The Rheinmetall Academy is primarily geared towards managers and future talent. We systematically prepare these employees to assume leadership or specialist roles at various stages of their professional careers. The content of its courses and programs is designed strictly for matters of strategy, management, leadership, methodical competence, project management and internationalization. As part of the ongoing internationalization of the Rheinmetall Group, the Executive Development program, Sales Development program and, from 2014, the Young Manager program are not only open to Germanspeaking employees, but also available in English to open them up to employees at the Company’s international sites.
The Executive Development program and Manager’s Leadership program focus on “Leading my business” and help experienced managers to perform their organizational and managerial duties successfully. In particular, they help them to build on their knowledge of corporate controlling, employee leadership and change management. Junior staff are prepared to take on their first managerial challenges in the Young Manager program. The content of the Project Manager program is tailored to the tasks and activities performed by employees of the Rheinmetall Group. These supplement the technical and methodical project management skills acquired in certification course by providing, among other things, training in aspects of team leadership. In view of the wide range of HR projects in the Group, staff from the HR departments were given training in project management for the first time through blended learning.
In 2013, 650 employees attended the 63 (previous year: 59) events held over one or several days, compared to 579 employees in the previous year. These training courses, programs and workshops geared toward various hierarchical levels and functions constitute a platform for employees to exchange overall knowledge, ideas, experience and opinions.