GMK Noril'skiy nikel' OAO : MMC Norilsk Nickel develops cooperation with higher education establishments
06/13/2012| 04:19am US/Eastern
13 June 2012, Moscow - OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel
(hereinafter referred to as MMC Norilsk Nickel, the Company
or the Group) informs that the Company triggered, on June 15,
a next in turn phase of corporate program "Professional
take-off". More than 400 students of 3-4 year in technical
field from 15 higher educational establishments (HEE) come to
the Company divisions to pass summer field experience.
Students' selection for taking part in the "Professional
take-off" program was carried on by representatives of the
Company's production divisions who had visited
HEE in the beginning of the year.
To bring to life the corporate "Professional take-off"
program, the Company cooperates with 22 HEE of Russia.
A pilot project was launched in cooperation with Siberian
Federal University (SFU) within the frames of the current
Strategic partnership agreement signed by the Company and SFU
in 2010. Selecting future participants in the "Professional
take-off" program, the project promoters used a new
methodology aiming at employment of students better motivated
for further work in the Company.
Such selections are not the sole SFU-Company campaign. To
elevate the quality of eventual Company's employees
preparation, the Mining, Geologic and Geotechnological
Institute, as part of the SFU, supported by the Company,
inaugurated in March of 2012 computer modeling and mining
design laboratory. At the same time, the SFU and MMC Norilsk
Nickel signed a target program "Effective SFU and MMC Norilsk
Nickel cooperation for 2012-2015".
All the participants in the "Professional take-off" program
receive Company's reimbursement for the there-and-back
transportation to the field experience location, municipal
transportation, catering, habitation and salary. Besides,
students take active part in cultural and sports corporate
Since 2011 the Company introduced corporate scholarship. In
2012- 2013, monthly scholarship will comprehend 4100
Good reputation students may sign a contract on target
program and, graduated from HEE, come and work as an
Corporative programs on HEE cooperation
MMC Norilsk Nickel elaborated corporate programs
"Professional take-off" and "Trainee" in order to bring to
life one of top-priority vectors of personnel selection
policy - engagement of young and qualified specialists to
guaranty the Company's demand in qualified personnel. The
principal milestone is target selection and invitation of HEE
"Professional take-off" program candidates are 3-5 year
students who shall participate as trainees in real production
process, gain skills experience under the guidance of
qualified professionals , and once graduated from HEE,
get employed in the Group of companies Norilsk Nickel.
Getting acquainted with the enterprise and gaining a trainee
experience facilitates freshmen accommodation with
independent work and reduces professional and social
Depending on future profession or occupation, the participant
in the program may count upon a corresponding hourly wage
rate or salary, while non-native students have there-and-back
transportation compensation and students dormitory
accommodation. In 2011, 544 students took part in the
"Professional take-off" and, ended professional
training, 68 students became employees of the Company. As
part of the "Professional take-off" program, a business game
"Norilsk summer academy" was held among trainees at Group
premises (272 students from 13 HEE).
The "Trainee" program incorporates HEE graduates not older
than 30 years, without working experience, selected on a
tender basis. If selected, the graduate becomes a trainee and
gets training from an experienced worker, and after the
training and a positively passed exam may be employed by the
Company. While training, the trainee gets a fixed-term
contract. Overall 226 people took part in the "Trainee"
program in 2011, and 67 people were employed by the Company.
ABOUT MMC NORILSK NICKEL
MMC Norilsk Nickel, a company incorporated under the laws of
the Russian Federation, is the largest diversified mining and
metals company in Russia, the world's largest producer of
nickel and palladium and one of the world's largest
producers of platinum, rhodium, copper and cobalt. In
addition to this, MMC Norilsk Nickel produces a large number
of other by-products, including gold, silver, tellurium,
selenium, iridium and ruthenium.
The key production units of the Company's group in Russia are
at the Polar and Kola Peninsulas. MMC Norilsk Nickel
international assets include operations in Finland,
Australia, Botswana and South Africa.
MMC Norilsk Nickel's shares are traded at MICEX-RTS. ADR's on
the Company's shares are traded on the other the counter
market in the US and at the London and Berlin stock