Capturing skills for success

Capturing skills for success

The need to secure a business-driven competency supply is more important than ever. As we expand our operations, we are focusing on securing the right skills base, anchoring our new competencies and maximising the opportunities afforded by global mobility.

To deliver on our vision of being a leader in sustainable transport means understanding the competencies we need today, in 2025 and beyond. That’s why we are focusing our efforts on finding and developing employees who have the right skills and motivation and who are from a diverse range of backgrounds. To bridge the competency gaps we have to assess where we can develop competencies ourselves, where we can employ them, or where we can enter strategic partnerships with

academia. The key is breaking down the business goals into roles or competencies and last year a competence manager was employed as a step towards this aim. Her role is trying to assess whether Scania has the engineering expertise it needs to work with the world-leading technologies of the future.

We also need to ask ourselves if our employees have the right skills already or if they need further training. Scania Academy trains employees at all levels from all of Scania’s business units, as well as people employed at Scania’s independent dealers around the world. Scania Academy provides digital material as well as physical classes and continuously develops the course offering. Another way in which we are developing the competencies Scania needs is the close dialogue we have with universities and colleges, through initiatives such as the Scania Engineering Programme, the Scania Global Champion Trainee Programme, and our Industrial Doctorate Programme.