Growing production potential and dynamic development of Gazprom Zarubezhneftegaz dictate the necessity of implementation of numerous measures aimed at search and attraction of ambitious, promising and enterprising young people to the Company. Work with young specialists and employed young people and formation of a candidate pool allow to keep up high technological and economic performance results by virtue of fresh ideas of graduates of the country’s key educational institutions working in the Company.

The Company cooperates successfully with a number of the country’s educational institutions. Today, the recent graduates (young employees) can make their career in Gazprom Zarubezhneftegaz not only in the spheres of oil, gas and geology, but in many other ones: mechanic engineering, power generation, modeling, construction and many others.

Work with young employees is aimed at:

  • providing necessary conditions to help young employees adapt to the work environment;
  • mastering by the young employees of their profession;
  • skills training of the young employees and their career development;
  • gaining a strong foothold in the Company by the young employees;
  • involvement of the young employees in technical and scientific activity;
  • evaluating the young employees’ performance potential to create a group of “Talents of ‘Surgutneftegas’ PJSC” and a candidate pool, and to review their professional development.

The recent graduates from educational institutions employed by Gazprom Zarubezhneftegaz can get a status of a young specialist. The Company’s collective agreement provides for guarantees and compensations to the young specialists. Work with young specialists provides for optimal placing of personnel on vacant working places, their adaptation to the production working conditions, successful mastering of the profession and position, involvement in the scientific and technical activity, social, professional, career and skill development. High effectiveness of work is ensured by the efforts of young specialists under the leadership of chiefs and leading specialists of business units, activity of personnel management departments, the Youth Association of the Company due to practical use of the results of scientific and technical developments, working achievements and social activity of young specialists.

Every year since 1980, the Company has been holding a scientific and technical conference of young scientists and specialists for the purpose of implementation of the Company’s main tasks in the sphere of scientific and technical activity, involvement of young scientists and specialists in the engineering processes enhancement aimed at improvement of working conditions and implementation of new technologies with economic effectiveness for Gazprom Zarubezhneftegaz. Prize-winning places in the scientific and technological conference are a good start of a career for the Company’s young employees.

Annually, the Victor Deshura Award (the Chief Engineer of Production Association “Surgutneftegas” in the period of 1983 — 1995) is conferred in Gazprom Zarubezhneftegaz. The Award is intended for the incentive of young employees for scientific, rationalizing and inventive activity, development and implementation of measures on increasing the production effectiveness, which have the greatest proved economic effect in the production. The Company supports young employees’ active participation in the city, regional and All-Russian conferences and forums.

Since 23 November 2003, there has been the Youth Association of Gazprom Zarubezhneftegaz. The Youth Association is a self-governed nonprofit organization of young employees associated on the basis of common interests in implementation of the key tasks of the Company’s youth policy.

Five key operations of the Youth Association covering major social and professional activities of the youth include scientific, technical and innovative activities, adaptation of newly hired young employees together with their training and development of their skills as well as their involvement in sports, recreational and cultural events, career-guiding and social activities.

Measures and events of the Youth Association help young employees embrace the change, understand fundamental principles of strong performance and effective collaboration, unleash creativity and develop incentive for personal growth.


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