Which fields of study are particularly sought after?
We offer work-while-study and dissertation places to students doing degrees in electrical engineering, information technology, or electronics and circuit technology.
What prerequisites do I need to fulfil in order to be considered for a work-while-study or dissertation place?
In general, you must have very good marks on your course so far, prior knowledge in your chosen field, team skills and flexibility, intercultural awareness and understanding, and a good knowledge of English. We are happy to help you decide on a specific subject during or after the first interview, depending on your interests or our requirements.
Can I also apply for a work-while-study or dissertation place unsolicited?
Every now and then, we announce vacant positions in our job section. In such cases, we request that you reply directly to the advertisement. We are happy to receive unsolicited applications if there are currently no places or vacancies that would suit you.
Do I have to complete an internship at Socionext in order to write a dissertation with the company?
No, prior knowledge from an internship is not a prerequisite, but would definitely be helpful.
How long will it take to write a dissertation? Do I have to be at Socionext for a minimum length of time?
The length of time you are writing a dissertation with us will mainly depend on your university’s requirements.
How much will I get paid if I am a working student or writing a dissertation at Socionext?
We value dedication and will therefore pay you fairly.
Do I have a chance of being taken on permanently if I write a successful dissertation?
Yes, of course – providing there is a suitable vacancy at the site or elsewhere within the corporation.
Completing a dissertation with us will offer you an excellent opportunity to acquire contacts at the company and put yourself forward for an employment contract later on.
What application deadlines do I need to meet?
You should apply at least four months before your ideal start date. However, as our various departments often require staff at short notice, you could be successful sooner.
How does the application process for work-while-study and dissertation places work?
Please send your application to our Human Resources department at the aforementioned address. You should attach all your application documents (cover letter, CV and references or similar) to your application.
How does the selection process work?
Once we have decided to pursue your application based on your written documents, you will generally have an interview in person with a personnel officer and the supervisor you would be working under in your respective department. Applicants also often have an opportunity to meet a number of other staff members and form an impression of where they would be working when they attend their interview.
What application method does Socionext favour?
Please send your application to our Human Resources department at the aforementioned address and then attach your other documents (cover letter, CV and references or similar) as PDFs.
What does a promising application look like?
Please make sure you send us all the required documents. These include an informative cover letter, a complete tabular CV, your most recent references and current enrolment certificate, the examination regulations for your course and, depending on your course, documentation stating the number of ECTS credits you have acquired.