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Sakhalin Energy Tells Sakhalin Students about Internship and Job Opportunities

A review lecture on the Sakhalin-2 project was held in the Literary and Art Museum of the Book of A.P. Chekhov Sakhalin Island. It was one of the events held as part of the Energy in Volume exhibition, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Sakhalin Energy.

Until the end of the exhibition, a whole series of lectures will be delivered for future professionals on topics relevant to them. The first of the lectures was attended by future oil industry specialists — first- to fourth-year students of the SSU Technical Oil and Gas Institute. The employees of the company’s Human Resources Subdivision told the audience about the main infrastructure facilities of the Sakhalin-2 project — one of the largest oil and gas projects in the world, and much more. The purpose of the presentation was to tell students about jobs at different Sakhalin Energy assets.

“The most important thing that we want to tell you is that it is quite possible to become an employee of the company. There are plenty of opportunities for this, so set a goal and do your best to achieve it. First of all, you need to have reliable information about the company to make sure that you do not miss your chance. This is exactly what we are sharing with you today,” said Denis Davydov, Lead Specialist of the HR Subdivision.

Sakhalin Energy employees acquainted the students with a long list of potential vacancies, explained what functions were included in their job descriptions, and also described the different scopes of work performed by the company’s main units. For example, there are many jobs titles with the word “engineer”, which are in demand at various Sakhalin Energy facilities. However, the character of work of oil and gas engineers specialising in different disciplines is far from the same. For example, engineers engaged in field development, production technology, geophysical surveys, as well as metrologists work mainly in offices. Debugging and testing engineers, oil and gas production operators, electrical and mechanical engineers, which are responsible for the operation and maintenance of equipment, work directly at production facilities.

The students showed considerable interest in the Internship Programme, presented during the lecture. As part of the vocational education partnership programme, Sakhalin Energy cooperates with regional and federal educational institutions. Every year, the company accepts 70-80 undergraduate and graduate students who study the company’s core disciplines for industrial and pre-graduation practice at its facilities. Therefore, Sakhalin Energy employees told the young audience about the Graduate Development Programme (graduates of Sakhalin educational establishments applying for the programme will enjoy preferential admission opportunities) and the Traineeship Programme. The latter is focused on professional development and further employment of young Sakhalin residents with completed training in the working occupations required by the company. It is noteworthy that Sakhalin Energy spares neither effort nor expense to further increase the proportion of Sakhalin Oblast residents among its employees; today, the figure is about 54%.

“Internship is a great opportunity for students to show their potential. As a rule, the best students who show initiative and interest in their work during the internship eventually join the company and become our colleagues,” said Nikolai Nikolayenko, Specialist of the HR Subdivision.

After the interactive lecture, the students viewed the Energy in Volume exhibition, which, in particular, displayed the models of the company’s production facilities, a bottle of Sakhalin Blend oil, and Russia’s first 3D publication about the oil and gas industry.

One of the students shared his impressions after the lecture: “I must say that I have received much benefit from the time I have spent here today: I have learnt a lot of useful information and also new facts about the company. Moreover, the Sakhalin Energy specialists have left their contact details to us, which, no doubt, will make it easier for us to apply for work at the company in the future.”
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27 September 2019

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