Working and learning
‘ACTING TOGETHER’ is the motto of the Technology Plant
When people pull together, they can make a big difference in the workplace. To ensure this, they need a pronounced community feeling and have to feel good in their everyday working life. Practised values create the conditions for a functioning community. Festo, a family-run company, offers all employees ideal working conditions in a culture where values are appreciated, as well as space for creativity and a continuous and practical qualification and training system.
Space for creativity
Innovation means renewal – this also applies to the creative potential of people. The Technology Plant provides atmospheric spaces, so-called hotbeds for ideas, to spark inspiration in day-to-day working life. Over and above this, the experts have created a host of areas throughout the factory so that the employees can exchange information spontaneously, because it is easier to discuss things and clear up questions quicker face to face. The offices at the Technology Plant are therefore deliberately integrated with the respective production levels.
Sophisticated communication and space concepts ensure intensive cooperation, effective work and easy exchanges. In this way, specialists from research, development, information technology, production, purchasing, controlling, supplier support, human resources or environmental management are able to be specifically networked to join forces and create added value for Festo and its customers.
Learning as a matter of course
Education and knowledge are an essential element of the Festo corporate culture; individual learning is part of every single employee’s career. Together with Festo Didactic, the innovative concept of the Learning Factory was therefore developed at the Technology Plant, with the aim of integrating this culture of learning directly in the procedures there.
The Learning Factory covering 220 square metres closes the gap between practical learning at the workplace and theoretical learning in the training centre. Managers and employees designate potential learning topics, which are evaluated and implemented as regular training measures if necessary, and then adopted in a standardised training catalogue for all factory departments. Pilot training schemes, product training courses and process qualifications are possible at any time during the working day.