TOKYO - May 21, 2014 - Works Applications, Japan’s largest ERP software provider, will accept talented engineering students from all over the world for internships from mid-May to mid-July. This internship program, started last year, became an attractive opportunity for career development among university career centers and students, and in FY 2014 there were a total of 28 participants from world-class educational institutions such as India Institute of Technology, Singapore University, and others, a major increase over the nine participants in the previous year.
Interaction between students and employees generates innovation
These internships develop and build technical skills at the practical level for participating students by enabling them to solve real-world problems with technology for business. In addition, the interns work closely with Works Applications employees, which provides a challenging and stimulating learning environment, as well as a means to help drive continued technical development at Works Applications.
One manager at Works Applications who worked with the interns stated, “Not only did they have strong technical abilities, I was also amazed by how quickly they learned new technology.”
Another employee who worked with the interns said, “During the internship period, we completed more than twice as many tasks as I had expected, and it was highly satisfying to see the speed of both input and output. The internship participants also offered suggestions and observations around security and hacking that I had not considered, and I realized how important it is to have a team comprised of people with various viewpoints.”
Accelerating global expansion through the hiring of worldwide top-class engineers
Starting with recruiting at Tsinghua University in China in 2010, Works Applications has focused on hiring talented engineers from universities all over China, as well as in India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and England that rank among the top 200 educations institutions worldwide. Last year more than 150 employees with foreign citizenship joined Works Applications and their high performance contributed to the strong advancements in technology at the company.
Moving forward, Works Applications aims to rapidly expand recruitment of the world's top-class engineering talent and accelerate the quality improvement and expansion of not only Japanese products but of global products as well.
University affiliations of accepted internship students:
25 university students from India: 4 from IIT Kanpur, 3 from IIT Kharagpur, 1 from IIT Roorkee, 1 from IIT Bombay, and 16 from IIIT Hyderabad
3 university students from Singapore: 1 from Singapore University of Technology and Design, 1 from Nanyang Technological University, and 1 from National University of Singapore
About Works Applications
Works Applications was founded in 1996. Its ERP software package system, COMPANY is used by more than 7,000 organizations to support their core businesses. Works Applications holds nearly 35 percent market share in Japan, the largest of any ERP provider in that market. The company serves customers in all major industries, including healthcare, education, manufacturing, energy and transportation; customers include 1,000 of the largest Japanese brand name companies and subsidiaries. Works Applications employs 3,000+ people worldwide, with offices in Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, New York, Los Angeles, and Chennai.