Baker Hughes University Overview
Baker Hughes University


Established in 2005, Baker Hughes University acts as a learning accelerator focused on developing our Customers' best talents by providing a unique and high-quality training experience set in an inspirational and multicultural environment.

Our key goal is to support the lifelong learning of energy industry leaders, offering them the opportunity to be part of a global multicultural network based on dialogue, contamination, and knowledge sharing, in which to discuss future trends and technologies of the energy sector and nurture leadership behaviors.

Since its launch, Baker Hughes University has trained more than 1,400 professionals from over 200 different Customer companies. Representing about 50 different nationalities, our Alumni Network enables hundreds of energy professionals to keep in touch.

The University is based at the Florence Learning Center, one of Baker Hughes’ largest international training and conference centers, located at the core of the Baker Hughes Florence campus in Italy. The adjacent plant, spanning more than 350,000 m2 and employing around 4,000 people, is a center of excellence for the development and manufacturing of the most innovative Baker Hughes turbomachinery technologies and solutions.

At the Florence Learning Center, Baker Hughes University participants enjoy their learning path within a dedicated area that includes a classroom, two meeting rooms, and a break room.



Baker Hughes University offers exclusive learning opportunities dedicated to highly selected energy industry professionals.

Each year, we deliver two editions of the Next Leader Program and two editions of the Senior Leader Program.

On Customers’ request, we can also organize tailor-made courses delivered at Customer locations worldwide or at the Florence Learning Center in Italy.

Baker Hughes University Next Leader Program

Next Leader Program

A unique two and a half-month learning experience that offers a deep dive into the world of energy, providing the leadership, business management and technical skills needed to manage the evolution of this complex and fast-paced industry.
Targeted for young early career professionals with 3-8 years of work experience in the energy industry and fluent in English.

Composed of 4 training modules:

Leadership & Business Management

Energy Industry & Energy Transition

Technology & Digital Innovation

Living @ Baker Hughes

Sessions aimed at exploring new strategies for leading in a dynamic world, empowering, and inspiring others, cultivating innovation, and acquiring the main business management tools, such as project management and finance fundamentals.

A comprehensive overview of the energy industry, the development of global energy market and geopolitics, the role of different energy sources, and the underlying drivers shaping the energy transition, including climate change.

A deep dive into the latest energy technology developments for liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), energy storage, subsea equipment, and much more—including digital solutions for remote operations to improve safety, productivity, availability, and sustainability of energy systems.

Leadership talks with Baker Hughes leadership, guided tours of Baker Hughes plants in Italy, networking activities, project works and ceremonies to offer University participants the opportunity to live and understand Baker Hughes’ reality and culture.


Baker Hughes University Senior Leader Program

Senior Leader Program

A powerful two-week learning journey with relevant topics to support middle and senior management in navigating a constantly changing world while directly experiencing life at Baker Hughes.

Specifically designed for senior managers with more than 15 years of industry experience and fluent in English.

Content focused on:



Living @ Baker Hughes

Develop a sustainable leadership style to make a difference and gain practical tools to be a leader of high-performance teams.

An overview of the macro-economic models and market dynamics of the energy industry with drop-in sessions on specific industry segments such as hydrogen or carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) and on Baker Hughes technologies and solutions.

Learn more about Baker Hughes energy world through guided tours of Baker Hughes plants in Italy, leadership talks with Baker Hughes leadership and networking activities.



Customized courses


Baker Hughes University can also provide customized courses for a class of multiple employees belonging to the same Customer company that can be held at the Customer’s location worldwide or at the Florence Learning Center in Italy. The content and duration of courses are specifically tailored to match the Customer's training needs.


Knowledge Services


Baker Hughes University programs integrate both Baker Hughes and third-party trainers, including the most renowned and authoritative research institutes, trade associations, energy intelligence companies, and leadership development experts to offer participants an immersive journey designed to gain an in-depth understanding of the current energy sector and its main challenges.

Our training model is crafted to provide an impactful learning experience, combining an interactive and engaging mix of lectures and group activities with the need to share real-life experiences and case studies to learn from others’ perspectives.

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