Employee Development

Capable and motivated employees are essential to the success of our business. Our human resources policy is designed to help us identify promising employees, facilitate their professional growth, and earn their long-term loyalty.

With employee performance assessments, leadership development measures, and systematic succession planning, we aim to:

  • fill key positions internally with top-class candidates worldwide,
  • develop top talent in a targeted way, and
  • secure the long-term loyalty of employees through individual development planning.

Management Training

To succeed in the global marketplace and master the challenges of the future, we are reliant on motivated and skilled leaders. We offer training programmes specially adapted to the needs of our company in order to prepare executives for future roles. In addition to courses that develop skills in leadership, strategy, and accounting, we offer specialized courses in various areas, including technical fields.

Personnel Development for Young Employees

The promotion of future executives continues to be a very important objective for us. We offer international training programmes in technology, sales, finance, HR, purchasing, and IT for highly motivated and qualified university graduates. In 2016, we hired 256 recent graduates.

Technical training

In 2016, our Aggregates Academy continued to offer training and career development courses in the aggregates business. All in all, more than 270 training courses were held in 18 countries, ideally in the form of practically oriented instruction on site at our production locations. The focus of training courses right across the company’s hierarchy was on achieving continuous improvement in production processes.

Our Cement Academy, which is part of the HeidelbergCement Technology Center (HTC), offers seminars, training courses, and technical simulations for engineers from our cement plants worldwide. In 2016, the range of training at the Cement Academy was expanded through, for example, the addition of courses in maintenance at the master craftsman level. More than 600 employees from 43 countries took part in one of 38 training courses, which lasted up to a week.

Employees in Dialogue

Learn about experiences from various generations, from newcomer to veteran, and what keeps the people at HeidelbergCement building for the future.


Working with HeidelbergCement (tile motive).
The mission of the Aggregates Academy is to promote technical training and knowledge sharing. It thereby supports continuous improvement at our aggregates sites and within our management team globally.
Sheronda Marenke, Aggregates Academy and Engineering Analyst

Ausbildung und Studium bei HeidelbergCement.

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