Adaptation and Young Specialists Development

In 2014, the Company's subsidiaries recruited more than 160 university graduates. There are more than 500 young employees at Gazprom Neft.

The Company operates the Three Milestones Programme — a three-year development programme for young specialists at production enterprises. It is designed to unlock professional and career potential, and includes activities to help employees adapt, enrichment training, and a mentoring system. The best graduates from the programme are recommended for inclusion in the talent pool. In 2014, the Company launched a new programme to develop the coaching skills of those mentoring young professionals.

The largest event in the Three Milestones Programme is the Corporate Gathering, which brings together the best young specialists from across the Company. Participants have the opportunity to prove themselves at the corporate level, network with new professional contacts and make friends, and deepen their knowledge of vertically integrated oil companies and Gazprom Neft specifically. In 2014, 102 young Company employees attended the event. Gazprom Neft's annual Young Professionals R&D and Technical Conference is yet another significant event devoted to the development of young specialists at subsidiaries and affiliates. The Conference’s objectives are to develop the scientific potential and economic thinking of young people, spread innovation beyond individual businesses, develop presentation skills, and help employees learn how to defend their ideas. The 2014 Conference was the fourth of its kind. Participants defended their research projects before a jury consisting of managers from Corporate Headquarters and subsidiaries and representatives of the National Mineral Resources University.

DARYA ZUDILINA
DARYA ZUDILINA LEADING SPECIALIST, HR SECTION, GAZPROM NEFT-KHANTOS, DEPUTY CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF YOUNG RESEARCH SPECIALISTS

Through the Three Milestones Programme, a pool of expertise and human resources has been created to guarantee the Company's long-term staffing needs. My status as a young professional helped me, a university graduate who came to work for the Company, to successfully adapt to working here, improve my personal skills, and develop the required professional competencies. After three years at the Company I became a successful, highly qualified employee. Participation in scientific conferences and meetings allows young professionals to attract the attention of management and secure a promising future at the Company.

VICTORIYA KOLOMYTSEVA
VICTORIYA KOLOMYTSEVA CHIEF ENGINEER FOR THE TREATMENT OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE, INDUSTRIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY SECTION, DEPUTY CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF YOUNG RESEARCH SPECIALISTS, GAZPROM NEFT SHELF

Our company's programmes to help young professionals adapt and develop are an ideal platform for enhancing the corporate and professional skills of young people and allowing them to realize their leadership and management ambitions and, as a result, to achieve their goals. The Corporate Gathering and Technical Conferences merit particular mention. They provide opportunities for young professionals to realize their innovative potential and to develop their leadership and public speaking skills. At the same time, the Three Milestones Programme allows employees to improve the skills they need at the appropriate time and to plan their future career growth at the Company.