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Fujitsu Host Mock Interviews with 5th Years at St. Joseph’s, Rush

Students compete for internships with Fujitsu Ireland as part of year-long Skills at Work programme

Dublin, March 10, 2014

Rush, Dublin, March 10, 2014 - Fujitsu Ireland – 5th year students from St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush will be put through their paces this week in mock interviews for roles at Fujitsu Ireland. 26 students will compete for two internships as part of a year-long Skills at Work mentoring programme where staff of the global ICT giant are helping the students prepare for the working world.

The mock interviews for the roles of Junior IT Sales Consultant and HR Assistant will be carried out by a member of Fujitsu’s HR team and leading executives from the Sales, Delivery, and Communications departments. Ahead of the interviews, the team has been preparing the students and advising them on factors like body language, speaking confidently and expressing their own individual skillsets.

This is the third year in a row that Fujitsu has been involved in this project with 75 students taking part to date. Bernard Delany, People and CSR Director, Fujitsu Ireland said: “This is a great opportunity for the students in Rush – the final interviews are important because it can be quite a challenging experience in the real world, so doing a mock interview and receiving feedback is very valuable.

“It’s also a popular programme with the Fujitsu team as we get to mentor young students and get more involved with a local community. We’ve found that there is a healthy interest in ICT from both the male and female students, which is also very promising as we’re always on the look-out for talent. 

“It’s particularly encouraging to see the interest from the girls, as women are still underrepresented in the sector. While there are signs this is starting to change, we all need to do our part to ensure students get the chance to experience different careers early on and learn about the various pathways into ICT.”

As well as gaining practical skills for job interviews, two students will also be offered two-week apprenticeships with Fujitsu Ireland this summer. This is a unique opportunity for the lucky two to experience first-hand what working in a skilled fast-paced environment is like, and it will reinforce the experience and knowledge gained during the Skills at Work programme.

Patricia Hayden, Principal of St. Joseph’s secondary school said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the students here and they really enjoy it. It’s not easy making the transition from education to the working world and any help young people get along the way is very beneficial. We’re grateful to Fujitsu for their continued support with this programme.”

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Ireland Ltd

Fujitsu is a top five IT solutions provider employing 350 staff in Ireland. Fujitsu defines, designs, builds and operates innovative IT solutions, products and services, helping our customers to realise the benefits of the connected economy. In Ireland we offer a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services. We concentrate on our core strengths, delivering customer focused IT applications, infrastructure development and management and outsourcing across end user, networking and data centre environments. These are supported by a full range of related services, from management and technology consulting, through to integration and deployment.

We work with our customers to identify potential opportunities for technological change in their industry. We then develop and deliver on an action plan to capitalise on these to their commercial advantage. Led by CEO, Regina Moran, the company attributes its success to its Japanese heritage of Lean computing and a methodology based on the concept of continuous service improvement combined with a focus on good technology. 

Fujitsu’s existing customer base includes the leading organisations in the public and private sector in Ireland, including Aviareto, Airtricity, Bord Gais Eireann, Dalkia, Dept of Defence, Dept of Transport, Dublin City Council, ESB, Irish Courts Service, Revenue Commissioners, Road Safety Authority, Telefonica Digital, Topaz, and University College Dublin.

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Date: 10 March, 2014
City: Dublin