“SHIMANO ACADEMY, GROWING SHIMANO TOGETHER”
At Shimano we believe that our employees are a key asset because the success of Shimano strongly depends on the success of its people. When Shimano Team members develop Shimano will benefit from this growth. We call this: “Growing Shimano together”.
We have always invested in the development of Shimano Team members. To truly enhance this vision we have created our own learning academy, the Shimano Academy, which was rolled out across Shimano in Europe in 2013. Shimano Academy offers a complete and attractive internal training program for a wide range of Shimano Team members.
As a new Shimano Team member, you will be able to participate in our onboarding class. Not only are new Shimano team members enrolled to join the Shimano Academy, but also team members such as: young professionals, managers and directors, join the Shimano Academy at different levels.
Within the Shimano Academy we developed a program with tree pillars to align the personal growth of our team members with the company goals. These pillars are:
• Individual development
• Team development
• Business development
Not only will it support you in your personal and professional development, it also gives you the opportunity to get to know, and work together with, your colleagues from other countries and business fields in a better way.
Training is one thing, but we realize that most of the learning takes place ‘on the job’ and by learning from others. This is why, amongst others, assessments, practical assignments, group discussions, interactive sessions, personal coaching and projects are also part of this academy program. We continuously focus on how we get ‘from learning to doing’.
But there’s more than the Shimano Academy. The Shimano Academy is additional to other development activities such as the Shimano Employee Performance Process, individual trainings and studies or other group trainings. And last but not least, we invest in a working environment in which working and learning meet each other and where each team member gets the space to explore and develop his or her talents. These challenges can be found in your daily job but also beside your job, example given by participation in projects, events or in solution findings.
Do you want to experience this yourself? Apply today and hopefully we will see you in our Shimano Academy.
“When starting at Shimano you want to get up and running right away. The Shimano Academy Class 1 is a perfect way to get to know the organization. Also, Class 1 offers you the possibility to get the best out of yourself. Personally, I had two inspiring days that showed me "the team spirit" that I always have been looking for.”
---- Shimano Academy Class 1 - Lia van den Acker, Supervisor Reception.
“Shimano Academy is for me the perfect way to learn more besides the things you already learn during your work. For me Shimano Academy is a package full of interesting elements that ignite your career within Shimano. You're in a group of colleagues from all over Europe from all different disciplines (from marketing to sales and from product management to legal). You're setting up valuable connections within the Shimano Europe organization that help you to build your career at Shimano. Every time we see each other for training days it's like catching up with old friends. Learning with each other on topics like personal effectiveness and (country & corporate) cultures enriches your experiences in your career within Shimano. After the training we share our thoughts and experiences during a lovely informal dinner. The perfect way to process all the new information, thinking and discussing about the best ways to incorporate your new knowledge in your working live and above all sharing stories about your Shimano live in your part of the organization. Not a collection of boring training days in hotel meeting rooms. No, a truly interesting and inspiring set of training elements with a strong focus on practical applicability within the Shimano organization and beyond.”
---- Shimano Academy 2- Hugo Smeenk, Team Leader Marketing.