People are at the heart of our business strategy and success so we need to be able to attract future talent. For a new company like us, building a strong employer image is of high importance.
Our employees’ positive experiences form the basis for our employer image. In addition, we promote Caverion by being active in social media, attending recruitment fairs in educational institutions, arrange student excursions and hackathon events for innovations and take part in various campaigns that increase awareness of our industry, our company and our way of working. We always aim to recruit the most qualified and suitable professionals.
Opportunities for students
In 2016, we employed a total of approximately 1 200 summer employees, thesis students and trainees.
Trainee programs and thesis cooperation give us a great opportunity to be involved in the professional development of young students. In fact, trainee programs constitute an important channel of recruitment for Caverion. Many of our best professionals first joined the company as trainees.
In many of our operating countries, such as Germany and Austria, apprenticeship is a common way of providing young people with trainee jobs. Apprenticeships involve alternating periods of study and work, and their duration is typically three to four years. For example in Sweden, Caverion has an official apprenticeship program for electricians. It includes education within the profession at a workplace. In Norway, Caverion has a long tradition for being an apprenticeship company for students in a vocational school and each year approximately one hundred apprentices are hired at Caverion in the whole country.
In 2016 in Finland, Caverion was selected as one of the best summer employers among big companies. This nomination was a part of a campaign promoting the principles of good summer employment (“Vastuullinen kesäduuni”). These principles include suitable, motivating jobs, reasonable pay, good treatment of applicants, sufficient work orientation and guidance, and fair and equal treatment, among others.
In 2016, Caverion Germany was recognized as one of the three best employer brands in Germany based on the Career Freeride Camp organised by Caverion. The choice was made by Employer Branding Award.
In order to develop education in our industry, we support cooperation with schools and institutes of higher education. Some of our employees even give classes at educational institutions. In particular, we cooperate with vocational schools and universities of applied sciences in engineering.