Employer's Expectations from Students

by Plexus Manufacturing (M) Sdn. Bhd.

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Plexus caters their services to many important industries such as healthcare, communication, industrial, aerospace and defence. With an annual revenue of 3.2 billion in the year of 2019, Plexus operates through the world with a global employee count of 19,000. Located in Bayan Lepas, Penang, Plexus has four plants and one design centre. One would not be able to see Plexus’ branding on everyday end products as Plexus is a service-based company. In their approach towards COVID-19 pandemic, Plexus contributes by investing into medical equipment that aids in the fight against COVID-19. Apart from that, Plexus also has a strong presence when it comes to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities which focuses in environmental, charity and education sectors.

Plexus offers its very own technical academy program and graduate program to address different graduate roles be it kickstarting one’s career or internship placement. The Plexus technical academy is a highly structured 3-part program that is catered for engineering fresh graduates to develop their careers. At the end of the program, participants will be equipped with the necessary knowledge as well as technical leadership skills required for career advancement. For the first part, the the graduates are to be exposed into different job roles that enable them to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Secondly, the graduates will need to focus on building specialized knowledge and skills for specific functional areas as well as technical presentation skills whilst the last part of this program focuses on building knowledge and skills for technical leadership. The Graduate Trainee Program however is a 12-month program that provides graduates product realization and multifunctional exposure with the intent to develop a Plexus engineer and future business/technical leader.

The Plexus Industrial Training program is a minimum 3-month placement duration program. Through this program, internship students will be exposed to on-the-job training program such as orientation and engagement program, at the same time exposing them to extra-curricular activities such as CSR activities, trainee group activities, employee branding and ambassadorship in social media and campus recruitment activities. 

On the last note, Plexus’ expectation on new hires requires graduates to be open-minded to new ideas, agile in adapting to changes and being able to communicate and know when to ask questions. The key takeaway for soon-to-be graduates is to engage and be alert at all times as tasks in a multinational corporation are fulfilled as a team.

For more information about Plexus, you may visit them on their website at https://www.plexus.com.


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