Human Resource Development SystemTraining & Career Path
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To create a future yet to be seen, an exciting future, we believe it is important for each NTT Laboratories employee to be a “researcher with autonomy and high market value.”
We support career formation that is rich in variety, from basic research to technology management, tailored to each employee’s career plan.
We are constantly reviewing, updating, and optimizing our training programs so our employees can develop into researchers with high market value, even in a time of increasingly rapid change.
Skills improvement training
Mainly conducted in a group format, a balanced offering of courses provides participants with not only specialized skills for R&D, but also general skills for working adults. The former courses include training on how to obtain patents, which make up important intellectual property of NTT Laboratories. The latter courses include intensive English conversation and technical writing training.
Research theme planning (OJT)
Designed for bachelor’s and master’s degree holders, participants work on their own original research topics after joining NTT and comprehensively learn related skills, the state of peripheral technologies, methods of approaching problems, presentation skills, and other skills. Through OJT and one-on-one mentoring by NTT Laboratories’ world-class R&D staff, participants can expect to achieve results quickly.
MoT study abroad
Through research at leading-edge overseas research institutions (universities, national laboratories, etc.), participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate NTT Laboratories’ technological capabilities, while at the same time exploring new research directions and forming overseas human networks to become a R&D practitioner on a larger stage.
Systems for enhancing motivation of R&D members
Young Researcher Projects
This system allows young R&D members to manage their own projects without being restricted by the organization they belong to or their research theme. Young R&D members submit their own ideas to the committee, and upon approval, receive a budget to launch their project. This system provides an ideal opportunity for young researchers to capitalize on their unique ideas and develop their abilities.
Internal recruitment system
NTT R&D’s internal system enables each NTT Laboratory to recruit R&D members from other NTT Laboratories and organizations for purposes such as establishing new R&D themes and expanding existing themes.
A researcher who has been recognized worldwide for research achievements and is expected to continue to produce high-quality research results is given the title of “NTT Fellow.” As one of NTT Laboratories’ world-class researchers, an NTT Fellow is provided with a special laboratory, allowing him or her to take on the mission of pursuing even more innovative research.
Senior Distinguished Researchers
The title is given to extremely outstanding Distinguished Researchers. Senior Distinguished Researchers have the mission of driving innovative research/leading-edge technological development in research fields deemed to have long-term importance for the NTT Group.
A young, innovation-minded researcher who is recognized inside and outside NTT Laboratories as a particularly outstanding researcher is given the designation of “Special Researcher.” A Special Researcher is granted discretionary power over research (e.g. continuity in research themes, securing research funding, etc.) and receives strong support in carrying out research.