GRI 404-1, GRI 404-2
The Company can only reach its corporate goals if the staff is highly qualified and thoroughly informed about current developments. Employees are therefore offered individually tailored education and training opportunities and relevant additional qualifications. Systematic succession planning guarantees that a sufficient number of potentially suitable employees are available for all management positions, and that we can fill vacancies from within the Company whenever possible. To that end, we identify and develop talent – for instance through programmes for “Young Professionals” designed and offered incooperation with Elia Group. 50Hertz obtains qualified new talent through our own internal apprenticeship programme, a24-month trainee programme and by hosting internships and supervising doctoral, bachelor’s, and master’s theses in cooperation with universities and colleges. In 2018, a total of 35 student employees and 5 trainees worked for 50Hertz. Currently, 20 young men and women are completing their industrial orbusiness apprenticeships, which corresponds to a trainee rate of 1.9%. On average, each employee received 11.76 hours of training in the reporting year, excluding regular safety training.
In addition, management staff are offered 50Hertz-specific training modules for developing individual leadership skills. Since 2014,123 management employees (division, department and teamheads) have participated, working cross-departmentally and cross-hierarchically on specific cases from their day-to-day management practice.