Training & Development
Providing continual learning opportunities for all our employees is an important aspect of our employee retention policy. We aim to give all our employees regular training and opportunities for professional development and personal growth.
The majority of our employees work in or near our parking facilities as Parking Hosts. Our social relevance for operational employees is considerable. Together with the retail and cleaning sectors, we are committed to helping people who prefer practical work.
Each country has developed, or has plans to develop, e-learning programmes for employees so training can be followed regardless of coronavirus contact restrictions and at the employee's own pace. Training opportunities available in all countries include job related and first aid training.
The multi-year Cybersecurity Awareness Programme we previously rolled out is still ongoing. This is based on the Q-Park Information Security Governance Framework and is designed to raise awareness of digital security issues among all employees. The online training consists of several modules and relevant topics such as smartphone risks, identity fraud, social media and internet use.
In 2021, as in the previous year, we were unable to provide as many training hours for our employees as usual, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the restrictions, we were able to provide some form of training to 92% (2020: 63%) of all our employees, which is substantially higher than the previous year.