English Administrative Field Predetermined Position Course

Panasonic's Human Resources Development

"Before developing products, you must develop your people."

The success of a business depends on its people. In any business, having the right people for the job is the first step toward success.
These are the words of our company founder, Konosuke Matsushita.
The founder's thoughts on the importance of developing human resources, as implied in these words, have been passed down through the years & continue to this day.


THE Predetermined Position Course

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This course is intended for those who have a strong desire to take on the challenge of working in the Corporate /Technological Strategy, Legal Affairs, Intellectual Property, Human Resources, or Accounting category at Panasonic, who is globally deploying operations and business.

Corporate/Technological Strategy category
  • Those who have a strong desire to challenge the work related to the entire company in our Corporate Strategy department, such as Corporate Planning, M&A, and Technological Strategy.
  • Those who are willing to contribute to Management as a planning specialist by enhancing planning skills from a broad perspective and viewpoint.
  • Master's degree students in Business Administration or majors in Business Administration and Finance fields, who can use business-level English or Chinese.

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Corporate/Technological Strategy Course Online Seminar

Legal Affairs / Intellectual Property category
  • Those who are studying or interested in Legal Affairs or Intellectual Property and willing to take on the challenge of working in the Legal Affairs or Intellectual Property department of Panasonic.
  • Those who are willing to contribute to Management on the frontline of a global company as a "Business Transformer" who transforms and leads our business while utilizing their knowledge and information in Legal Affairs or Intellectual Property.

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"Legal Affairs" of Panasonic

"Intellectual Property" of Panasonic

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Legal Affairs / Intellectual Property Category Online Seminar

Human Resources category
  • Those who have a strong desire to contribute to Management from the HR aspect by leveraging their deep thinking and insight into people and organizations, data analysis skills, and language skills.
  • Those who are able to discover issues on their own, think of "how to do it" rather than "why it cannot be done", and take action in order to implement global business strategies and HR strategies.
  • Those who have the ability to drive decision making and implementation of Personnel measures based on the understanding of the company's management strategy, while involving various stakeholders.

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Online Meeting on the Human Resources Category

Accounting & Finance category
  • Those who have a strong desire to contribute to Management by leveraging their expertise based on Accounting and Finance.
  • Those who want to take on the challenge of being globally involved in management decision-making, such as closing accounts, formulating business plans, and managing domestic and overseas M&A projects financially.

* Specialized skills are not required at the time of recruitment, as they can be acquired through work experience and training after joining the company.

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"Accounting" of Panasonic

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Accounting Staff Online Meeting


Selection Flow

  1. Entry sheet submission

    • Deadline for submission: 16:00, April 15 (Thu.) 2021

    * Please allow plenty of time for your application to avoid the last-minute rush before the deadline.

  2. Self PR form submission

    • Deadline for submission: 17:30, April 18 (Sun.) 2021

    * Upload the form in PDF format to My Page.
    * Check your My Page for details.
    * Please allow plenty of time for your application to avoid the last-minute rush before the deadline.

  3. Aptitude testing (SPI)

    • Deadline for aptitude testing: 17:30, April 18 (Sun.) 2021
  4. Document screening

    * There will be a Web Session only for those who apply for the Corporate Strategy/Technological Strategy departments.

  5. Secondary screening

  6. Final screening

  7. Notice of informal job offer


FY2022 New Graduate Recruitment Guidelines

Application Requirements

Persons who are expected to graduate from a four-year university or a graduate school, whether in Japan or overseas, by March 2022.
*Persons who have already graduated from a four-year university or a graduate school may apply as well.

Faculties and Departments Applicants from all university faculties and departments may apply.
Open Positions Corporate/Technological Strategy, Legal Affairs, Intellectual Property, Human Resources, and Accounting positions
* Specific job descriptions, duties, etc. will be determined after joining the company.

See Employee Profiles
Salary Starting monthly salary
PhD holder JPY ¥283,500 (FY2021)
Master's Degree holder JPY ¥241,000 (FY2021)
Bachelor's Degree holder JPY ¥217,000 (FY2021)
Allowances Commuting allowance, overtime allowance, etc.

Salary Appraisal

Once a year (April)
Bonus Twice a year (July, December)

Work Locations

Head Offices, laboratories, business sites in Japan or overseas.
*There is the possibility of a future transfer which could require a change of address.

See the various work locations here (only available in Japanese)

Holidays and Leaves Five-day work schedule with public holidays, Year-end/New Year holidays, summer holidays, celebration and condolence leave, long-service leave, Family Support Leave, etc.
Annual holidays (around 126 days per year), annual paid leave (25 days per year. For the first fiscal year, the number of days granted to an employee is calculated according to which month they join the company.)
*Conditions may vary by business site and department.
Social Insurances Employment insurance, workers' accident compensation insurance, employees' health insurance, employees' pension plan.
Employee Benefits

Plans: Stock ownership plan, installment savings for property accumulation, corporate pension plan, Cafeteria Plan (flexible employee benefit program), employee purchase plan, etc.

Facilities: Dormitories, company housing, housing subsidies, recreational facilities, medical facilities, etc.

Employee Training

Japan: New employee training, training according to job function (job category)/division/rank, training outside the company, free e-learning on business literacy and liberal arts, etc.

Overseas: Overseas study program, overseas trainee system, overseas training, etc.

Career Support

e-Challenge system (in-house recruitment and transfer system), e-Appeal system (in-house "free agency" system), In-company Multitasking (requesting to work in two departments at the same time), Outside Company Experience, Mentor System for New Employees, Third-year Interviews, Career & Life Design Seminars, Work & Life Support Program, etc.

Learn more about the work environment

Selection Process Document screening, aptitude test, multiple interviews, etc.
Probationary Period of Employment There is a probationary period of employment (3 months).
*Conditions are the same as the permanent employment conditions.

Smoking in Workplaces

Indoor smoking is prohibited (some business sites offer indoor smoking spaces).

FAQ

The FAQ page provides answers to questions frequently asked by prospective applicants.

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