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Fujitsu Hosts Partnership Programme with Local Rush School

5th year students at St. Joseph’s School, Rush vie for two-week summer internship with Fujitsu Ireland as part of the School Business Partnership Programme

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Dublin, February 04, 2015

Students from 5th year St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush will go head-to-head to compete for a two-week internship with Fujitsu Ireland. Now in its fourth year, the School Business Partnership Programme between Fujitsu and St. Joseph’s School provides students with guidance in areas such as CV preparation, networking and interview scenarios through workshops and seminars.

This year, 27 students will be marked on their performances in the mock interviews and two lucky participants will be awarded internships with Fujitsu Ireland this summer. They will work with various departments across the Fujitsu Ireland business, including Human Resources, Marketing, Software Development and Finance. To date, over 90 students have taken part in the programme.

The Fujitsu team has been working closely with students in recent weeks preparing them for the various aspects of the interview process and advising them on areas like interview skills, body language and how to write an impressive CV and cover letter. This is the second year that a speed networking session has been introduced, where students are invited to discuss the various careers available in ICT with 10 members of the Fujitsu team.

Speaking about the partnership programme, Cathleen Doohan, People & CSR Director Fujitsu Ireland said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain practical experience and the skills required to establish and build a successful ICT career. ICT is Ireland’s fastest-growing industry so it is important to introduce students to the possibilities of a career in the sector at an early stage.”

“This is the fourth year Fujitsu has been involved with the programme, which has gone from strength to strength, and every year we have seen an increase in participation. As women are still underrepresented in the industry, it is particularly encouraging to see such high levels of interest from female students as well as boys.”

Patricia Hayden, Principal of St. Joseph’s Secondary School added: “St Joseph’s is delighted to be part of this programme. The skills and knowledge the students develop over the course of the year never cease to amaze us. The programme gets stronger each year as does our relationship with Fujitsu. We are delighted that so many staff from Fujitsu give their valuable time to help our students develop their CV and interview skills. Students finish the programme with enhanced focus and confidence.”

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 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 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Ireland Ltd

Fujitsu is the world’s third-largest IT solutions provider and among the top five IT solutions provider in Ireland. 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 such as virtualisation 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 some of the leading organisations in the public and private sectors in Ireland including Fujitsu’s existing customer base includes the leading organisations in the public and private sector in Ireland, including Telefónica Ireland Ltd, Irish Courts Service, Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas, Department of Transport, SSE Renewables Holdings Ltd, Dublin City Council, Bord Gais - Networks (and Irish Water), TEAGASC, Electricity Supply Board, Susquehanna, Topaz Energy Limited, Road Safety Authority, IADT, Department of Defence (including Defence Forces Ireland), Doosan Trading Ltd, Dalkia, Department of Social Protection, University College Dublin, Ordnance Survey Ireland, New Ireland Assurance Plc, Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment, Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Irish Blood Transfusion Service, KBC Bank Ireland Plc, Bord na Mona.

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Date: 04 February, 2015
City: Dublin