of employees on permanent contract
employees took part in our 2016 Engaged people roadshow
hours of employee training in 2016
Adapting to change
Our people are our most valuable asset. As an employer, we’re dedicated to supporting employee skills, fostering professional development and protecting health and safety. We’re also committed to sustainability. As a global company, we provide our clients with sustainable engineering solutions that tackle the environmental challenges of today.
With our Engaged People program, Altran is committed to improving the work environment and creating a common management style and culture across the globe. All our employees benefit from a framework for defining career paths, competence mapping, assessment and development. Because our success depends on each individual’s engagement, we’re dedicated to ensuring their fair treatment and well-being.
Fighting global warming
Solar Impulse / CSR
The world's first solar-powered, round-the-world flight
The success of Solar Impulse's pioneering flight depended on our mission-critical routing and autopilot systems.
Fostering the public interest
In several regional markets, we encourage staff to take part in skill-sponsorship programs aimed at public interest initiatives. In France, these projects have involved the themes of culture, solidarity and innovation. In Belgium, we are supporting the Digitalent initiative that gives young people a chance to create a digital project with the help of a tutor from Altran.
Levelling the playing field for women in engineering
Just one in eight of the engineering workforce is female. This lack of diversity is to the detriment of the current engineering landscape – not only have studies shown that diverse teams are proven to be more effective, but by neglecting female STEM talent the UK will further impact its engineering skills shortage; a gap projected to widen in the coming years. Therefore, it is in the interest of all engineering companies to engage in this important industry issue and work harder to encourage women to join the profession.
Altran UK has a mission to become an employer of choice for female engineers, a commitment cemented by signing the WISE Industry Led Ten Steps pledge in July 2016. Having set up a dedicated working group to tackle the issues that matter to women in our business, we are making positive changes to our benefits packages, increasing transparency of opportunities internally and opening up a new dialogue with our employees to ensure that women can thrive in our workplace.
A commitment to UK industry
Mike Simms, Chief Executive Officer of Altran UK, signs the WISE Industry Led Ten Steps at the Farnborough Air Show 2016.
Celebrating engineering talent
Altran UK is a sponsor of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)’s Innovation Awards, an annual competition celebrating new innovations in science, engineering and technology. As a Corporate Partner of the IET, Altran UK first became involved in the competition in 2011 by sponsoring the Intelligent Systems category and has been a key supporter ever since.
Innovating for the common good is part of the vision of the Innovation Awards, with past Altran category winners including a device to defend against nuclear terrorism, a system that recycles wasted vehicular kinetic energy and a racecar for a quadriplegic driver.
As a global leader in innovation, Altran is delighted to be a supporter of the IET Innovation Awards. We are proud to sponsor the Intelligent Systems category as this is a key focus for Altran, not just here in the UK but also around the world. The quality of entries in our category gets more impressive with each passing year. John Terrington Judge and Head of Capability at Altran UK