthcare
  • Research
  • Electronics

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