Talent, training and knowledge sharing
Training initiatives and knowledge sharing are pivotal in the development of our colleagues.
Every year, the training community creates programs targeting personal and technical development to ensure UCB has the essential skills to move forward in our journey to be the patient-preferred biotech leader transforming lives of people living with severe chronic diseases. Training and development is the basis of personal development and developing new competencies as well as continuous improvement for our people.
UCB continues to apply a blended approach to training. While much of the training consists of interactive online training and instructor-led or classroom training, UCB also provides on-the-job experiences and coaching and mentoring.
In 2017, UCB invested € 13.1 million in training and development of our colleagues. On average, our employees benefitted from 19.5 hours of training (training hours for women and men are 44% and 56% respectively), representing a total of 159 100 hours. A total of 2 857 hours were spent on the Code of Conduct training that includes human rights policies relevant to UCB.
Two new mandatory trainings, Malware and Phishing Awareness, were introduced with 89% of employees having successfully completed both of the modules.
In addition, a new version of Data Privacy training was implemented, also with 89% of employees having completed their training.