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Ferrovial - Integrated annual report 2013 / Knowledge

As well as sounding out employee opinion through the Employee Satisfaction Survey, the Company provides tools and channels to encourage knowledge sharing and professional development.

  • The Ferrovial Corporate University is a good example of value creation for workers and the Organization as a whole since it was set up in 2007. The international aspect and the programs created with leading business schools make this project an outstanding one. This year saw some 3,000 participants, around 10% of them from outside Spain. The satisfaction level is 4.4 out of 5, and the applicability of the training is rated at 4.3 out of 5.
  • Most of the approximately 200 courses taught at the University are focused on developing executive skills. Some noteworthy programs include:
    • The Global Management Program (GMP): in which innovation projects are analyzed, covering Finance, Strategy, Operations, Innovation and Change as the running theme.
    • The Leadership Development Program taught by the Oxford Leadership Academy is aimed at optimizing the self-knowledge and leadership style of participants so that they can go on to lead and develop high performance teams.

Others, to increase the number of leading certificates received, such as Project Management Professional, which awards an international project management certificate.

And a platform to launch specific business programs, such as the International Construction Program, which is targeted at construction workers on the foreign market to share practices and discuss important topics such as tenders and international contracts, finance and legal aspects. The program has taken place three times, with the participation of 65 managers from the construction division.

  • The approximately 52,000 hours of cross-sector and managerial skills training taught at the Corporate University are complemented with an investment in technical training by each division and subsidiary, with a total of 1,298,579 hours, amounting to an investment of 195 euros per employee.
  • This year, with a view to providing new knowledgesharing channels and adapting to the new ways in which employees work with each other, the internal work social network, called COFFEE (Collaboration for Ferrovial Employees), has been launched. This space for collaboration gives Ferrovial employees the chance to network and share experience and knowledge. During its first year, it received 253,997 visits from 2,889 users and 2,936 publications. In the space shared by all of the corporate intranets, 247 news items have been published in Ferronet with an average of 5,965 visits per month. This is 23% up on the year before.


Number of hours 1,298,579 1,135,614 1,148,945
Hours per employee 21 20 17
Investment per employee (euro) 195 285 167
% renevue allocated to training 0.15 0.21 0.16