We encourage our employees to be themselves, regardless of gender, age, (cultural) origin, religious convictions, nationality or sexual orientation.
Opportunities for all
As an employer, we are committed to working towards a diverse team consisting of men and women, people of varied ethnicity, age, religious convictions, educational background and management styles.
Although energy technology is among the top 10 professions for men, we are committed to bringing about a diverse staff complement.
- We have a policy of recruiting more women to management positions. In 2009, 8% of managerial posts in our organisation were held by women, compared with 25.6% in 2015.
- Alliander is working towards diversity not just as part of its social responsibility, but chiefly because diversity is of significant added value in a world where we are expected to work together, be smart and show sensitivity.
Our Step2Work programme gives people with fewer prospects on the labour market the chance to follow an apprenticeship. We organise and supervise:
- training and instruction for people in special education
- projects to combat youth unemployment
In 2014, we offered apprenticeships to a hundred youngsters, people aged over 50 and individuals with a physical handicap. We want to use this approach to make the most of people’s talents rather than focusing on their limitations, to give them the chance to (re)integrate into the labour market. To achieve these goals, we seek partnerships with local authorities, trainers, the employment reintegration service UWV, our suppliers and other companies both within the sector and beyond.