SHCHEKINOAZOT HOSTS CAREERS FAIR AT THE NOVOMOSKOVSK INSTITUTE OF THE D. MENDELEEV UNIVERSITY OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY[24.04.2019]
On April 22, employees of the Shchekinoazot chemical company, headed by its President Boris Sokol, visited students of the Novomoskovsk Institute of the D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology.
This is the first time the company held the Shchekinoazot Day at the Novomoskovsk Institute of the D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology. Young people are excited to meet a potential employer. Besides, they have a great opportunity to get information about prospects of working at the company from actual Shchekinoazot employees.
A year ago, ties between the top chemical institute in the region and the leading chemical enterprise in Russia moved to a new level: a partnership agreement was signed. Shchekinoazot now has another social partner.
Boris Sokol inspected the results of repairs conducted on the fifth floor of the institute’s hostel where Shchekino students, willing to work for Shchekinoazot, live. The company shouldered the cost of the extensive repairs of the entire floor, hall and roof, as well as all expenses for utilities replacement. As a result, students will live in renovated, clean and cozy rooms equipped with new furniture. And this was done at the expense of the city-forming company.
“We hope you'll feel comfortable here. I’m sure you’ll like living in your rooms,” said Boris Sokol. “We want young people, who study here, to feel they’re taken care of. Shchekinoazot is ready to take on the responsibility of caring for them.”
Vladimir Pervukhin, Director of the Novomoskovsk Institute of the D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, thanked partners and personally Boris Sokol for their attention to solving problems facing the institute and students and noted the high quality of repairs made. He stressed that all Shchekinoazot initiatives were characterized by responsibility, clarity and consistency.
Boris Sokol gave Vladimir Pervukhin a symbolic key to the student hostel, while students received keys to the rooms they will live in.
Shchekinoazot President promised to visit the hostel and the institute again to see how the students had settled in the renovated rooms and if liked their living conditions.
“Everything has been done well,” says Yegor Shlei, a student of the Industrial Thermal Power Engineering Department. “Plastic windows, clean walls, beds, everything is new and smells good. It looks like a hotel rather than a hostel. I have to study for another four years, and then I plan to start working for Shchekinoazot as a heat-and-power engineer.”
“The atmosphere on our floor has significantly improved,” says Alexander Mokhovikov, a chemical technology student. “It’s great that now we’ve got a magnetic lock door on our floor as it’s safe and secure. And I like wall colors! We also have a washing machine, a shower room, two gas stoves in the kitchen. Everything is new, clean and pleasant.”
An interactive careers fair was held by Shchekinoazot in the institute’s main building. Boris Sokol addressed the students:
“It is symbolic that our meeting takes place in the International Year of the Periodic Table. It was created 150 years ago, in 1869, by Dmitry Mendeleev, after whom your institute is named. May I offer you my congratulations on this event, the importance of which for chemistry can hardly be overstated! And it is internationally recognized!
<...> If you like the format of this meeting, we’ll have such informal gatherings on a regular basis.
I think all parties are interested in this. Firstly, it is the institute, our social partner, which trains specialists for the Russian chemical sector. Shchekinoazot has become the institution’s reliable partner and friend, always ready to assist in solving troublesome issues.
Secondly, it’s our company which is also interested in this cooperation as we want to employ competent young professionals.
And thirdly, it’s you, guys!
I’m sure each one of you has already thought about the future, your place of work and career opportunities. And, of course, you want to live a happy and successful life, as well as to fulfill your personal and professional potential. You’ve already made the first right step — enrolled at the Novomoskovsk Institute of the D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology! And as we know, it is the largest educational and research-and-development center in the chemical technology sector. So now it is very important for you to decide where you want to work after graduation. Of course, our meeting today is an opportunity to take a closer look at each other. In 2018, we launched four new projects. Now we need specialists to work at new facilities. In the coming years, we plan to employ around 600 people in addition to the 300 specialists that were given jobs in 2018. To work at such cutting-edge production facilities, you need to be a savvy specialist, share our company values and corporate ideals. You have a unique opportunity to become a part of our professional family, follow Shchekinoazot on its way towards development and success, build a career at a high-tech modern production plant.”
During the day students had an opportunity to ask all their questions to Shchekinoazot managers and specialists, who shared their success and career growth stories, talked about working conditions and social benefits at the company.
Young people were especially interested in the company’s housing program that helps employees solve their housing problems and buy a flat or a house on the primary or secondary housing market.
Students were also offered to participate in a chemical quest. They were divided into 10 teams. Each group received tasks, and they started searching for answers to difficult chemical questions. To fulfill the tasks, it was important to be savvy and to be able to create something in the team. The quest comprised different tasks like solving a chemical crossword puzzle by finding words, written with an ultraviolet marker, with the help of a flashlight; assembling an iron crystal lattice from a large constructor, etc. Students enjoyed the quest!
Winners received gifts from Shchekinoazot — gadgets, thermo mugs and souvenirs.
The careers fair ended with the performance of Tornike Kvitatiani, participant of the Voice show and popular stand-up comedian.