Training & Development

Employees are the driving force that propel us forward. To carve our place as industry leaders, we need to keep our employees upskilled, focused and involved in the business.

A positive culture of learning helps our employees become more agile and adaptive to shifting market demands and new business landscapes. 

Employees across the Group have access to a wide range of training ranging from core and specific skills relevant to employees’ job scopes to personal development programmes. 

Learn more about our initiatives in our FY2023 Annual Report

Our Approach

  • Attract, retain and develop talent

  • Build a workforce for the future

  • Enable a highly engaged workforce

  • Ensure a safe work culture

Our employee development strategy is also guided by the Sime Darby Learning Framework. We integrate challenging assignments to provide supportive guidance and purposeful training. We also offer a diverse range of learning opportunities, from core skills to personal growth, combining structured courses, social learning and hands-on experience to create a comprehensive approach to development.

Creating Value

One of our priorities in strengthening the next-generation talent includes identifying and building potential talent with the right exposure, experience and environment to thrive and succeed.

This year, we redefined our Leadership and Performance Management Framework (LEAP) to future-proof employee performance and development. Aligned with our 5-year Strategy Masterplan, LEAP guides positive behaviours and leadership skills, essential for present and future success.

Over $17M (RM) has been invested into training and development programmes across the business in FY2023. Contributing to over 430 thousand hours of training, key development programmes included.  

  • Core Executive Programme (CEP) 

  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Strategic Leaders & Enterprise Leaders Programme

  • Leadership Coaching Programmes

  • Motors Division Management Trainee Programme

  • Sime Darby Industrial Australia Apprenticeship Programme

  • China Engineering Limited Management Trainee Programme

  • Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Employee Training

  • Motors Retail & Distribution Training Academy

  • Motors’s Ultimate Learning & Development (MoULD) Framework

  • Caterpillar Sales Career Development

  • Technician Career Development Process (TCDP)

  • Motors Division After-sales Forum