Work with Students and Graduates
In 2014, the Company approved a new concept for cooperating with state educational institutions, providing a return on investment and work at the request of companies, reflecting their staff requirements. The new concept entails creating educational programmes in accordance with the Company's objectives and involving Gazprom Neft experts in the educational process.
Vladimir Yusha Dean of the Petrochemical Institute, Omsk State Technical University (OSTU)
The creation of an affiliated Gazprom Neft Faculty will give OSTU students far more opportunities to participate in major innovative projects. The faculty is the result of years of collaboration between the university and Gazprom Neft: previously, the oil company supported the establishment of the Petrochemical Institute and the opening of modern laboratories and areas of study.
During the reporting year, the Company continued its cooperation with universities and specialized secondary schools. Gazprom Neft's partner universities of many years standing include the National Mineral Resources University, the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (state university), Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, Tomsk Polytechnic University, and Omsk State Technical University. School and university students who cooperate with the Company have the opportunity to complete an internship at Gazprom Neft enterprises. Every year, more than 500 students undertake such internships. Based on their performance, students may receive a job offer from the Company.
One of the most important youth projects during the reporting year was the opening of an affiliated Gazprom Neft Faculty at Omsk State Technical University. In 2014, 40 students were enrolled on the course. The learning process will focus on practical sessions, which will take place at one of the most cutting-edge oil refineries in Russia: Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery.
In October 2014, St. Petersburg hosted the final of the first student tournament in which contestants worked on case studies from the oil and gas industry. The competition was organized by Gazprom Neft, and 5,260 people from 35 cities in Russia and more than 100 universities took part. During the final, participants offered their own suggestions as to how the Company should grow its business in Southeast Asia or how they would develop a ‘smart’ oil field. At the end of the competition, 12 students were invited to take up internships with Gazprom Neft, and all 40 finalists were offered opportunities to engage in various forms of cooperation with the Company, and the chance to join the Gazprom Neft team in the future.