We believe firmly in the value of training as a tool for continuous improvement. We believe that career development also takes place through a complete awareness of strengths and areas for improvement, both in terms of performance and competence. For this purpose, we provide programmes aimed at promoting and supporting professional growth and skills development to employees both at our headquarters and across our network.
We involve our resources in the process through:
- Annual evaluation of individual competences;
- Collection of suggestions made by employees;
- Self-application for available courses
Within the Academy program, EmpoWer is our first ever internal mentoring project, created with a view to developing and enhancing crucial corporate and organisational conduct to the growth of our people and Autogrill as a whole.
The programme allows participants to interact directly with colleagues of greater work experience, thereby representing a privileged channel for learning new skills and enhancing organisational competences.
It therefore forms a sort of "cascade" training, where our managers hand down to colleagues what they have learnt over the years.
In its first edition Empower had has been focused on gender and the topic of female leadership.
Since 2012 we adhere to Value D, an Italian association of large companies to support women's leadership. Objective of the association is to promote a new cultural model that foresees full participation of women in economic and social life of the country.
A great many women working at the central headquarters of Autogrill have thus been able to attend seminars and meetings representing important tools and knowledge for individual professional growth.