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St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush – Fujitsu School Business Partnership Programme

Two lucky students awarded two-week internships with Fujitsu Ireland this summer

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Ms. Regina Moran, CEO of Fujitsu Ireland, and Mr Yosuke Kawana, Second Secretary, Economic Section, Embassy of Japan in Ireland, open new NAPD Creative Engagement Japanese Garden in the St. Joseph’s Rush.

Dublin, March 13, 2015

St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Ireland’s first ‘College for Every Student’, this week hosted the final wrap-up session of the 2015 Fujitsu School Business Partnership Programme. The session was attended by members of Fujitsu Ireland team and Yosuke Kawana of the Embassy of Japan, who opened a new Japanese Garden in the school.

Fujitsu Ireland awarded certificates and provided feedback to 27 5th year students who took part in latest round of the Fujitsu School Business Partnership Programme in February. Two lucky students, Emma King and Shauna Bernard, also won a two-week internship with Fujitsu Ireland this summer, where they will work with various departments across the Fujitsu Ireland business, including Human Resources, Marketing, Software Development and Finance.

The purpose of the Partnership Programme is to introduce students to the various career options available to them in the ICT Industry, as well as prepare them for the working world that awaits them when they leave school. CVs, cover letters, interview skills and networking are all included in the programme and almost 100 students have taken part since it began four years ago.

Speaking at the wrap-up session, Regina Moran, CEO, Fujitsu Ireland said: “We’re delighted to reward students for their hard work throughout the programme. In the four years since we’ve been working with St. Joseph’s Secondary School, we’ve seen the programme go from strength to strength and both students and Fujitsu staff gain so much from it.”

Mr Yosuke Kawana, Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan, added: “We would like to convey our sincere appreciation to Fujitsu Ireland for their generous contributions to St. Joseph’s School. We are also moved to see the wonderful Japanese Garden built by students in the school. We hope this wonderful occasion will help to further the development of the relationship between Japan and Ireland.”

Adding to these comments, Patricia Hayden, Principal of St. Joseph's Secondary School, said: “We were delighted to welcome Fujitsu and the second secretary of the economic section in the Embassy of Japan, Mr Kawana to our school following another successful year of the programme, and to open our brand new Japanese Garden. We look forward to working with Fujitsu again next year and introducing a new class of students to the programme.”

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: http://www.fujitsu.com

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.

Oisin O’Callaghan

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Date: 13 March, 2015
City: Dublin