Renfe is a benchmark in training in the operational safety and maintenance of rolling stock areas. This training is given by the Professional Technical Schools of Driving and Operations and the Maintenance School.
This school covers all the training needs in the Renfe Group driving area and responds to the requests and training needs of other railway companies and entities in the sector.
As a unique element, it has a wide network of driving simulators that allows training and continuous improvement of students to be carried out, making it possible for them to successfully face their responsibilities, establishing the principle of safety as an essential value above any another objective.
Renfe has 9 training centers located throughout the national territory to carry out the license and diploma course, all of them are equipped with driving simulators, which are used by aspiring machinists, prior to carrying out the effective driving practices in the commercial trains of the Renfe Group.
The Professional Technical Maintenance School provides technical and specialized training. Through training itineraries for specialization, this School plays a strategic role in the transformation process of the maintenance area. The courses cover the most relevant subsystems of rail vehicles.
Creation of new areas associated with digitization.
Renfe’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan is associated with a human resources plan that seeks to increase the digital training of the workforce.
Along these lines, Renfe has launched a plan for the internalization of human resources to take on tasks related to digitization and customer service through the creation of five Digital Competence Centers. With them, the main aim is to activate the efficiency of outsourced technological services, accelerate the digital transformation of the company, place Renfe in the knowledge and application of digital technologies and contribute to the process of geographic decentralization of Renfe’s capacities and resources.
The centers are the “Cloud” for infrastructure management and maintenance in Teruel, the robotics and artificial intelligence development center in Alcázar de San Juan, the “Customer Care” in Mérida and Linares and the Center for the Development and Management of applications of Renfe.
Diversity and equality
Renfe has signed with the unions SEMAF, CC.OO. and UGT in June 2021 the II Equality Plan for the next four years, with the aim of detecting situations of inequality between men and women and promoting the presence of women in the company
The company will create a Gender Equality Observatory to detect, analyze and propose improvements to possible situations of inequality, which will be made up of representatives of the workers and the group’s management areas.
The Observatory will periodically monitor and analyze the measures implemented by the Equality Plan and will prepare reports with proposals for improvement and planning that can redirect the actions and objectives set out in the plan.
Renfe’s objective is to transport travelers and goods under the principles of safety, focus on the clients, quality, efficiency, profitability and innovation, based on the commitment to society and the development of our employees. This commitment is part of our business management model, through a strategy that promotes social responsibility, care for the environment, equality, culture, ethics and transparency, permeating all levels of the company and all our areas of performance.
We have integrated into our business strategy the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that mark the United Nations Agenda for this decade, in the very core of the business and in the relationships and dialogue that we maintain with all our stakeholders, the objective of maximizing the positive impact we achieve on society and development.