The internal relocation necessitated by the new divisional structure was completed in 2015. The Dredging and Offshore Energy divsions now each have their own premises on the Papendrecht campus and after moving from Breda the Dockwise colleagues have been incorporated in the Offshore Energy division.
Training and development
Boskalis has various ways of attracting and retaining employees. In addition to an open, enterprising business culture that enables employees to develop their talents, staff are also given plenty of opportunities for personal development during their career. Opportunities for the further development of talent are offered at three different levels.
As a leading international company with high-profile projects we hold a great attraction for young people. We offer a trainee program for graduates with a technical or financial/economic background who are then trained at our company under supervision of a mentor. With 500 applications of new graduates in 2015 Boskalis is clearly viewed as an attractive employer on the labor market. During the year under review we selected several dozen trainees who are currently gaining experience on various projects across several departments within the divisions. The program consists of three six-month periods.
Young Professional programs
In 2015 we once again selected a group of young professionals for the Boskalis Offshore Professional Program. Knowledge specific to the offshore sector is imparted in modules based on actual cases. In addition, a group of cost engineers are following a two-year post-graduate course in their field and Boskalis has also launched an ICT Young Professional program. All these programs combine learning experience with working practice.
Management Development programs
Leadership and personal development within the organization is a constant point of attention. Developing personal leadership, building an internal network and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship are important core values in our management development programs. In 2015 the Boskalis Staff Development Program was run for staff department managers with a total of 22 managers taking part.