FS Italiane is Best Employer of choice 2018

  • For the fourth consecutive year, the Gruppo won the first place in the ranking of the most sought-after companies by young graduates 
  • second place for Google, and third for Mondadori
  • in 2018 more than 5,000 new hires in the Gruppo, in Italy and abroad
  • and growth of female applications for technical profiles 


Rome, 08 February 2018

For the fourth consecutive year, Gruppo FS Italiane is in first place in the ranking of the most sought-after companies by young graduates.

Best Employer of Choice 2018, survey of Cesop HR Consulting Company, has in fact reconfirmed FS Italiane on the top step of the podium in the ranking of industrial and production companies preferred as workplace, prize already assigned to FS Italiane in 2017, 2016 and 2015. The research analyses a statistically representative sample of the national population (by gender, geographical area and type of degree) of 2,500 young graduates, who assessed a panel of 100 national and multinational companies.

Innovation, soundness and vision, together with internationally recognized know-how and technological excellence: these are the key points that helped FS Italiane, this year too, to outdo important national and international companies that have always been very popular among young people, such as Google, that placed second. Starting from the 15th place in 2009, FS Italiane placed 13th in 2010, 8th in 2011, 3rd in 2012, 2nd in 2013, 3rd in 2014, up to the "top" of the ranking in the last 4 years (2018-2017- 2016-2015).

"We are extremely proud of The Best Employer of Choice award. Being the dream company of young Italian graduates, for the fourth consecutive year, is a great honour and responsibility for us, underlines Renato Mazzoncini, CEO of FS Italiane. "We are a solid industrial group, with economic indicators among the best in Europe and, to continue to grow, we need young people capable of generating value and innovation that are essential points to achieve the challenging objectives of the 2017-2026 Industrial Plan, through which we aim to become an important European player for integrated collective mobility"

"This result - said Mauro Ghilardi, Central Director of Human Resources and Organization of FS Italiane - is the result of the great commitment of the Gruppo to promote a continuous and direct dialogue with graduates from all over Italy: we meet 8,000 every year, during the Job Meeting and Career Day, throughout the national territory. We address young people using tools, channels and languages close to them and we involve them in innovative and challenging projects to guide them towards the professional careers that are closest to their aptitudes. In 2017, we recruited over 250 new graduates in our company and we expect to hire over 500 in 2018. The number of women's applications is also increasing thanks to real initiatives in which the Gruppo has become an active promoter in Italy and at the European level, such as Women in Motion (WIM) and Girls in Motion".

The Gruppo FS Italiane is on the front line in developing opportunities for young graduates and has launched targeted initiatives, within the network with universities and top level schools, to shorten the gap between university and company, to create innovation, to guide young people right from the schools with mentoring and experiences and identify the best talents: Employer Branding through web and social networks, meetings with young graduates at Job Meetings, Career and Recruiting Day, work orientation initiatives in collaboration with universities and Schools of excellence, master's proposals, degree final works, internships, workshops, seminars, awards and competitions for new ideas, inclusion of many graduates in the company according to merit and transparency criteria, ad hoc training projects.

A few months ago, the FS Competition, the Recruiting Day of the Gruppo, allowed to select and recruit for the company, in a fast and innovative way, 28 graduates (43% women) in economics and engineering from different Italian universities.


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