In Prysmian, the focus on building a diverse and multicultural environment is introduced to the new entries since the induction and training phase, as framed in the Make It manufacturing career advancement program, devoted to engineers with 3-7 years of experience. During the last edition, more than 50 young professionals from 20 countries had the opportunity to work together, share a common skills development and experience the unique industrial culture of Prysmian.
Prysmian is proud to offer special opportunities to new hires that promote multicultural team-building. Our unique “Make It” career advancement program for engineers with 3-7 years of experience attracted over 50 young professionals in 2016. Participants came from 20 different countries and had the opportunity to work together, develop their skills and experience the diverse/unique industrial culture of Prysmian.
Make It Program is just one of the many tangible examples of our dedication to multicultural team-building. As Echo Shen, the first woman appointed as plant manager in Wuxi, China, underlines, “I strongly believe in the importance of building a strong, reliable relationship with my colleagues. This puts us in the best possible position to solve problems effectively and achieve our goals. Not only does it help us improve the quality of our work and improve our delivery time, but it also helps us with soft skills such as managing stress and maintaining control in challenging circumstances.”
“We at Prysmian Group are committed to being an
equal opportunity employer with an institutional culture that celebrates diversity.”
Our international mobility programs are another example of the importance we give to having an interculturally competent workforce. “By the end of 2015, I had 215 employees on my team from 27 countries who had moved to 29 new destination countries, and 14% of them were women,” says Surf Business Unit Director in Brazil, Cristiana Scelza. In 2015, 39 recent graduates from 18 different countries were involved in a 2-year international experience in countries other than their own. Women made up 39% of the participants. As Fabrizio Rutschmann puts it, “At Prysmian Group, we recognize the importance of promoting equal opportunities, championing the value of diversity and embracing the uniqueness of each individual employee.