DCNS in 2015
PASSING ON EXPERTISE, SHARING THE PASSION OF OUR CRAFT
Training focused on developing skills through-out an entire career
at its sites, accompanied by experienced tutors. The spirit of seamanship mentoring is revealed in another original system, which makes up one of the DCNS Universeaty’s main strengths: a network of 2,000 occasional in-house trainers – 15% of the Group’s total staff – representing every kind of skill and recruited on a voluntary basis. They bring personal expertise and a direct connection with operational realities into the courses that have particular relevance for their colleagues. To develop a curriculum in phase with its activities’ evolution, DCNS also calls upon its partners’ expertise. For example, with the Ministry of Defence, it has created and deployed a MOOC(1) devoted to cybersecurity and the fight against IT piracy. A strategic issue for both these major players in naval defence, this discipline will open up several opportunities for recruitment and retraining in the next few years. Passing on skills is also a means of encouraging professional mobility, offering everyone an opportunity of broadening their career paths and expanding their skills. At DCNS, almost 80% of jobs on offer are filled by internal mobility. First, this is the result of training that encourages staff members to expand their skills throughout their careers: from electrician to automatician, from machinist to digitally controlled machine operator, from mechanic to manager, etc. “Worker, technician, engineer... Training helped me rise through the ranks, on a career path that now has me giving support to foreign navies,” explains Pascal Héré, submarine maintenance diving safety expert. Professional advancement is organ-
ised over time, including support systems such as connections from one activity to another. Connections serving as social elevators and speeding up practice sharing. By continuing to invest steadily in ways of passing on expertise, the Group is also improving its commercial dynamics. DCNS Universeaty has indeed developed a comprehensive range of training and consultancy services for clients, to match every stage in a ship’s life cycle. It is an à la carte service, particularly appreciated on international markets where contracts invariably include technology transfer. This makes seamanship mentoring particularly relevant, for as it extends its staff members’ professional horizons, it also broadens the Group’s perspectives.
Training, a decicive asset on the international stage
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(1) Massive Online Open Course.
19.8% OF WOMEN within the Group: an ever-growing proportion.
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