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People development

At Skanska we have people development at heart – when you grow as a person, we develop as a company.

Realize your potential

We are committed to providing our employees with development opportunities, including new, challenging assignments. No matter your role, you will be encouraged and supported to advance in your career and realize your potential in our culture of transparency, trust, values and high performance.

Our belief is that you develop a lot through real experience – having the right position, supported by an excellent leader providing you with challenging tasks and regular feedback.

According to our recent employee survey results, the learning and development opportunities within Skanska are highly appreciated as well as a key motivational driver for our employees.

Learning and development opportunities

Thanks to our presence in several home markets and operations in many areas, you can broaden your experience by pursuing a variety of different careers that meet your personal interests and strengths.

At Skanska you can:

  • Learn from collaborating with your colleagues – like having a mentor
  • Take part of a network, participate in training or proactively ask for feedback and advice
  • Explore a whole new country or take on a new role in your current office

Development programs

Skanska offers a variety of local and international opportunities for employees to learn and develop. These include an international employee exchange program and two global leadership development programs:

Skanska Unlimited: For all employees

Discover the Skanska world through our employee exchange program, Skanska Unlimited. The program provides employees with three to six months of work experience in their home country or internationally. Employees grow professionally and personally as they learn and contribute, share ways of working and extend their networks across our organization.

Skanska Stretch: For top talent early in their careers

Skanska Stretch is the global leadership development program for Skanska's top talent early in their careers. In this program, we develop great leaders with a strong understanding of managing Skanska's business in an international context. It includes leadership training and a six- to 12- month international assignment.

Skanska Top Executive Program (STEP): For top managers

STEP is the leadership development program for Skanska's top managers. The program further develops knowledge and leadership competencies to maximize contributions to our business and to create an international network for knowledge sharing and strategy implementation. The program is developed in cooperation with IMD and Ivey Business School, two of the world's leading business schools.

Last updated: 4/12/2018

Meet Trevor, one of our Stretch participants

“Skanska Stretch changed my perspective on everything I knew about leadership and working with different types of people.”

Meet Trevor

Meet Iva, one of our Stretch participants

“Learning by doing – that is my Stretch experience.”

Meet Iva

Meet Sean, one of our Stretch participants

“Stretch connects people across the business and from all the countries in which Skanska operates, and creates strong bonds between them.”