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Saturday 23 August 2014

St. Joseph's students vie for two Fijitsu internships

Published 18/03/2014 | 05:32

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Fujitsu staff members Anita O’Grady and Fiona Maxwell with students taking part in the Skills at Work Programme.

FIFTH year students from St. Joseph's Secondary School in Rush have been put through their paces in mock interviews for roles at Fujitsu Ireland.

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Some 26 students competed 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 were 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 had 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.

As well as gaining practical interview skills, two students will also be offered two-week apprenticeships with Fujitsu Ireland this summer.

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