Empowering our employees, nurturing their talent and listening to their feedback enables us to innovate and deliver excellence to our customers. That’s why we’re committed to creating a dynamic and diverse work environment where all employees can reach their full potential. We are focused on building and maintaining a people-centric culture.
As an employer of choice, we are committed to investing in the development of our talent by providing state of the art learning opportunities accessible to all. The Bombardier Academy of Learning portal encourages employee empowerment, autonomy and self-driven initiatives with handpicked learning materials accessible at all times.
The Academy focuses on many aspects of development, including:
- Leadership development
- Team development
- Functional complementary skills on ethics, diversity, health and safety and environment.
Through the portal, our employees can take charge and develop a strong foundation in five leadership competencies:
- Driving success
- Providing direction
- Engendering confidence and trust
- Building effective teams
- Leading change
We believe that employee input and feedback is integral to strengthening our operations and our culture.
In recent years, we’ve taken a fresh look at our employee engagement strategies so that they’re better aligned with the company's priorities. For example, we launched a new employee engagement survey to gather honest feedback on what’s important to our employees and what we need to focus on as an organization to improve. The results from the survey will direct our actions over the next several years, because we know that engaging our people is at the heart of what will drive our success.
Attracting talented individuals is key to the success of our business. This is why we are committed to early career development programs designed to increase the talent pool in the aerospace sector through industry placements, apprenticeships and internship programs.
Recent years marked new internship records for us. We committed to educate and develop the next generation of innovators and business leaders through 1,000 paid internship positions in Canada in a single academic year, partnering with more than 20 colleges and universities.
With this program, we aim to provide students with practical real-world experiences that complement their academic training and better prepare them for a career in our field. We believe this program will also help tackle the important projected skills shortages and underrepresentation of women in the transport sector, since we have committed to reaching a 40% female participation in the program.