SEAT joins the Princess of Girona Foundation to promote youth employment
- The company takes a further step in its social commitment to young people
- SEAT will be a part of the Talent Rescue programme, which fosters enhanced employability and skills development
SEAT has joined the board of the Princess of Girona Foundation (FPdGI) to collaborate on its projects aimed at young people. The main goal of the foundation, whose honorary president is HM King Felipe VI on behalf of his daughter HRH the Princess of Asturias and Girona, is to support young people’s professional and personal development.
As part of its commitment to the foundation, the Spanish carmaker joins the Talent Rescue programme, which was created with the aim of improving the employability of young people with higher education (vocational training or university level) aged 20 to 30. This programme encourages their labour mobility among Spain’s autonomous communities and provides them with personalised tools such as mentoring or specific in-company training, among other benefits, besides giving priority to those who are members of the first generation of their family to obtain an advanced degree education.
SEAT is going to collaborate with the Princess of Girona Foundation through its job database by publishing its vacancies for the Trainee Programme. This initiative is for young talents who, once they have completed the programme, have the opportunity to be hired by SEAT. Furthermore, the company is going to organise ‘SEAT Open Day’ event twice a year, where it will give young people insights into the vision of the automotive sector, in addition to training sessions so they can develop their skills.
SEAT Vice-president for Human Resources Xavier Ros emphasised that “SEAT’s membership on the board of the Princess of Girona Foundation is a further example of our strong commitment to young people to promote employability, foster training and encourage entrepreneurship.”
Committed to training and youth employment
The signing of this agreement is framed within SEAT’s commitment to training and employment. The company recently signed a collaboration agreement with the ESADE business school with the aim of rolling out joint cooperation actions that provide research, training in areas related with entrepreneurship and business management, and the exchange of knowledge centred on the automotive sector.
Furthermore, SEAT also organised the Kickstart Challenge Day, where students in their final years of study or enrolled in a Master’s programme were challenged to demonstrate their talent. The highest achievers were selected to join the Kickstart programme, which enables them to carry out practical work in various areas of the company for between six and 12 months.
Likewise, in its commitment to the development of young talent, and at the same time to the training of its own professionals, the company is stepping up the training of its more than 15,000 employees in the areas of digitalisation and new technologies, so they will be able to tackle the transformation of the sector and the evolution of job profiles in the future.