People Development

People development at Viessmann is built upon trust and diversity

The Viessmann Group is an independent family company. We value the talents of each member of the large worldwide Viessmann family and encourage their development. However, we also expect that each individual takes responsibility for their own further development. Our talent management is based on innovative as well as pragmatic ideas and approaches.

The Viessmann Group strives for its purpose of co-creating living spaces for generations to come. To maximize our impact, we are expanding our ecosystem focussing on CO2 avoidance, CO2 reduction and CO2 capturing beyond the HVAC sector. We can only do this together with dedicated, motivated and well-trained employees. We want to take every member of the Viessmann family with us on this journey and empower everyone to help shape living spaces for coming generations. Every employee receives the support they need to continue developing independently.

Our employee development principles

The basic concept behind our talent development: good performance automatically happens when every employee can employ their skills in their ideal conditions - team tasks, support. All Viessmann family members are appreciated for their skills, qualities, and achievements.

We see talent in every employee

Our first focus is to foster all of our employees in their development. We only hire new employees from outside the company if necessary. We also offer a variety of career paths that consider the skills and potential of each individual. Just like the company itself, our development programs are designed on a sustainable and long-term basis. Our employees are therefore offered the clear perspective that they can use and contribute their strengths and skills now and in the future.

We expect everyone to take personal responsibility

Our employees are also responsible for their own development. Every member of the Viessmann family is thus encouraged to actively promote their own development. We therefore welcome when employees apply for open positions on their own accord. Managers must also see to their own development and the progress of the employees in their field. They also act as sparring partners for their team. Employees in the Personnel Development team also offer their own experience and help further advance each person, the team, and the whole organization.

We grow with our experiences and learn from them

We provide “on-the-job” and “near-the-job” practical experience by combining learning with life events. Our extensive portfolio of learning opportunities allows every Viessmann family member to find their best fit. We guarantee clear standards for knowledge and skills as well as flexible modules that build on individual strengths and development needs. Opportunities to gain international experience – for example, through global work deployments or job rotation – are also provided. Furthermore, mentoring programs ensure that every talent at Viessmann can learn from the experience and knowledge of their coworkers and thus continue to develop. 

Working together towards our shared corporate goals

At Viessmann we live "co-creation" because we believe that this is the best form of cooperation. Whether in the technical area, in sales or in other administrative project teams, we work together in cross-functional teams throughout the company in order to be successful together. This also applies when it comes to the design and development of goals: These are defined in the teams, which then also work together daily to contribute to the achievement of the goals of our Strategy 2028. We are constantly developing - through continuous feedback over the course of the year as well as mutual inspiration.

We see talent in every employee

Our focus is on supporting all of our employees in their development. We offer a variety of career paths that take into account the skills and potential of each individual. Such as our company, our development programs are sustainable and long-term. We offer our employees a clear perspective for how they can contribute with their strengths and skills today and in the future.

Our claim: We question the status quo and keep growing!

Our ambition to make the greatest possible impact for generations to come, requires skills that are sometimes not covered by   basic training. Topics such as talent development and competence management are all the more important to us. With our offers for personal development, we support our employees in their personal professional growth and on their individual career path - regardless of their profession or field.

Whenever possible, Viessmann offers the option of mobile working and provides the appropriate technical equipment. Our flexible working hours enable our employees to balance work and private life.