In 2011, the Winoa group created its in-house university: Winoa Academy.
The Academy has a twofold role in meeting the group’s strategic priorities: developing specific job-related training cycles and cross-disciplinary programmes; but also helping to disseminate our corporate culture and develop internal networks of managers and experts.
Winoa Academy is organised into two broad sectors centred on the integration of new employees and professional development.
A real process of integration
Because the first few months spent in a company represent an important stage in the life of an employee, Winoa Academy pays special attention to integrating new recruits.
Newcomers are given a personal welcome and undergo a process of integration adapted to each position. They are welcomed at local company level and even at group headquarters as well, with everyone up to the management committee being genuinely involved.
In addition to actual integration, an entire training process is put into action via customised programmes designed for each position or predefined training cycles for certain positions. An example at the Winoa Academy is the Winoa START programme, designed for new recruits in the commercial and technical sectors, and a specific programme for new employees working on PHENICS
Winoa Academy assists Group employees in their professional development via specific training courses and cross-disciplinary programmes.
One of Winoa’s strong commitments is to build a common managerial culture supported by a set of core values and appropriate training. In this way, all managers acquire a common language and behaviour centred on key skills, with the ultimate aim of improving their teams.
Other courses are also offered in subjects such as project management.
Specific job training
The Academy also assists the sales teams, helping them to adapt the Group’s strategic decisions to realities in the field and thus be able to deal with changes in the markets.
Similarly, in order to improve team performance, employees are offered job training that can range from the basics of each field of activity to more technical issues.
Since the Academy was created, more than 150 managers have followed one or more training cycles, the Purchasing teams have followed programmes on basic questions and/or negotiating, and a Serious Game is currently being developed.