Global Leader in Sustainable Mobility, Alstom, Named Top Employer in 22 Countries

Global Leader in Sustainable Mobility, Alstom, Named Top Employer in 22 Countries

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, France, 17-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom (EPA: ALO), a French multinational rolling stock manufacturer and leader in sustainable and green mobility solutions, has announced it achieved the Global Top Employer 2023 certification for the first time, being recognized in 22 countries. This marks a significant increase from the 14 countries where they received the distinction in 2022. The Alstom Group has consistently been awarded this certification for the past four years in Europe, three years in the Asia-Pacific and North America region and now, for the first time, in the Middle East.

As the world faces the ecological transition, Alstom must respond to the growing international demand for more modern and sustainable mobility solutions. With an order book of €85.9 billion, the Group is committed to maintaining its strong recruitment dynamic and is specifically targeting young talent to contribute to the challenges of smart and sustainable mobility. In fact, more than 30% of Alstom’s recruitment efforts will be directed towards young graduates, doctoral students, dual studies and/or apprentices through its International Internship Program for Europeans (VIE).

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious certification for the first time and in so many countries,” says the CEO of Alstom. “It is a testament to our commitment to creating a positive and inclusive work environment where our employees can thrive. We are especially excited to be targeting young talent, as they will play a crucial role in shaping the future of sustainable mobility.”

This certification highlights Alstom’s dedication to creating a positive and inclusive work environment that attracts and retains top talent. With the support of young professionals, Alstom is poised to continue its leadership in the development of smart and sustainable mobility solutions.

“We are extremely proud to receive the Global Top Employer certification. This award recognises our ongoing commitment to making Alstom one of the best working environments in the world. As a leader in smart and sustainable mobility, innovation and diversity are at the heart of our corporate strategy. We are looking for young talent to invent tomorrow’s mobility and grow with us,” explains Anne-Sophie Chauveau-Galas, Chief Human Resources Officer at Alstom.

Alstom invests in and trains its new recruits with Alstom University

In Alstom’s recruitment strategy, young graduates are particularly targeted. The objective is to recruit more than 30% of young graduates, International Internship Program for Europeans, doctoral students, dual studies and apprentices. This is already a reality in some countries such as France.

To ensure the integration and development of its young recruits, the company can count on a strong internal learning culture. On average, 21 hours of training are given to each employee worldwide per year, using state-of-the-art technology. With a very broad catalogue, this training is notably digital and accessible anywhere, at any time from any type of equipment (computer, tablet or smartphone). Alstom University offers immersive virtual reality experiences through its regional campuses but also through the metaverse, immersive interaction platforms using avatars and 3D models accessible from personal computers or using virtual reality headsets.

“Beyond the number of training courses proposed, we also put a particular emphasis on the experience offered to our trainees, as well as their integration into the company. In 2022, Alstom obtained the “Happy Trainee” accreditation in France, Canada and Brazil, as well as the “Happy Apprentice” accreditation in the United Kingdom. This demonstrates the company’s desire to continue offering the best possible experience for our trainees and apprentices,” adds Anne-Sophie Chauveau-Galas.

“Happy Trainee” is a certification based on an internal survey for apprentices and trainees. The aim is to evaluate the overall work experience of young talents and then to define areas for improvement in each country.

>30% of recruitment efforts will target young graduates
22 countries were awarded the Global Top Employer for 2023 certification
21 hours of training is given on average to each employee worldwide per year

Profiles contributing to innovation and implementation of Alstom solutions

Alstom develops sustainable and smart mobility solutions. Throughout its value chain, the company offers a wide range of career opportunities in all functions, particularly in engineering, but also in procurement and project management. In line with trends in the tech sector, software engineering and cybersecurity are among the most dynamic functions. New jobs related to hydrogen are also highly valued.

About Top Employer certification

Top Employer certification recognises a company’s commitment to creating a better working environment for its employees and excellence in human resources policies and practices. The Top Employers Institute certifies organisations on the basis of their results in the HR Best Practices Survey. The survey covers six HR areas, divided into 20 themes such as people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, training, well-being, diversity and inclusion.

[1] Discover Business France’s VIE programme 

[2] Certified countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Hong Kong, France, India, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America, Chile, Egypt, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Thailand and United Arab Emirates

[3] In the first half of Alstom’s 2022/23 financial year

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