People and Training

Since August 2016, all training is coordinated within Jan De Nul Academy. The objective is to prepare new colleagues to the highest standard for their job. The training offered is based on their career: after the starter's initial training, everyone will be offered a training program according to their function. Several programmes have already been rolled out, but many more are to follow.

JDN Academy stimulates life long learning, keeping skills and knowledge up-to-date, and allows for further development. Because to stand still is to fall behind. During and after training, employees whose functions seemingly have nothing in common will be brought together in order to encourage cross-departmental communication. Experience shows that networking within the company contributes to a better knowledge transfer. A less strict separation of training per division or department will to lead to better insight, understanding and consequently communication between the different departments, which also works in parallel with the need to cooperate closely to carry out successful and safe projects.

Apart from training in Aalst or Luxembourg, the worldwide spread of our activities requires the development of an online platform offering both mandatory and optional e-learning modules. These modules are initially meant for self-training but they can also serve as a future reference to freshen up or double-check specific issues as and when required by the employee’s workload.