The corporate learning and development system for the employees is in close connection with strategic plans and the demand of the Group for the employees holding specific qualifications and competence. First, we are geared to teaching our employees the skills and competences that they need and developing them as well as involving and training new specialists.
Training programmes are sorted out in accordance with the principle of priority setting in terms of the training needs across different employee groups and are based on the demands that are placed on the employees and the analysis of the contradictions within the existing competence level. We use a wide range of training means and methods, proceeding from their feasibility in terms of funds and methods applied.
In 2018, the subsidiary of the Group VKG Oil started preparing for certification in accordance with the ISO 50001 standard. In order to raise the level of awareness of our employees about the requirements arising from this standard, a training session has already been held, in which the high- and middle-ranking managers took part, the total of 50 employees. Certification is expected to take place in 2019.
In order to enhance the awareness of the managers in the field of quality, the training session has been held on the issues of risk management and the transfer from the standard OHSAS 18001 to the standard ISO 45001; this transfer in the companies of the Group is scheduled for 2019–2020.
In cooperation with Virumaa College of Tallinn Technical University, the training programme for the team of employees dealing with repairs was initiated on the following topics: equipment repairs, materials, mechanisms, and machine theory. The total number of training sessions is 96 hours. Besides, the training on the topic of total productive maintenance was organised for this target audience.