Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Start Year:2016

Cristina Cofacci, Industrial Relations Enel



Types of organisation:Companies and business organisations

The purpose of the Enel pledge is to develop and spread an innovative educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experiences, a progressive, multi-year sequence of training activities, within a real-world and work-related context. Building an employment path and model transferable to other companies at international level will be a key focus in the coming years.

The aim of the school–work alternance project in Enel is to:

  • Create tailored school programmes that integrates academic learning with professional and technical skills aligned to the needs of the labour market;
  • Reduce youth unemployment;
  • Facilitate the access of young people to the labour world;
  • Facilitate a close institutional dialogue at local levels;
  • Help students reach robust competencies such as entrepreneurship, positive work attitudes and employability skills;
  • Train young people with skills and competences in order to boost their employability;
  • Personal and professional growth of the students and positive involvement in the work environment;
  • Win-win collaboration between business and education.

Within the two year academic period 2014-2016 around 150 apprentices have been reached through the programme. The new cycle of the programme 2016-2018 involves around 150 apprentices. Since the start of the project in 2014, 300 apprentices are being reached with the involvement of 120 teachers and 140 organisations (managers, employees and trainers).

Short company / organisation description:Enel is a multinational energy company and one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators. The Company works in more than 30 countries across 4 continents, generating energy with a net installed capacity of around 90 GW and distributing electricity and gas across a network spanning about 1.9 million km with more than 61 million end users around the world.
Area of action: Supply
Area of action: Quality
Partners:Partners include: Italian National Trade Unions, Ministero dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca (MIUR), Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali (MLPS), Istituto per lo Sviluppo della Formazione professionale dei Lavoratori (ISFOL)

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