Trend Micro is proud to have strong 3rd level links established with local colleges in Ireland. Our mission is to educate, inspire and advance undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers at the world’s leading technology companies.
It is because Trend Micro has a shared value around empowering a dynamic and diverse workforce to succeed, that we are proud to offer in 2016, seven college placements to successful students from UCC (University College Cork), CIT (Cork Institute of Technology) and WIT (Waterford Institute of Technology).
Trend Micro recognises the power of employee differences and believes diversity within teams not only promotes a culture of innovation, but also results in greater business outcomes. There are 25 different nationalities within the Cork office which complements our diverse workforce. The students will bring additional ideas and energy to our organisation.
We also implemented this 3rd Level links strategy to ensure we attract graduates to enhance our competitive edge. We have placed students into roles we regularly recruit for. This strategy will allow us to start forming a graduate hire top talent pipeline. It provides the graduate with great expertise and experience within the sector, while also promoting our employer brand within colleges and strengthening our academic relationships.
From a long term societal perspective we are hoping that we will influence the next generation to aspire for a career within this exciting cyber security sector. This will benefit the tech sector as a whole, as it will provide a next generation outlook while also providing R&D collaboration with colleges.
Tracey Walton, HR Coordinator