Career and family

A family-friendly approach plays a key role for many employees in their appraisal of whether RWE is regarded as an attractive employee. We support our employees with flexible working hours and childcare facilities at various day-care nurseries. During the period under review, we offered more than 150 nursery places at our sites in Essen, Dortmund and Hamburg. In the year 2012, we started making preparations for a further two Lumiland childcare centres located close to the company. In January 2013, the ‘Europa-Kita Lumiland’ nursery opened as an on-site childcare centre operated by VSE AG in Saarbrücken with 60 places for children from birth to the age of six. In September 2010, the foundation stone was laid for the Lumiland nursery lo-cated at the head office of RWE Power in the Lindenthal district of Cologne and the nursery is scheduled to open in September 2013. 56 nursery places are planned.

In Hungary, our subsidiary company ELMŰ is continuing to build up the number of jobs with flexible working times and teleworking jobs wherever the operational workflows permit this. The ´Young Mothers´ programme is a way of the company maintaining contact with mothers who have taken parental leave and this helps them when they return to their career.