Working with Graduates and Young Specialists

The Company’s activities regarding relations with graduates and young specialists are designed to attract the best graduates to the Company, increase their loyalty and create a candidate pool for professional and line management positions.

In the reporting year, Gazprom Neft continued its cooperation with higher educational institutions and specialised secondary schools for the purposes of personnel training and recruitment, employee professional development, and R&D. More than 20 universities became Company partners, including the National Mineral Resources University (University of Mines), Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, Tomsk Polytechnic University, and Omsk State Technical University.

Students of the universities and specialised secondary schools partnering with the Company have an opportunity to do an internship at Gazprom Neft enterprises. Over 500 students undertake such internships annually. Based on his or her performance, the student may then be invited to work for the Company.

The Company operates a Three Milestones Programme – a three-year project to develop young professionals of production enterprises. This programme is aimed at unlocking professional potential and identifying the best way to develop career opportunities and includes adaptation measures, enrichment trainings and a mentoring system. The best programme graduates are recommended for listing in the candidate pool.

The Company holds regular events aimed at establishing and strengthening relations between young professionals from Gazprom Neft subsidiaries and helping them utilise their lifeware and creativity. These events include R&D and technical conferences, and annual Meetings of Young Professionals.

In 2013, more than 160 university graduates were employed by Company subsidiaries. The number of young specialists employed by Gazprom Neft totalled 497.

On 25 October 2013, the 3rd R&D and Technical Conference of Young Professionals was held at SKOLKOVO Business School, Moscow. Its main objectives were to develop the scientific potential and economic thinking among youngsters, distribute innovations beyond separate enterprises, and develop presentation and idea defence skills. Participants of the corporate conference – the winners of preliminary rounds held at subsidiaries – defended their scientific projects before the jury, which consisted of Corporate Centre and subsidiary managers, as well as representatives of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas and the State Mining Institute.