OREANDA-NEWS.  Repsol in 2013 hired a total of 1,062 people, of whom 49% are women. These figures reflect the company's commitment to creating quality employment, attracting, motivating and retaining the best professionals, and providing an attractive workplace. The company is one of the main job creators of the Spanish StockExchange (Ibex), with an average of nearly 1,500 new jobs per year over the last three years.

The current workforce at Repsol exceeds 24,000 employees of more than 80 nationalities of which 91% have permanent contracts.

The company is especially focused on the incorporation of young people into the labour market and furthering student training. Repsol has several Masters’ Programmes in the different areas of its activities (Hydrocarbons Exploration and Production, Refining, Petrochemicals and Gas, and Repsol Energy Management) all taught in its Further Education Centre. Students in these programmes receive an internship contract which can become a permanent contract depending on academic performance. During 2013, a total of 97 students joined this programme.

On the other hand, during 2013 Repsol trained 800 students at its different internships and scholarship programmes, moving them forward in their training and helping them to acquire additional skills and knowledge.

Repsol is widely recognised as one of the best companies to work for in Spain, and is among the top companies amongst those which promote work-life balance, according to a ranking included in the analysis of work-life balance of Spain performed by the International Institute of Political Science. The award recognises the different tools Repsol offers its employees: remuneration, training, internal mobility and international careers, as well as development and performance reviews.

Diversity and conciliation

In addition to the incorporation of new employees, Repsol is firmly committed to balancing workplace duties with personal life. Among the measures designed to achieve this balance is the pioneer teleworking programme, which at the moment includes more than 1,200 employees worldwide. Repsol has published its experience in this field in its White Paper on Telework, presented last year by Fatima Banez Garcia, the Spanish Minister for Employment and Social Security.

Repsol is also one of the leading companies in training and integrating people with disabilities or who are at risk of social exclusion. The company has an integration plan for people with disabilities that has allowed more than 650 people in this group to work at Repsol, representing 2.7% of its total workforce.