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Measures for enabling employees to extend their experience and career globally

(Updated on August 12, 2014)
Sony Corporation operates a wide variety of programs to enable employees to gain experience overseas in preparation for careers on the global stage. These include opportunities to study overseas for an MBA, overseas study programs aimed at engineers wishing to expand their knowledge through research of cutting-edge technologies at overseas universities and research institutions, and the Global Job Postings program under which employees can apply for transfer to an overseas site for career development.
  • Scheme for Young Employees to Acquire Overseas Experience (examples)

To bolster English-language communication skills, Sony recently runs English training program targeted particularly at younger employees. Sony also provides diverse learning opportunities to enable employees to study languages based on their individual level and needs. Sony actively supports employees in their individual efforts for personal growth and learning. In fiscal year 2013, approximately 1,900 employees utilized these programs to improve their English-language capabilities. Sony has a growing number of language training programs and participants for languages in addition to English, including Chinese.

Similarly, at Group companies in Japan, employees participate in a variety of programs such as "Self-Improvement," "School Attendance Support" and "In-House TOEIC®."
Main Measures in the Sony Group in Each Country and Region
"MUSHA" program
Sony Global Solutions, Inc., runs the "MUSHA" program as a one-year transfer assignment for young employees in the information systems field. Participants work at sales subsidiaries in emerging economies, which are positioned as particularly important within Sony's sales and marketing strategy. In fiscal year 2013, a total of three employees took part, undertaking assignments in Indonesia (Jakarta), Russia (Moscow) and India (Delhi), respectively. The participants worked as local staff, receiving supervision from local managers while contributing to sales and marketing business operations. Through this program, Sony aims to not only nurture IT solutions capabilities but also cultivate human resources capable of understanding the operations of sales subsidiaries, and thereby support the realization of Sony's business strategy.

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