Youth outreach is an important focus area of LUKOIL’s activities. It is aimed at attracting young professionals and capitalizing on their professional potential. The Company’s subsidiaries offer career guidance to school and university students by arranging production facility tours and Doors Open Days for them. The Company has been cooperating with numerous educational establishments which it views as its strategic partners. It launched its “Start to the Future” project, as part of which the Company seeks to attract the best students and young professionals. In 2014, thirty-two 3rd to 5th year university students took part in the “Start to the Future” project, 20 people did internship with the company, and four graduates received employment with the Russian LUKOIL Group Organizations.
PJSC LUKOIL’s youth outreach policy is based on realization of the Integrated Target Program of the LUKOIL Group covering work with young employees and young specialists from 2008 to 2017 and the applicable local regulations. Its goal is to set up and maintain a three-stage talent pool selection, training and building process of the Group.
The youth account for about 25% of the Company’s total headcount, which is indicative of the efficiency of LUKOIL’s youth outreach policy and compliant with the Functional Human Resources Strategy. In 2014 the Company employed about 12 thousand individuals under 30, or 49% of the total number of those employed.
Internship with the LUKOIL Group Organizations may be applied for by students of the 3d or higher years majoring in oil and gas, chemical or power engineering professions, provided that they have a degree in a blue-collar job.
The Company has been placing emphasis on adaptation of new employees at its enterprises. It has been holding Young Professionals’ Boot Camps which are an integral part of the training system. The goal behind them is to reduce the period of adaptation of young employees and boost their professional performance. The Company has been successfully developing the concept of mentoring. A mentor is assigned to every young professional or worker for up to one year. The mentor renders comprehensive assistance and support to the young professional in fulfilling his/her individual professional development and daily progress plan.
Young professionals get a chance to realize their creative or scholarly potential via a system of corporate measures.
In 2014 28 LUKOIL Group Organizations held contests and conferences for young professionals to choose the best technological development project.
Young professionals also took part in the best technological development project contests held under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Energy. For instance, in 2013 123 projects were submitted for the 2013 Fuel and Energy Contest, with 33 LUKOIL employees becoming winners. In 2014 11 young employees became winners of the All-Russian Contest called “New Idea”.
The Company has been placing emphasis on adaptation of new employees at its enterprises. Young Professionals’ Boot Camps which are an integral part of the training system are held on a regular basis. The Company’s enterprises have Councils of Young Professionals (CYP) responsible for assisting young employees in adapting themselves to the new working environment, mastering their professions and instilling commitment to labor. CYP cooperate with the councils of oilman veterans to organize the Victory Day festivities, the Elderly Day event, themed nights “Encounter of Generations” and are actively involved in the traditional relay races of shift teams.
The Young Professional’s Day is an annual event with a compulsory team building session. The Company has held events in every region of its presence in accordance with the Integrated Target Program of the LUKOIL Group covering work with young employees and young professionals between 2008 and 2017. Assistance in arranging the leisurely activities of young professionals and employees is a key corporate culture component. Young employees are active participants in such events as “LUKOIL Ski Track” and “Dad, Mom, and Me — We are a Sports Family”. Of particular importance are volunteer events intended to provide support to orphanages.
WORKING PRACTICES USED BY PJSC LUKOIL AND THE LUKOIL GROUP ORGANIZATIONS TO INTERACT WITH YOUNG EMPLOYEES AND PROFESSIONALS
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