Edoardo Volpe, Lucila Minniti, Camila Perina and Lorraine Byrne, Whirlpool

Whirlpool Certified as Top Employer in Europe for 2019

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

Whirlpool EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) 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 on the following criteria:

  • Talent strategy
  • Workforce planning
  • On-boarding
  • Learning and development
  • Performance management
  • Leadership development
  • Career and succession management
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Culture

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 says: “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.”

To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers Certification, please visit www.top-employers.com

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  1. Camila Perina, HR Director UK & Ireland and Alessio Tanganelli, Regional Director for UK, France, Spain and Italy, Top Employers Institute
  2. 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

 About Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited:

Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited is managed by Whirlpool EMEA, part of Whirlpool Corporation, the global leader in manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. In 2016, Whirlpool Corporation generated annual revenue of $21 billion in annual sales, employs over 93,000 people with 70 centres of manufacturing and technology research worldwide. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Scholtès, Hotpoint, Indesit, and other big-name brands in over 170 countries. Whirlpool Corp.’s European Operations Centres are located in Pero (MI), Italy.

Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited fully supports the AMDEA safety initiative, Register My Appliance, and is committed to encouraging householders to register their appliances: www.registermyappliance.org.uk

 About Whirlpool Corporation:

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the leading major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 65 manufacturing and technology research centres in 2018. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit, Hotpoint and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.

In Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) it has approximately 21,000 employees, a sales presence in more than 30 countries and manufacturing sites in seven countries. Whirlpool EMEA is an operating segment of Whirlpool Corporation. Whirlpool Corp.’s EMEA Headquarters are located in Pero (MI), Italy. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com or find us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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6th February 2019

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