Whirlpool certified as top employer in Europe 2019

Peterborough-based Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, parent company to KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Hotpoint and Indesit, has received a Top Employer 2019 award.

Whirlpool EMEA has been awarded, for the second year in a row, the prestigious Top Employer UK and Top Employer Europe for 2019, having been certified by the Top Employer Institute in six Countries (UK, France, Italy, Poland, Russia and South Africa).

The Top Employers certification, which is granted only to companies that achieve the highest quality standards in human resources management, recognises Whirlpool’s commitment to shape strategic and thoughtful workplace programmes, creating an environment that empowers and develops its employees.

The Top Employers Institute assessed Whirlpool’s employee offerings with criteria including: Talent strategy; Workforce planning; On-boarding; Learning and development; and Career and succession management.

Pictured left: Edoardo Volpe, HR Business Partner, Market Operations UK, Lucila Minniti, HR Business Partner, Consumer Service, Legal and GPO, Camila Perina, HR Director UK & Ireland and Lorraine Byrne, HR Business Partner, Logistics, GIS, Purchasing and Whirlpool Ireland.

In line with the goal of developing talent, Whirlpool EMEA offers a fast track management programme; an international career path created to train future leaders that offers employees the opportunity to experience 30-month, cross-country, rotations at Whirlpool’s EMEA locations.

One of the key learning and development projects is the EMEA Learning Hub, which provides over 300 online learning activities available in 16 different languages. What’s more, starting in 2019, all employees working in the administrative and management offices will be able to enjoy smart working, in order to strengthen the Company’s commitment to work-life balance and promote flexibility and collaboration among teams.

Camila Perina, HR Director UK & Ireland, Whirlpool UK (pictured at the top with Alessio Tanganelli, Regional Director for UK, France, Spain and Italy, Top Employers Institute), said: “Whirlpool UK is delighted to have received the prestigious Top Employers recognition for a second consecutive year. Developing careers and nurturing our colleagues is so important to us, and to be recognised for our dedication towards this is an amazing achievement. We will continue to provide the best offering and work environment to our employees as part of Whirlpool Corporation.”