Learning and development

Catalyst to self-empowerment

SKF’s success of our first 12 decades of operation is absolutely driven by our competent people. It is not unusual to meet employees, staff and workers alike, that have been with the company for decades and built a career and skillset within the organisation.

One of the reasons this is so may be the fact we offer personal learning and development opportunities to our employees. A concrete example is SKF’s Individual Development Plan (IDP) - an entitlement for all our employees. The IDP serves as the basis for skills improvement and training recommendations. Our training programmes encompass both professional skills such as sales and marketing, leadership skills, and personal skills such as negotiation or time management.

No is not the time to stand still

In the on-going fourth industrial revolution, the importance to stay updated and keep developing has been further emphasised – both from an employee and from a corporate perspective. All employees are entitled to individual development and we see increasing interest in keeping these updated.


201820172016
% employees in system  with active development plan655852


Making learning more accessible for our employees is also the driver for creating the SKF College, with campuses in Europe, Asia and North and South America. SKF's global curriculum are locally adapted and provided in local languages at the campuses, thus reducing the need for long distance traveling and being away from work and family.  

SKF also offers talent management programmes and internal mobility schemes to help develop future leaders in the company.

SKF logo