New graduate recruitment information

New graduate recruitment information

Application Requirements
Open applications
*Application for 2023 Recruitment and Summer internship for 2022 has been closed. Thank you for your application.

*Information will be provided on this page once the application for 2024 Recruitment has started.

We are looking for talents who are determined to become a professional engineering consultant to join our firm. As an engineering consultant, you will be meeting with clients to discuss their problems and needs from its root, offer engineering and technical solutions and follow through with the implementation of suggested solutions until the problem is solved.
The position requires having both perspective as an engineer and a consultant: an engineer who has a deep understanding in technologies, explores then chooses an adequate method/technology to solve an issue and a consultant who sees things from the clients eyes and works side by side with them on problem solving.
Master or Ph.D.
Starting salary (in case of working in Tokyo, scheduled to begin in April 2022)
*The following includes the uniform regional allowance (Tokyo) of 33,500 yen
and the uniform non-smoking allowance of 5,000 yen.

Monthly salary for those with a master's degree: 239,750 yen
Monthly salary for those with a doctorate degree: 245,000 yen
Once a year
In principle, twice a year (summer and winter)
Work locations
Nakano Ward, Tokyo
Otsu Town, Kikuchi-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture
Work hours
“Flex time” system
(Core time 9:00 to 16:00 with standard working hours of 8.0 hours/day)
Holidays & vacation
Two full days off in every calendar week (closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays), across-the-company holidays at end & beginning of the year, paid vacation, and other special holidays provided.
Various benefits
Family allowance, regional allowance, overtime allowance, commuting allowance, children's allowance, non-smoking allowance, etc.
Training systems
- “Basic stance” training (newcomers & third year)
Newcomers will learn about the entire company through group work in the month of April. From May to July, the newcomers will receive OJT to learn about the overall work for the final assignment in August. Staff members on their third year will make an inventory of what they have done so far and learn how to build a career onward.
- Training for newly assigned salespeople
- Career support training (those in their 20’s and 30's)
- Management skills training (section chief & managers)
- Innovation and strategy development training (project leaders & managers)
- Financial support for government qualifications acquisition & congratulatory rewards for acquiring government qualifications
e.g. Professional engineers, associate professional engineers, computational mechanics engineers, structural consultants, first-class registered architect, concrete engineers, facility managers, certified public accountants, Lawyers, patent attorneys, tax accountants, social insurance consultants, SME management consultants
- Financial support for attending various seminars, participating in cross-sector exchange events, and studying abroad
Benefit programs
- Complete set of social insurances
- Retirement plan (401k)
- Nest-egg savings plans (house nest-egg savings, pension nest-egg savings, general nest-egg savings, 20% incentive bonus)
- Rented company housing program (up to 50,000 yen per month, up to 100,000 yen for “reikin,” initial one-time payment to the landlord)
- Meal allowance program (partially self-paid 7,000 yen meal ticket distributed)
- Recreational facilities (across Japan)
- Mental health care (consultation desk run by an external company)
- Medical checkup
- Various club activities (baseball club, soccer club, ski club, tennis club, music club, marine club (fishing club), table tennis club, radio club, surfing club, triathlon club, volleyball club, and other independent activities)
- Stock ownership plan
Selection schedule

OPTIONAL Seminars and internships

Your opportunity to know about KKE before the recruitment process.
Press the “ENTRY” button at the bottom of this page and register to apply for the sessions.
The registration page partially includes Japanese language. If you are unfamiliar with Japanese or want to know what information is required please check the short movie (one minute) below.

・Internship theme: The work of an engineering consultant How to find good challenges and solutions (Keywords 2days, Workshop, Only for those living in Japan, In person)
・Seminar theme: What it means to work in Japan: Knowing about the Japanese hiring culture, self-analysis and interview preparation (Keywords 3hours, Lecture + workshop, Only for those living in Japan, In person)
・Seminar theme: Career talk with HR (Keywords 1hour, Round-table discussion or 1 on 1, Available online)


Company introduction session / ​​Non selection process

A total two hours session of who we are, what we do, our vision and who we are looking for. Details for further recruitment steps will be given here as well. We ask candidates to attend full time, otherwise you will not be eligible to apply for further steps. The session is expected to start from February 2022.

Registration is currently open. Press the “ENTRY” button at the bottom of this page for registration.

申込における注意点:日本語能力試験N1, N2を合格されている方、また同等の日本語力を保有されている方は、当社の英語選考に応募いただけません。Those who have JLPT N1 or N2, or the same level of Japanese proficiency CANNOT apply for our English recruitment process. If you are interested, please apply for our Japanese recruitment process.


Application for screening / Selection process

Submit CV and take three aptitude tests.


Presentation by the Engineers / ​​Non selection process

Only for those who passed STEP2. A roundtable discussion with our members from different business fields. It is your opportunity to ask questions about our business or difficulties they faced working in Japan.
*Under the declaration of emergency by the Japanese government, all lectures will be held via the web (Zoom).


Interactive dialogue / Selection process

A 30 minutes meeting with recruiters. To book for the interactive dialogue, you would need to submit two documents and take an aptitude test.
*Under the declaration of emergency by the Japanese government, all lectures will be held via the web (Zoom).


Meet the Engineer / ​​Non selection process

Only for those who passed STEP4. A 30 minutes meeting with an engineer from the department which you are most interested in. Here is your chance to ask questions regarding necessary technical and human skills.


Group exercise, CV screening by the Engineer / Selection process

A group discussion will be conducted online.
You would also need to submit an essay and an abstract of your research study.


Meeting with HR personnel / ​​Non selection process

This is a meeting to assist you prepare for the final interview and answer your questions which you still might have.


Final interview in TOKYO / Selection process, in person only

This is the final interview with our executive members. The interview will be in person only since we want to know about you better and like YOU to know about the company in which you will be spending most of the time in the near future.

[Upon visiting our office: COVID-19 Countermeasures]
Your physical and mental safety is our priority, therefore, we will take the following measures.
a. Arrange seating with ample distance in the venue.
b. Prepare masks and disinfectants.
c. Ventilate the venue as much as possible.

For those living outside Japan, please understand that your interview date might change due to the situation and the traveling regulations for COVID-19 by each country.