Learning and development
Find out how we support our employees and promote continued professional development.
Supporting our employees
We recognise that learning and development is important for the individual, contributing to their job satisfaction and career opportunities, and also for our company ensuring we have the relevant competencies to meet the challenges of an ever-changing work environment.
Staff also participate in training courses including: an induction programme for new employees, IT security, and safety workshops.
Contractors and outsourced partners are also included in any relevant training days and workshops.
The Gas Networks Ireland Leadership Development Programme has been enhanced with new modules with an increased focus on leadership. The Programme provides participants with a range of critical leadership and management skills and is run in collaboration with the Irish Management Institute.
Continuing professional development
In 2009, Gas Networks Ireland became an Engineers Ireland Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited employer. This accreditation was given in recognition of the quality of the company’s Learning and Development policies, procedures and its commitment to CPD. CPD includes a wide range of learning activities such as coaching, mentoring, conferences, webinars, structured reading, work on professional committees, etc.
Where possible, Gas Networks Ireland facilitates the lateral transfer of employees across the organisation. Employees who participate in this role rotation process develop their skills, broaden their experience, and gain insight into different areas and practices within the company.
Graduate development programme
The Graduate Development Programme is a 2-year initiative designed to develop the knowledge and skills of selected graduates through:
- Assignment to specially selected projects
- Four 6-month secondments into different areas of the business
- Classroom modules on personal development and understanding the business
- Ongoing individual support from senior employees who are assigned as mentors to individual graduates
This programme provides graduates with a broad understanding of the business; a deepened understanding of their personal strengths, career interests and career values; and the confidence to take ownership of their career development.