Attraction and development of talent

“Tomorrow’s Builders”: The BUILD UP development program for 100 young engineers

 The BUILD UP development program, especially designed for the “100 Young Engineers - Tomorrow’s Builders” project started in March 2015, reached its end phase.

The course is aimed at accelerating organizational and professional training for young engineers through inter-functional rotation secondments at projects, on-the-job training, a dedicated on-line development program and an assessment and monitoring process, in order to help the acquisition of the skill set required to cover key posts within the company in future.

During the program, over 100,000 hours of onthe- job training and tutoring, and over 1,000 hours of e-learning training were delivered.

The technical aspects of managing complex projects and the value of teamwork are the drivers of the Project Management course taken by young engineers at the end of the first year of their training and development course.

The Employer Branding plan and recruiting and university career counselling activities 

An extensive employer branding and talent attraction plan in the most important Italian and international universities was implemented in 2015, specifically in some of the key Countries where the Group operates.

The activities, aimed at selecting talent and providing career counselling and tutoring with respect to career opportunities in the construction sector, were successfully implemented thanks to strategic agreements with the most important universities at national and international level and by leveraging engagement opportunities such as career fairs, recruiting days, themed workshops in university faculties, presentations and site visits.

In this respect, the partnership with BEST (Board of European Students of Technology), the main European association of engineering students, was signed in 2015. Through it, several recruiting and tutoring initiatives were organized, such as the Salini Impregilo day at the Istanbul Technical University, held in November 2015.

Nowadays, the ability to attract junior talent is measured primarily on social and digital channels.

For this reason, Salini Impregilo became part of Employerland, the virtual city in which students and young graduates can meet companies and understand their offering through innovative on-line gamification processes and tools.

“Master in International Construction Management” 

The Company continued its work with Milan Polytechnic, a leading university partner, on dedicated training and internship activities for young talents with level I and level II master degrees in “International Construction Management”.

The Master is aimed at Italian and International students and young graduates with a degree in Civil, Mechanical, Environmental, Building and Architectural Engineering and designed to train professionals with specific competencies for the management and site management processes of large-scale international infrastructure projects.

Salini Impregilo Best New Entry amongst Best Employers of Choice 2016 

Salini Impregilo entered the “Top 20” of the “Best Employer of Choice” list (the list of the most desirable employers in Italy that Cesop Communication has compiled since 2002) and won the “Best New Entry 2016” award, with an overall ranking of 11 and as the only construction sector company.