As we move the energy transition forward, the skills we need are changing, and we expect our needs to continually evolve over time as we lean more heavily into areas such as Industrial Energy Technology (IET) that are themselves evolving at a rapid pace. That requires not only new technical skills, but new soft skills in adapting to rapid change, risk-taking and collaboration.

Our culture and processes need to support and drive this level of evolution and innovation. Providing access to for all 53,996 employees to continuous learning and development is essential.

One insight we gained from managing through the pandemic is the huge democratization of access that can be gained through virtual tools.

 

Learning and development

Continuous learning and development are key priorities at Baker Hughes. Our leadership development programs provide learning and growth opportunities for our employees, including women, new hires, and mid-level employees, to broaden their leadership capability.

We believe that all employees should be empowered to own and direct their professional development, with guidance from their managers and human resource teams. Employees have access to more than 30,000 on-demand training courses for professional development, job-related skills, and technical knowledge that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. We also regularly offer learning events featuring internal and external experts, addressing important topics such as DEI, personal wellness, industry trends and transformation, leadership behaviors, and more.

Average hours of training
 

2021

All employees

17

Male employees

18

Female employees

13

Employees who did not specify gender

11

Professional band and above employees

12

Senior professional band and above employees

10

 

Leadership development programs
 
ASPIRE

A two-year rotational program for recent graduates and early-career employees to grow functional and leadership skills through challenging assignments, learning plans, and global cross-functional projects.

IMPACT

A three-year leadership accelerator for top performing mid-career employees who have already built functional expertise and are ready to be developed into our executive pipeline.

CULTIVATE

A one-year non-rotational program that fosters the development of high-potential female leaders through immersive learning experiences and one-on-one mentoring.

Leadership program participation
 

2019

2020

2021

ASPIRE

>300

321

243

Percentage of female participants in ASPIRE

43%

48%

51%

IMPACT

36

16

21

Percentage of female participants in IMPACT

43%

50%

43%

CULTIVATE

80

101

129

Percentage of female participants in CULTIVATE

100%

100%

100%

Total

>416

438

393