Over 150 People Recruited in 2017 Thanks to the Group's Training and Recruitment Programmes
Prysmian Group Bets On Talented Young People: Seventh Edition of the “Build the Future” Recruitment Programme Launched
Over 150 People Recruited in 2017 Thanks to the Group’s Training and Recruitment Programmes
“Young People Should Behave Like a CEO and Take Decisions Based on What’s Good for the Company,” Stated Valerio Battista, CEO of Prysmian Group
Milan, 18 September 2017 – Now in its seventh edition, “Build the Future”, the international recruitment programme adopted by Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, aims to recruit and train the brilliant and aspiring professionals of tomorrow.
The new search process is aimed at selecting 40/50 new graduates in Economics, Business, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in Italy and worldwide. This year’s edition will bring the number of talented young people of various nationalities who have joined the company through the “Build the future” programme to approximately 250. Candidates must have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, be interested and willing to learn, be fond of technology and innovation, be open to changes and able to work in a challenging and competitive industry, be capable of working in teams and possess leadership skills, have a strong desire and motivation for an international experience within Prysmian and have excellent English skills.
The introductory programme will envisage for the selected resources an initial training period at the Milan headquarters, in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, followed by a one-year job rotation in the country of origin (R&D, Operations and Sales), which includes a three month warm up period for their upcoming international role and two years abroad within a specific department. The first months will allow the selected participants to get to the heart of the Group’s dynamics and its production process. The subsequent years of experience will allow the new graduates to be fully integrated into the organisation, and thus to make their own significant contributions to business objectives.
The programme’s objective, after the first three years, is to assign the roles of junior management, or specialist in a technical area, in the country of origin, or abroad, according to a merit-based approach based on performance evaluations, personal aptitudes, results achieved and company needs.
Prysmian Group continues to be one of the corporations that pays most attention to enhancing its human capital through a series of initiatives, from promotion of inclusion and diversity to numerous recruitment and training programmes which in 2017 have led to the recruitment of over 150 people. In fact, beside “Build the future” the Group has other programmes, such as “Make it” and “Sell it” dedicated to the best talents among manufacturing and marketing professionals.
For Prysmian, people are a fundamental asset and create value, as reiterated also by the Group’s CEO Valerio Battista, during a meeting with the talented young people who participated in the latest edition of “Build the future.” He also underlined the importance of being “open-minded and good and humble listeners, eager to learn from those who have contributed to make this company great, day after day.”
The programme is a major opportunity for building their future within a leading company at international level, which allows young people “to behave like a CEO and to be responsible for each and every decision taken based on what’s good for the company, for the people who work with it and the shareholders who have invested and placed their confidence in the Group,” added Valerio Battista.
The search for the approximately 40/50 talents will continue until 31 December 2017, through a thorough recruitment and evaluation process carried out at both the local and Group level. Their integration within the company is planned by the first quarter of 2018.
Prysmian – manufacturer of the famous fire performance FP range for more than 30 years - is the largest cable manufacturer in the UK with over 100 years of experience. The UK operation employs more than 1,300 personnel across four sites and is well placed to support its local and global customer base with energy and telecom cables and accessories with varying voltage capacities. At higher voltages, Prysmian offers a maintenance and installation service via its Energy Network Solutions business unit. Its XLPE Xpress service delivers high voltage cables and accessories from stock. At lower voltages Prysmian's comprehensive range of building wires and power cables are available through a first class network of wholesalers and distributors.
Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. With nearly 140 years of experience, sales of over €7.5 billion in 2016, 21,000 employees across 50 countries and 82 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the businesses of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, of special cables for applications in many different industries and of medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry,
the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.
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