To achieve our strategy we must continue to ensure that our employees have the relevant business and leadership capabilities.
In 2016 around 100 people participated in our 'Leading the way to engineering Great' programme, which is focused on our senior management team and potential future leaders. In addition, across the Group, 200 people joined our 'Being a Great IMI Manager' development programme which is targeted at employees who have recently been promoted to a management role. The programme's two and a half day training course was run in China, the Czech Republic, Germany, the UK and the US and, in 2017, the programme will be further extended to include Italy, Poland and Sweden.
IMI Learn, our e-learning platform which is hosted on our global intranet, was launched in February and during 2016 over 8,000 employees around the Group participated in e-learning modules on a wide range of business specific topics as well as training in relation to anti-bribery and anti-corruption and diversity and inclusion, both of which are highlighted above.
Our Operations Fast Track programme, which runs for 12 months and covers both professional and personal development, was first launched in our Hydronic Engineering division in April 2015 and has continued to be rolled-out across the division during the year. The programme focuses on our next generation of managers and its main objective is to accelerate their development and create internal succession candidates.
IMI’s 2016 graduate intake during their two week induction at HQ