Engineering students rank Altran among the 10 most diverse and inclusive companies in Spain

31,400 Spanish university students from six different areas belonging to some 60 higher education centers participated in the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Index of Universum.

Altran is one of the ten most diverse and inclusive companies in Spain for engineering students, according to the 2019 Index of Diversity and Inclusion prepared by Universum, the world leader in the field of Employer Branding. It is an independent analysis that reflects the career preferences of the group of university students and young professionals and identifies how they perceive the companies they prefer to work for.

Participants in the survey have valued Altran’s diversity and inclusion policies, based on the diversity of the teams as a source of inspiration and the defense of a talent without labels. To which is added the commitment to gender equality, not only through internal impact measures, but also by encouraging technological vocations, for example, through the BeTalent STEAM program. A program, led by the Altran Foundation for Innovation and the Excellence in Management Club, focused on encouraging new generations, and especially girls, to train in technological and scientific careers, with the aim of forming a nursery for technological vocations for tomorrow. Other aspects of Altran’s diversity and inclusion strategies are team management, which includes training managers in generational diversity, and the promotion of a multicultural work environment, which enriches personal relationships and a good work environment.

The results of the first edition of the ‘Diversity & Inclusion Index’ come from a subsample of 247,000 university students and young professionals who participated in the Universum Most Attractive Employers study in 2019 in 12 of the world’s largest economies. The special edition for Spain is based on the responses of 31,400 students from six disciplines in some 60 higher education centers (business sciences, engineering, computer profiles, law, humanities, and natural and health sciences). To be considered in the Index of Diversity and Inclusion in Spain, the company must have been chosen in the top 90 most attractive companies to work for in the annual national edition of the Universum Most Attractive Employers Spain study (2019).

The aspects valued in the survey are: commitment to diversity and inclusion (33%), respect for employees (33%) and gender equality (33%). Among the questions that arise, questions such as what does diversity mean to you? Or what is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the expression “diversity and inclusion”? The management of diversity as a recruitment function, the narrative on diversity in the brand message and the level of development of value propositions as an employer are also analyzed.

The Director of Human Resources and Communication at Altran Spain, Alicia Sánchez, has been “very satisfied with the good opinion that engineering students have of the company, because at Altran we believe in diversity and promote it in its different forms. Under this premise we promote a diverse and multicultural work context, where respect is the basis of communication and understanding in work teams”. To which he added that “we are committed to a talent without labels, putting the focus of our processes on skills and professional performance, understanding that other types of personal variables favor performance through the creation of new approaches in the development of the projects”. Policies that, in her opinion, “have improved intergenerational cooperation, the work environment, the feeling and pride of belonging, innovation and, ultimately, the company’s image as a reference employer and reputation”.

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Engineering students rank Altran among the 10 most diverse and inclusive companies in Spain

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