Trelleborg is a global Group with extensive opportunities for personal and professional development. Our world is constantly changing through new challenges from our customers and our business environment, which means that our employees must also continuously develop.
There is good reasoning behind our creation of the term “Trelleborg. Where talents grow.” Within Trelleborg, the development of the employees is a core aspect of operations. We encourage internal mobility in the Group and hundreds of vacancies are published on our intranet each year. This provides employees greater opportunities for promotion, broadened experience and new, attractive challenges.
To create success and an attractive workplace, competent managers with good knowledge of the Group are required. Trelleborg’s management development programs prepare our leaders for future challenges at various levels.
One example is TIMP (Trelleborg International Management Program), which is aimed at managers in their first or second management position. In this program, participants gain insight into all general management tasks, such as strategy, finance, marketing, operations, leadership and human resources issues.
In 2009, Trelleborg started a new program where selected employees, supported by mentors, will be given the opportunity to develop their leadership. Each participant (mentee) gets a mentor from another business area to gain insights and knowledge. This will build cross-organizational experience and ability to take on future challenges.
Another aim of the program is to create a network between the participants including their mentors. The first program has a focus on development of women leaders, whereas the second program, scheduled to start in 2010, will focus on leaders in emerging markets.
In addition to the many opportunities relating to internal job rotation, Trelleborg offers various channels for skills development, which are arranged centrally and locally within the Group. Some examples are:
- Internal and external courses
- Various development programs
- On-the-job training and internships
- Web-based training
- Academic courses
- Project-based development