Training

Together with research and the hiring of resources from outside, training plays an important role in ensuring the continuity and evolution over time of the technical, managerial, and soft skills necessary for the electricity service and, in general, the implementation of the Company’s strategies.

Terna’s training programmes are designed to provide employees the elements of knowledge and technical competence necessary to perform effectively the different corporate roles.

Beginning in 2008, training planning has been reshaped by the creation of “Campus - Experiences on the grid”, Terna’s Company University, which intends to leverage the wealth of knowledge possessed by managers and engineers in service to organise a transfer and updating of expertise to the new generation and colleagues in other departments. The Campus faculty consists of about 200 Terna employees  who contribute as course planners, instructors, supervisors of projects entrusted to external persons, and local tutors in central projects, making it possible to transfer and share knowledge. At the same time, the in-sourcing of training and the sharing of knowledge facilitate the development of a sense of belonging and integration inside the Company. Campus will also have its own central seat, with numerous appropriate classrooms and instruments, at the Roma Nord – Marcigliana electric station on premises that are currently being renovated. The Viverone Training Centre will remain the reference point for instruction in safely for climbing up pylons, using life-size training pylons, and working on live wires.   

In addition to exploiting the wealth of in-house knowledge, Campus has undertaken a number of initiatives for cooperation with universities, business schools, and leading external centres. Thus the supply of training for Terna’s personnel is in line with the highest standards on the market. 

The current training programme consists of four main areas:

Education. The courses of the Education area are aimed at managerial and personal development, in the sense of the sphere of soft skills.

Context & Business Model. The purpose of this training area is to furnish knowledge on the business context in which Terna operates.

Training. This area is quantitatively the most important and is aimed at developing the specific technical and professional skills of different professional fields and the acquisition of general skills, such as foreign languages and office automation.

Itineraries. These are medium- and long-term (18-36 months) training itineraries specifically dedicated to newly hired secondary-school and university graduates (Terna master’s degree) or to professional targets in the same line of work – such as shift workers involved in the line control of the electric system – to align their skills, bring them up to date, and qualify them.