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Trend Micro 3rd Level Links

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

Complete Trender Diversity


How diverse is Trend Micro Ireland?
With a gender balance of 1.3 males to 1 female, average age 37, and 27 different nationalities, very!
At Trend Micro Ireland, we embrace all of our differences naturally, across the inclusion categories, and without excess fanfare. Whichever your gender; whomever your partner may or may not be; whatever your beliefs or capability; however many birthdays you have celebrated; or wherever you are from, you can be the best part of yourself here. We are like nowhere else.

Why is this important to us?
We are already a transnational company with Eva Chen CEO, and diverse global & European senior leadership. In addition to the human benefits of inclusion, much validated research has proven that optimal diversity drives optimal collaboration, innovation and more i.e. Trend’s core cultural values.

Can we achieve even more diversity?
Yes. With the introduction of our Complete Trender Diversity programme, we will (a) celebrate more all that we have in place and (b) ensure on an ongoing basis that all categories are well and evenly-represented. Here are some initial plans:

• Further-embrace all of our differences through a Complete Trender Diversity Calendar utilising our Cork Comms intranet, canteen TV screens, and close partnership with Brook Food Services to recognise these days though lunch menu offerings etc.

• Collaborate with Cope Foundation on a Grand Job pilot here at Trend Micro Ireland. Grand Job is a scheme that promotes workplace inclusion for those with intellectual disabilities. Find out more about this great initiative at:

• Not solely driven by diversity, implement a 3rd Level Links strategy for 2016 to include interns across Sales, Technical Support, Customer Operations and IS. In addition to average age and longer-term talent drivers, we will really benefit from next generation perspective.

To celebrate the launch of our Complete Trender Diversity, we had a crepe cart serving a diverse range of fillings…