REA has a number of strategies in place to nurture talent within its workforce. This includes an annual programme of in-house training, participation in external training courses and regular outbound activities.
Each year, a group of between 30 and 50 existing employees who demonstrate management potential and fresh graduates are selected to participate in the group’s long established cadet programme. Run from the group’s central training school, participants are provided with 12 months of theoretical and practical training before being placed in a particular department.
By assisting employees to realise their full potential REA aims to fill vacancies through internal promotions wherever possible.
Percentage of appointments that were promotions of existing employees 2012 - 2014