We’re committed to providing our employees with every opportunity to learn and develop, strengthening both the performance of the business and the potential of each and every team member.
Our training and development programme is central to our engagement with our employees, and a core part of our commitment to providing a positive environment in which they can grow and develop their interests and careers.
We invested €146,046 in employee training in the financial year ended March 2022, representing 996 days of training across the Company (up from 644 in the year to March 2021). We will continue to explore ways to extend and grow our programme.
The training and development programme covers a wide range of subjects and disciplines. Some topics are mandatory for all our employees to support our governance efforts, including anti-bribery and corruption, modern slavery, anti-discrimination training and data protection. In the past year our competencies and behaviours roll-out has also featured in the training programme, with which we aim to reach all of our employees in the current financial year.
We also strongly encourage our employees to explore their interests and talents, either through seeking new degrees and qualifications, or through engaging with our training platform, the Sirius Academy. The Sirius Academy enables knowledge sharing across our Company, with employees offering seminars and workshops based on their area of expertise. In addition to providing cross-functional and divisional insight into how Sirius works and what our colleagues do, it also enables an exchange of ideas and helps promote our collaborative culture. Some of the topics covered this year have included self-defence for women, fundamentals of real estate law and communication with tenants.