Since fiscal 2014, Sony has been providing various course-based job opportunities to enable university graduates to apply for jobs which match their intentions and areas of study.
For fiscal 2017 new graduate recruitment, companies in Japan are subject to new guidelines shortening the period of recruitment. Regardless of this shorter timeframe, Sony will carry out recruiting activities designed to facilitate mutual understanding with graduates in order to minimize employment mismatch.
To recruit engineers and researchers, Sony has set up a job matching system in which students can meet employees in positions similar to their desired jobs. By taking opportunities to meet with a diverse range of university students including those who have school referrals, Sony strives to hire outstanding talent.
To recruit administrative staff, in addition to welcoming interns to its marketing and product planning departments, Sony has also set up the Business Master Program for positions that require specialized knowledge, including management, finance, and law. Through this program, university students learn about Sony's business by attending employee lectures, participating in workshops, and giving presentations.