In 2012, a continuous improvement programme was launched across the entire R&D organisation to constantly enhance operational excellence, innovation and software development efficiency.
All sites provide our staff with stimulating environments that inspire creativity and help spark innovative ideas. They also bring together a wide range of expertise and a worldwide approach to developing global products. A transversal division, via competence driven governance rules and communities, is supporting the cross fertilisation between sites in the domains of architecture, software engineering, project management, common best practices and tools.
Over the years, we have established close collaboration with research teams in leading institutes throughout the world, such as:
In addition, our School Relations and Internship team runs our internship programme and maintains contacts with principal universities across the world, fulfilling the principal objectives of talent attraction and recruitment. In 2012, 47 R&D employees were recruited in Nice through the programme. The internship programme also contributes to building our brand image, establishing an international network with research institutes and, very importantly, offering students opportunities to develop a career in world-class technology.
In order to provide a wide range of options and boost motivation, Amadeus also offers a multi-site programme which delivers the opportunity of an international experience and helps comply with increasingly common requirements from top schools and universities to perform part of the studies abroad. Finally, the Amadeus Great Intern Contest rewards trainees and tutors for their motivation and innovative ideas.