Deep dive into learning and development opportunities at Grundfos
Learning and development at Grundfos
We are committed to spot and grow the highest potential in all our people. We continuously encourage learning and development and strive to foster an empowering environment which enables personal and professional growth and career development.
A key driver in ensuring growth is the Performance and Development Dialogue. In this dialogue, we set objectives for the period ahead, and we do regular reviews during the year, focusing on both deliverables and development. The Performance and Development Dialogue is finalised through an evaluation which harvests both valuable lessons learned as well as important focus areas for the future.
Learning is in our DNA
It began with our founder, Poul Due Jensen, who prioritised and firmly believed in the importance of knowledge and learning. And some things never change. Today, more than ever, we depend on learning and on the ability to acquire new skills in a fast and agile way. We believe that our key to success is to enable our employees to take responsibility for their own learning. Therefore, we continuously work to improve the conditions for learning across our organisation. We strive to give our employees immediate access to learning and development, so they can learn in the flow of work – where and when they need it.
We offer cutting edge learning technology and a wide range of courses, digital learning opportunities and development programmes. Some of our courses are delivered at The Poul Due Jensen Academy, which is located at our headquarters in Denmark. With its 40 residence rooms, multiple classrooms, conference rooms and meeting facilities, the academy is an exceptional, physical proof of our high commitment to learning and development
We have strong, compelling and visionary ambitions in the areas of water solutions and digital offerings. This, amongst other things, calls for strong leadership to navigate towards the desired future; a leadership behaviour that is a blend of courage, visionary thinking, ability to plan and prioritise accordingly. At Grundfos, we need leadership to set the right direction, to ensure smooth and efficient executions as well as to facilitate motivation and high performance.
Our leaders know what it takes to lead at the right level with the right behaviour. We are transparent about our expectations towards leadership, and we support the leader’s individual development through a range of programmes, tools and other learning opportunities. Being a global organisation, we offer multiple career possibilities and all employees can navigate in many different career directions across the more than 55 countries in which we are represented. As a leader, your focus is on the development of both yourself and your people to ensure continuously progress in your own area as well as across Grundfos.
Power UP Grundfos
Power UP Grundfos (P-U-G) is a key organisational talent development initiative that enables internal talent pools and employees to take on different or greater responsibilities. The talents undergo a rigorous developmental experience over a course of 15 to 18 months by being exposed to a stretch project ensuring personal insights, formal and informal learning. Mentorship and coaching are key elements in the programme leading to a broadening of perspectives, both personally and professionally.
P-U-G combines challenging assignments with training sessions, allowing you to work with and learn from talents with different backgrounds and roles. This combination has developed my skills and competences in several key areas, getting me out of my comfort zone and giving me valuable experiences that will help shape my future career.
The programme has helped me expand my network and understanding of the whole supply chain. It has helped me to fully understand cultural differences and increased my self-awareness. And I have taken up a new career opportunity encouraged by colleagues and supported by my P-U-G mentor.
Grow at Grundfos
Find your next career opportunity at Grundfos and take part in pioneering solutions to the world's water and climate challenges