If you decide to accept a TITP trainee, the first thing you should consider is the working conditions. Since interns are unexperienced, their salary base would be lower than more experienced employees, but it must be above the minimum wage regulated by the local authorities. If employer set company regulation regarding work wages, the salary must be paid accordingly. If there is none, the employer is responsible to prove that the TITP are paid the same wages as Japanese employees with equivalent experience.
Just as when recruiting Japanese employees, TITP candidates look at the job description, working condition, salary, benefits etc. before making application to the position.
At this stage, most TITP candidates can not speak Japanese. We will assign an interpreter to conduct interviews smoothly. Practical test can be arranged upon request in advance. Please feel free to use imagination to test possible candidate's work skills. Example: (For experienced candidates only) Welding test, Painting test, Safety equipment installation test, General dexterity test, simple machine assembly test Etc.
- 1- Technical intern training manager
- 1- Technical intern training instructor
- 1- Living guidance instructor
Technical Intern Training Managers must take one-day class to learn about the TITP program basics and the management of TITP trainees.
TITP trainees are picked up by the supervising organization and start their required pre-TITP assessment on Japanese language, culture, traffic rules, lifestyle, manners, work rules and their legal rights while working in Japan.
RASSCA cooperative include study materials containing work environment safety and health awareness and basic occupational knowledge for their training. We could also arrange to add work specific work training program during the course (4-5weeks depending on the curriculum).
Implementing organizations are responsible for their trainee's living arrangement. Please see details for the requirements.
There are various TITP trainee's residential requirements: --------------------- - The accommodation must be safe and in secure environment. - size of bedroom space must be over 4.5 square meters. - Each trainee must have a private locker with own key. - The residence must have bathroom, toilet, kitchen, common space. - Must have basic home appliances : Refrigerator, toaster, kettle, microwave, bedding, lighting equipment, air conditioner, curtain, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, rice cooker, cookware, tableware, cleaning tools, fire extinguisher - bicycle, lunch box, water bottle, WIFI -------- *Used furniture and appliances are OK. Accommodation Expenses: 1.Company Owned Residence: Within the fair limits of actual costs (need OTIT's approval) 2.Rented: WIthin the limit of the actual rent Utility bills & wifi costs can be charged within the limits of the actual costs.
TITP Trainees must take and pass the theory & practical exam of evaluation exam (Basic Level) in their training field to prove their skill level.
The test will be carried out after undergoing training for 10 months. If the trainee fails to pass, he or she is unable to continue their training and must go home after one year.
Trainee must pass theory & practical exam of evaluation exam (equivalent to National trade skill testing basic 2nd level) to continue to work as a TITP trainee. **Please note that the work and the skill test in TITP job category may not always match** In this case the Implementing Organization must assess and support their trainees to pass the test.
For details of skill exams please refer to:
The residency status TITP (ii) is valid for two years.
In order to accept TITP trainees (iii), implementing organization must meet several necessary requirements to receive excellence status. for details please refer to:
Upon completion of TITP program, trainees have following options:
1. Return to home country
Return home and use the skills acquired in Japan to contribute to your home country’s industry.
2. Continue as TITP trainee for additional 2 years (only for companies with excellence )
If the trainee pass the Skill test (Practical Grade 3) and the Implementing organization fulfills the excellent score, trainees can extend their training period for additional 2 years as TITP trainee(iii) .
- After completion of the program, trainees are obliged to go home for at least for 1 month even if they wish to extend their training period.
3. After returning home, apply for “Specified Skilled Worker(i)” visa and work in Japan.
Specified Skilled Worker visa(i) enables foreign workers to work in Japan for up to 5 years. It is a fairly new visa status and may become new solutions for Japan’s impending labor shortage problem. Candidates who completed technical intern training (ii) in target job category are exempt from the skill and language exams.
RASSCA Cooperative provide support for TITP trainees as well as Specified skilled Workers. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us from here: Contact Us