Sakhalin Energy Days at FEFU

For the first time in its history, the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) held Sakhalin Energy Days. This event, which was attended by students and faculty of the university, was held on the eve of a significant date for the company—the 25th anniversary of its foundation.

The first day of the event began with a job fair, where students learned about vacancies and traineeship opportunities at the key enterprises of the region, and employers had a chance to talk with active and talented young specialists who will make up a skill pool. Irina Kuzkina, Specialist of the HR Directorate Successors Pool Planning and Development Subdivision, told students about the Graduate Development Programme run in the company, and the opportunities they will have after graduation in terms of work under the Sakhalin-2 project.

At the end of the job fair, the company specialists delivered a lecture titled “Career in the Oil and Gas Industry: the Example of Sakhalin Energy” for students of different specialities. The experts gave the audience useful tips that will help the students develop in various areas and prepare for a job interview.

“What I have heard today was more than merely interesting information to me. Now I know what steps I have to make to secure my future employment prospects in this large company. My first objective is to take a traineeship here,” said one of the FEFU students, attending the lecture.

The next day, Sergey Shishebarov, Ops & PS Support Manager, told the university students and professors about the achievements, as well as innovative and complex technical solutions, in the Sakhalin-2 project implementation.

After a series of questions and answers, the students were divided into two groups. One of them took part in a business game, and the other attended a lecture delivered by Andrey Samatov, Head of Sakhalin Energy Environmental Protection Division, a Candidate of Sciences (Biology), a FEFU alumnus. He spoke about the company’s activities in the field of HSE, including about the implementation of the Environmental Action Plan, the Industrial Environmental Control and Monitoring Programmes, the Biodiversity Conservation Action Plan, which are integral parts of the company’s sustainable development and an example of a harmonious combination of meeting the requirements of Russian legislation, applying best international practices, and taking care of the nature of Sakhalin Island.

Natalia Spichenkova, Director of the FEFU Scholarship and Grant Programmes Department, stressed that the university has been collaborating with Sakhalin Energy for several years now. The company gives FEFU students opportunities for traineeship and further employment. “Our former students have proved that they are good specialists, so the need of the company for our graduates increases every year,” she added. Currently, more than twenty alumni of this educational institution work at Sakhalin Energy.

The Career Day is a traditional event held by FEFU. Every year more and more employers take part in it, and the number of students searching for a job or a company to have traineeship in is estimated at thousands of people. This year, the fair was attended by more than 80 major business organisations and state institutions of the Far East, such as the Primorye Krai Administration, the Commercial Port of Vladivostok, the Dalzavod Ship Repair Centre, Transneft—Far East, Sberbank, and other enterprises.

2 April 2019