YAGEO Corporation Starts a Global Recruitment of Management Trainee and Aims Their First Target at Foreign Students of NCKU
NCKU held a campus recruitment fair with YAGEO, an electronic component company that chose foreign students of NCKU as the target for the management trainee program. Alison Tung, the Chief Human Resources Officer, led many senior managers to interview in person, to find the best partner for their global deployment. Since NCKU and YAGEO set up a joint research center in November of 2020, this was the first recruitment fair that focused on foreign students of NCKU, and NCKU was the first university in which YAGEO recruited foreign students.
The target of YAGEO’s management trainee program is foreign students of NCKU. Nearly one hundred students signed up for the forum and one-on-one interview, and nearly half of them were new graduates. YAGEO planned to hire fifteen to twenty students and the job vacancies included process, equipment, research and development, quality management, information, production management, business, procurement and legal affairs. YAGEO claimed that this recruitment for foreign students of NCKU on March 9 was the first one that YAGEO recruited foreign students among Taiwan’s universities. YAGEO will arrange a complete position rotation training program for the employees, after a two-year training period, the foreign students will be allowed to choose whether they want to stay in Taiwan or transfer to overseas companies of YAGEO.
Alison Tung took herself as the example, shared that she worked as a secretary when she first entered the workforce, but she soon found her interest in human resources, therefore, she worked from a human resources coordinator all the way to the chief officer. She encouraged students to take every challenge when they are still young, the opportunity offered by YAGEO this time would help them find their interest. She also thought that in addition to the industry, students should also choose an iconic company to work in. She said, “You can’t control the ups and downs of the industry, but you can grow with a good company. YAGEO is a leading global electronic component company with capabilities on a global scale, so it will be your first choice when looking for a job in a related field.”
Woei-Jer Chuang, the Assistant Vice President of NCKU and the Director of Innovation Headquarters, said that “ a university not only offers knowledge, but also helps students construct their career.”He mentioned that the resources of NCKU are able to combine the advantages of academic and industry, and YAGEO's global deployment will benefits students’ horizons and future career. Therefore, he hopes students can do their best and he said that the Innovation Headquarters will provide assistance whenever students have great ideas to start a business or are willing to cooperate with enterprises.
YAGEO has been deeply involved in electronic components for many years, and has completed many M&As in recent years. So far, they own 47 sales locations and 49 production basements overseas, and establish 20 research and development centers in 25 countries. Due to their global deployment, they cooperated with NCKU, starting the training program of NCKU’s foreign students. Through a two-year training program, the students will be able to experience different positions, improving their professional skills and competency breadth. The purpose of this program is to prepare talents for global deployment, hoping to recruit outstanding talents for their overseas locations through the recruitment fair.
This was the first recruitment fair that focused on foreign students of NCKU since NCKU and YAGEO set up a joint research center in November of 2020. This time, YAGEO not only recruited the graduates, but also hired students who participated in their projects which were held with NCKU. At the same time, YAGEO will introduce internships, offer scholarships and grants, open electronic components programs, and hold technology exchange activities, for the purpose of enhancing talent cultivation, hoping students can acquire professional knowledge and skills in their school period.
YAGEO was founded in 1977 by Pierre Chen, an outstanding Alumni of NCKU. YAGEO is a leading global electronic component company with capabilities on a global scale, including production and sales facilities in Asia, Europe and the Americas. It has been listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange since October 1993. It is the first listed electronic component company in Taiwan. It has been deeply involved in the electronic component industry for many years. Recently, due to the continuous expansion of its operation scale, it has completed many global mergers and acquisitions.
YAGEO provides one-stop-shopping, offering its complete product portfolio of resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, relays, antennas, wireless components and Circuit protection components to meet the diverse requirements of customers. The applications include aerospace, automotive, 5G & telecommunications, industrial, medical, IoT, power management, green power, computer peripherals and consumer electronics. Currently, YAGEO ranks as the world No.1 in chip-resistors and tantalum capacitors, and No. 3 in MLCCs and inductors.
NCKU and YAGEO Corporation co-held a recruitment on campus on March 9.
17 foreign students signed up for the recruitment, half of them were fresh graduates.
Alison Tung, the Global Chief Human Resources Officer of YAGEO Corp. said students should not only choose the industry to work in but also a more indicative company.
Woei-Jer Chuang said that the resources of NCKU are able to combine the advantages of academic and industry.
The interview with YAGEO’s executives.