For Galp, Human Capital is a key strategic theme whereby one of the main axes of performance has to do with the Strategic Development of Skills.
Galp is committed to the development of structuring and transforming projects that, in order to be successful, need to be supported by people with solid management, technological/technical and behavioural skills.
In this context, it became clear the need to ensure advanced training for employees. A training programme that is totally customised and aligned with the specificities, reality and strategic objectives of the Company and the industry.
Thus, from the determination to enhance the skills of Galp’s employees and allowing new leaders to emerge, who are able to assume increasing responsibilities at the levels of business and corporate functions in the Company, arose the concept of Academia Galp.
Why is it important to Galp and its Stakeholders
Academia Galp’s programmes contribute to the employees’ commitment with the company, enhancing the knowledge and safeguarding talent retention. They:
- Favour the development of skills;
- Promote internal networking;
- Bring the employees closer to Galp’s culture and values.
In addition, under the various programmatic modules of the courses at the Academia, the trainees are faced with real problems and challenges from Galp, and often the analyses, investigations, ideas, reflections and strategies arising from these studies are applied to the real life context and operations.
Could the topic covered result in substantial consulting processes? If so, how can the trainees’ experience and knowledge of the Company be an extra advantage besides that of having avoided such expenditure?
“Yes, it could have given rise to considerable consulting processes. At Galp this type of challenge is usually handed over to consulting firms that have considerable know-how in the development and applicability of this kind of tools. Students from the workgroup brought knowledge and experience in key areas of the company within the scope of the challenge, such as trading, refining, supply and primary logistics. With the knowledge, different experiences, motivation and will to create value for the Company, the necessary ingredients for the success of the study carried out came together. This is a clear example of how at Galp there is much human potential to be tapped for the completion of case studies.”
Testimony of the internal tutor