Japan’s 7-Eleven to recruit Vietnamese interns

16:20 | 11/09/2017 Companies

Japan’s convenience store chain 7-Eleven plans to recruit 10-20 Vietnamese interns to work at its stores in Japan starting in mid-2018, reported Japanese newspaper Nikkei.

Inside the first 7-Eleven convenience store in Ho Chi Minh city - Photo: kenh14.vn

The giant retailer said it has established partnership with six Vietnamese universities to select candidates among their students, including the University of Languages and International Studies in Hanoi.

Selected students who should be fluent in spoken Japanese, will be sent to Japan for one year to study and work for 7-Eleven stores in Tokyo.

The interns will be trained in store management skills, and given chances to visit factories that make products for 7-Eleven stores.

7-Eleven will also collaborate with Ohara Gakuen, a Tokyo-based college, to offer bookkeeping courses in Japanese in Vietnam targeting potential interns.

The group has approximately 20,000 convenience stores across Japan, with 6.5 percent of its workforce, or 24,000, being foreigners as of August, 2017. Vietnamese make up about a fifth of these foreign workers.

7-Eleven opened its first store in Vietnam last June.

Theo VNA