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Entrepeneurship

The entrepreneurial Scania

The transport industry is experiencing one of the biggest shifts in its history – and so is Scania. As a result we need to ensure our employees have the skills and entrepreneurial mindset the company needs to succeed in the future.

The transport industry is experiencing a wave of new technologies, from electrification and automation to digitalisation. This in turn is transforming Scania’s business model, changing our company from being a manufacturer of heavy vehicles to a provider of sustainable transport solutions. As our business evolves, we need to ensure we have the skills to respond to this change.

 

Scania’s answer lies in developing the people we already have, allied to a recruitment process that targets the skills we will need in the years ahead. To support this, we also need to develop the right culture at Scania, encouraging flexibility and curiosity, and fostering an agile, entrepreneurial mindset. 

 

We also need to ensure that our people are aligned with our strategy, with sustainability at the heart of everything we do. As innovation depends on fresh perspectives, we also need to cultivate a diverse workforce and an inclusive working culture, in which individuality is recognised and valued.

By using our modular approach and working with a wide range of technology partners, we’re able to innovate rapidly, bringing tomorrow’s automated, electrified and connected transport solutions to today's transport. Our pilots – such as our e-highway trials in Germany, Sweden and Italy, and our autonomous concept vehicles – are crucial building blocks, enabling us to explore possibilities, develop our capabilities and demonstrate the potential of new technologies to our customers and partners.

Skill Capture and Innovation Factory

To ensure we have the skills we need as business, our first step is to get the best out of the people we already have. The Skill Capture programme is a series of lab workshops designed to identify and tap into the huge reservoir of talent we have at Scania. Through Scania Academy we provide a range of tailor-made programmes which are designed to help our employees foster the skills they will need in tomorrow’s transport industry.

 

To encourage dynamic, flexible ways of working and an entrepreneurial mindset, we have changed our organisational structure to create a more dynamic company, where employees have more freedom to take on new roles, switch career paths and try out new skills. Our Innovation Factory develops entrepreneurship within the company, giving employees the skills and support to develop their ideas and bring them to market as products and services.