one’s truly motivating---a company establishing its own university for its
employees to hone their skills further. Volvo Group University in Ardenal in
Gothenburg has opened its doors as the centre of further education and
competency activities for the Groups employees, according to a press statement
from the company.
university is for the Group’s 110 000 employees for the entire global operation
and every year, half a million training days is allocated to the Volvo Group’s
employees and retail organisation worldwide. With employees in more than 190
markets working on everything from product development and assembly to
finances, marketing and sales, the competency level and further education of
all employees is a crucial success factor for the Group.
many years of growth through the acquisition of other companies, such as
Renault Trucks, Mack Trucks and UD Trucks, the Volvo Group launched a completely
new and functional organisation in 2012, in which the Group’s truck companies
were merged into divisions with distinct areas of responsibility in technology,
product development, production and sales. The Volvo Group is now taking the
same step with respect to the further education of its employees.
is important that the training courses we offer support our strategy ahead and
the transformation of the Volvo Group.
With the Volvo Group University, we will ensure that training builds the
expertise that will help us achieve our long-term target to become the leader
in sustainable transport solutions,” says Kristina Rejare, Head of the Volvo
know that our employees value the opportunities for further education during
their professional lives. Having our own university will increase the quality
of the training courses offered within the Volvo Group, while making it clear
that we are actually investing long-term in our employees’ competency
development,” she added
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