ICT COMPANY Fujitsu has been encouraged by the calibre and number of aspiring HR professionals who attended a special Information Evening at its Derry/Londonderry office.
Guests included a mix of university students, new graduates and career movers as well as experienced HR professionals. Attendees heard from Sarah Wadsworth, Head of HR Services at Fujitsu EMEIA, who spoke about the evolution of the sector and shared insight into the transferable skills needed to succeed in the industry such as the ability to manage people, build relationships, and deal with ambiguity in a challenging and dynamic environment.
Speaking about the event and scale of opportunity, Keelin Duddy, Fujitsu’s HR Service Desk Lead for the UK and Ire-land, said: “Fujitsu aims to expand its HR functions in Northern Ireland to bring greater diversity and inclusion to the business. Having grown from a team of zero to 60 over the past five years, we are aware that the City is a great talent base and we are delighted with the new interest shown by local students, graduates and professionals in the area. We now have a better understanding of the local talent pipeline which will help shape any additional roles we plan to create.”
The North West office is home to the company’s HR Hub for the whole of the UK and Ireland. As well as its size, the Hub is unique in that it is led by four experienced business women.
Keelin added: “Key to fostering creatively in any business is ensuring you have a diverse and inclusive team. Our Northern Ireland HR Hub has the added at-traction of being spearheaded by four highly experienced women who are not just at the forefront of HR policy but also Fujitsu’s diversity agenda.”
The open evening is the first in a series of information events that will be held in the City by Fujitsu as it looks to expand its recruitment opportunities.