What it does: Offers ICT products and services
Staff stats:155,000 globally, 4,000 in Australia and New Zealand
The good bits: Talented colleagues, quality training
The not so good bits: Navigating around a large company
Hiring grads with degrees in: Engineering, Maths, IT & Computer Sciences; Finance, Accounting, Economics & Business Administration; Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences; Sciences
The Fujitsu story
Fujitsu (one of the largest IT companies, after IBM and Hewlett Packard) was established in 1935.
Fujitsu started to produce many of Japan’s phones, as well as the accompanying telecommunications infrastructure. But it was Fujitsu’s creation of Japan’s first computer (the FACOM 100) in 1953 that captured the world’s attention. Since that time, Fujitsu has grown to have its fingers in many pies. Such as cloud computing, desktop and laptop computers, mainframe computers, supercomputers, microelectronics, scanners, servers, and software.
Fujitsu’s is one of the largest ICT companies operating in this part of the world. With a heritage originating from telecommunications and some of the world's earliest computers, Fujitsu now has a strong focus on becoming a digital transformation partner for its customers. In Australia, Fujitsu has been operating for over 45 years and the company is recognised as a supplier of choice for many Australian local businesses and government organisations across retail, financial services, healthcare and transport.
Fujitsu is focused on creating an inclusive workplace that embraces and promotes diversity. In practice this has meant they are promoting and hiring people for their skills and insights regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, values, beliefs, disabilities, sexual preferences and religion.
Fujitsu’s senior leaders have set out to reform the corporate culture and mindset. They have introduced career development programs for staff, made workplaces easier to navigate for disabled staff, fostered a greater understanding of LGBTI staff and instituted more flexible work practices.
Fujitsu is a signatory to the UN Global Compact's 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Fujitsu has five priorities that it has been focusing on in the lead up to 2020. They are:
- Providing opportunities and security through ICT. (That is, creating ICT that connects the all the world’s people and allows them to “pursue their dreams”.)
- Protecting the global environment. (By reducing Fujitsu’s environmental footprint and producing ICT that can address environmental challenges.)
- Embracing diversity and inclusion.
- Developing human resources for their contribution to the society and the planet. (That is, developing employees so they can become “pioneers in contributing to the advancement of society”.)
- Communicating and collaborating with stakeholders
The recruitment process
While you need to have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the last two years, depending on the role, you do not need specified degrees.
More than just technical skills and having all the answers up front, they care about problem solving skills, innovative thinking and a willingness to learn and do.
How to apply:
The recruitment process starts with an online application then a virtual interview. If all that goes well, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre. If you shine there, and pass the necessary police and reference checks, you’ll receive a job offer.
Salaries are competitive for Graduates roles. Staff can request flexible working arrangements and receive 14 weeks paid parental leave as the primary carer. There are a range of benefits. These include discounts on: Fujitsu, Apple and Microsoft products, Fitness First gym memberships, Bupa health insurance and Specsavers glasses. Staff also have access to discounted novated leases of Toyota vehicles and a ‘car plan’ that allows them to salary sacrifice “up to two vehicles or a car plus car allowance”.
Fujitsu is “committed to providing learning and development opportunities to its employees”. It recently launched a Management Development Program in this region. This program “prepares attendees to become People Managers and supports them to provide a strong contribution to their teams and the broader business”. If you are interested in working overseas, Fujitsu operates in 100 different nations. And, in a business of Fujitsu’s size, there are always roles in a variety of countries that need to be filled.
The vibe of the place
Fujitsu has sought to combine the best that Japanese and Western corporations have to offer. In recent times it has enthusiastically embraced diversity, “fair and equal access to opportunities based on merit” and a less hierarchical, conformist corporate culture.
At the same time, Fujitsu has continued to show loyalty to its employees, encourage collaborative workplaces where staff members come together “cohesively in teams” and take a long-term view rather than obsessing about next quarter’s results.
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From the Employer:
"Our Graduate Program aims to build a pipeline of talent to lead Fujitsu in the future. Through our program we aim to increase diversity in our workforce by bringing young people into the organisation. Our goal is to bring in digital natives who can actively shape and drive our digital agenda. By bringing new ideas and perspectives into Fujitsu to help enhance Fujitsu’s reputation with customers and society, as a responsible employer of young people.
The Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand Graduate program incorporates a balanced mix of business focus and personal development/awareness with onsite sessions, virtual modules and group work. The program has Executive Sponsorship and a Graduate’s learning falls into four main categories: awareness of the business, self awareness, leadership awareness and readiness for leading the business.
Throughout the Program, Graduates are equipped with a Mentoring Program, Action Learning Sets and Engagement Activities.
Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand are targeting new recruits into the organisation, who have been to university to study for a degree level qualification. The Program will run for 18 months with an annual intake in February of each year. In 2018, our Graduates were spread across multiple locations, including Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Wellington. Graduates are placed in roles across Sales, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Consulting, Digital Business, Legal & Commercial, Customer Services, Technology & Innovation Architecture and Managed Services."