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30 Jan 2015

Fabrizio Rutschmann presents Academy 2015 training programme

Prysmian Group Academy, the Group corporate university, has just entered its fourth year of activity with the presentation of its 2015 training calendar. Together with Fabrizio Rutschmann, SVP HR and Organization, we shall now take a closer look at the specialist courses, tools and events available to employees and, then, at the general approach Fabrizio suggests adopting to corporate training.

How has the 2015 Prysmian Academy programme been developed? What main guidelines have been followed?

After gathering feedback from last year’s courses, performing benchmark analyses and working with top SDA Bocconi lecturers, this year we want Academy training initiatives to tie in ever more tightly with the Group’s business challenges. All contents and learning materials, as well as the internal and external lecturers and guest-speakers involved, have been selected to prepare employees to support the Group in achieving its growth and development goals. In order to do this, the Professional School has already scheduled 18 courses, with others due to be offered soon, aimed at preserving and spreading the technical and specialist knowledge underlying Prysmian’s competitive advantage. The School of Management, with 16 sessions scheduled for 2015, is the vehicle for training managers to run the business and manage staff and the many processes of change in progress on the industrial, strategic, organisational and commercial fronts. Thanks to the Academy, 50 employees were promoted last year to important new international positions within the organisation. From its very outset, the Academy’s main goal has been to create tangible benefits for the business. We are now garnering the first results and shall continue to work in this direction.

What would you advise Prysmian employees to do to develop their own training plans? How should they approach corporate training in general?

A business like ours needs employees who are able to manage everyday business but, at the same time, who feel they are part of an organisation they want to help improve and grow. This involves developing widespread business initiative, the incentive to take on new challenges and the constant quest for new solutions. Active participation in Academy courses is an opportunity for employees to devote specific time to training, personal growth and rethinking the way they work, by enhancing their curiosity, proactivity and continuous professional development. I personally urge everyone to look at the Academy’s calendar and to start putting themselves forward for those courses of most interest and use in their jobs.

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