We are aware how important it is to counteract the generation gap and maintain continuity of employment.
The measures taken to achieve this aim include:
- monitoring of the schedule of departures of Employees as they reach the retirement age or the entitlements to take early retirement for working in special conditions or work of special nature,
- cooperation between Group companies and local vocational and technical schools, including schools preparing for work in power industry (endorsed schools program),
- occupational training for students in cooperation with universities (dual university education),
- paid traineeships and unpaid or paid apprenticeships for students under the “Get Installed at ENEA” program,
- organization of educational meetings and trips for students,
- promotion of the ENEA Group as a trustworthy employer at universities and job fairs.
- Power Engineering Technical School in Poznań,
- Technical School Complex – Vocational and Adult Education Center in Leszno,
- Electrical and Power Engineering Technical School in Bydgoszcz,
- Electrical School Complex in Gorzów Wielkopolski,
- “Elektryk” Vocational and Adult Education Center in Nowa Sól,
- School Complex in Chodzież,
- Secondary and Vocational School Complex in Sulęcin,
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering School Complex in Szczecin,
- Vocational and Adult Education Center in Złotów,
- Technical School in Połaniec,
- 1st Degree Industry School in Połaniec,
- School Complex No. 4 in Szczecin,
- Technical School Complex in Gniezno,
- Electrical Engineering School Complex No. 2 in Poznań,
- School Complex No. 1 in Kozienice.
Within the framework of this cooperation program, the company funds scholarships for the most talented students, co-finances the purchase of equipment for classrooms and organizes career guidance as well as trips and contests. The students are obliged to have mandatory apprenticeships in Group companies.
Selected activities undertaken by ENEA Group companies to manage the generation gap in 2019
ENEA Operator continued its cooperation with 10 industry schools. Moreover, at the beginning of the 2019/2020 school year, it worked with the Electrician Vocational and Adult Education Center in Nowa Sól to launch a pilot electrical technician class, in which students are taught while taking the company’s needs into account.
ENEA Wytwarzanie signed a patronage agreement, under which it offers professional apprenticeships for students of the School Complex no. 1 in Kozienice and individual professional apprenticeship agreements with university students:
- University of Łódź,
- Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin,
- University of Warsaw,
- Warsaw University of Life Sciences,
- Wrocław University of Science and Technology,
- University of Technology and Humanities in Radom,
- War Studies University,
- Kielce University of Technology,
- Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz,
- AGH University of Science and Technology,
- Military University of Technology,
- Warsaw University of Technology.
Furthermore, the Company cooperated with the county labor offices regarding vocational traineeships for the long-term unemployed and graduates of secondary and higher schools.
ENEA Oświetlenie continued cooperation under its patronage program with three schools organizing classes with a power engineering program: the Power Engineering Technical School in Poznań, the Electrical and Electronic Engineering School Complex in Szczecin, the Electrical and Power Engineering Technical School in Bydgoszcz, and signed an agreement with another school, School Complex No. 4 in Szczecin. The company also continued its cooperation with the Poznań University of Technology regarding vocational (dual) university education.
ENEA Serwis also continued cooperation with the Poznań University of Technology in this respect and additionally it developed a patronage program, under which it signed an agreement with its eighth partner, The Technical School Complex in Gniezno.
ENEA Ciepło, the Białystok CHP Plant Division, worked together with the Białystok University of Technology to organize professional traineeships for students under the “Traineeship program for young E engineers” and to organize student apprenticeships and educational trips. Student apprenticeship cooperation was also conducted with the University of Gdańsk.
ENEA Innowacje launched a traineeship program for engineering students working on their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Under this program it cooperated with the Poznań University of Technology (“Time for Professionals BIS – Professional Wielkopolska”), Foundation of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW).
Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka" cooperated with the following schools in the area of work placement training:
- School Complex in Ostrów Lubelski,
- Mining School Complex in Łęczna,
- Electronic School Complex in Lublin,
- Chemical and Food Industry School Complex in Lublin.
The company also cooperated with the AGH University of Science and Technology to organize professional apprenticeships for students and signed traineeship agreements with the Mining School Complex in Łęczna and the Energy School Complex in Lublin under the project entitled “Go Professional – today school tomorrow success” co-financed by the Regional Operational Programme for Lubelskie Voivodeship for 2014-2020. The company also signed a letter of intent on cooperation with the Power Engineering and Transportation School Complex in Chełm to reward students of mining classes for their results in learning technical subjects and to implement the project of employing graduates. In 2019, based on the letter of intent signed in 2017, the company hired 2 graduates of the AGH University of Science and Technology and 11 people under cooperation with its partner schools (Mining School Complex in Łęczna, School Complex in Ostrów Lubelski, Power Engineering and Transportation School Complex in Chełm) and it also paid out 60 scholarships overall.
ENEA Połaniec Power Plant continued its cooperation with its endorsed school, the Technical School in Połaniec. The company conducted professional apprenticeships for students and conducted traineeship programs, in cooperation with the county labor office as well as under the Group’s own initiatives.
ENEA S.A. promotes the ENEA Group as an attractive employee, among others:
- during fairs (e.g. Development Academy, job fairs in Gorzów Wielkopolski, JOB SPOT job fairs, job fairs at the Poznań University of Technology, Career Days in Poznań),
- by organizing the 1st edition of the “Power to Start” scholarship contest for students of the endorsed senior secondary schools,
- as a partner of academic and scientific events (Young Electrician’s National Days in cooperation with the Association of Polish Electrical Engineers, “Modern technologies in the power industry” conference at the Poznań University of Technology, Energy Academy of the Lesław A. Paga Foundation, “Law with Energy” contest in cooperation with the European Association of Law Students ELSA Poland, the “Shocked by work” conference at the University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz),
- by operating profiles on social media and recruitment sites,
- by acting as the coordinator of the vocational (dual) education program in the ENEA Group in cooperation with the Poznań University of Technology,
- by acting as the coordinator of the “Get Installed at ENEA” paid traineeship and apprenticeship program,
- by acting as the coordinator of the Group’s patronage program for 15 schools in the area of its activity.
More information on the performance of the HR policy in the ENEA Group in 2019 is provided on pp. 49-50 of the Management Board Report on the Activity of ENEA S.A. and ENEA Group in 2019.