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By implementing a long-term employment and skills strategy, we are able to anticipate and react to changes within our business: by retraining and redeploying staff who work in areas with diminishing personnel needs, we can supply much-needed additional resources to in-demand Group operations. For the employees themselves, it is an opportunity to enhance their personal and professional development, while enriching the teams they join with new knowledge, perspectives, and ideas.
On average, over four out of five employees receive training within the Group.
Apprenticeship is at the heart of our employment policy, giving young people the chance to enter the workforce with a diploma and substantial work experience.
In the last three years, EDF has doubled the number of work-study program contracts.
The EDF Group University was established in 2003, with the goal of fostering a common community of current and future leaders, by sharing managerial methodologies and best practices, and through developing a common approach for change management. The EDF Group University has developed partnerships with three business schools:
In France, the sessions and seminars of EDF Group University take place in Chatou (France).
By supporting and promoting postgraduate research, both in France and abroad, the Foundation's aim is to inspire today's young talents to rise to the challenges of low- and zero-emission energy generation in the future.
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