Approximately 200 Sony engineers with frontline expertise in key technological fields develop curricula and textbooks for use in Key Technology training courses, aiming to enhance the expertise of engineers. These courses also offer opportunities to study leading-edge technologies from external experts. More than 5,000 employees take part in these training courses every year.
Sony enhances the skills of its new recruits by offering them general technological training designed by leading Group engineering experts, as well as specialized training programs developed by each of Sony's business units, which are designed to familiarize the trainees with technologies specific to each business. Furthermore, under the guidance of their supervisors and tutors, the recruits participate in theme-based training, which addresses issues that arise in real everyday work. This gives them a better understanding of the importance of communication and how business is conducted, thereby preparing them for future challenges early in their careers.