Students and Pupils
As a growing company, which is constantly seeking out young professionals, Uralkali is committed to educating students and pupils about its business and the broader industry. The company holds Open Days and offers work experience programmes for undergraduate students, as well as university and school graduates and graduates of vocational education institutions.
The Company focuses on cooperation with schools and universities in the Perm region of Russia where its production facilities are located.
Uralkali’s main partners for these activities are the Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU) and the university’s Berezniki branch (BB PNRPU), Perm State University, and Professional Lyceum No.47.
Young Specialists Preparation
Uralkali is keen to employ young qualified professionals and runs programmes aimed at supporting students who study subjects relevant to the Company’s operations. Since 2011, Uralkali has implemented a programme, in partnership with PNRPU, which provides scholarships and access to the Company data for research papers for its participants. As a part of the programme, the Company also offers internships and guarantees employment upon completion of studies according to the graduates’ qualifications.
We are most interested in employing specialists in the following areas:
Uralkali’s Scholarships and Awards
Under the cooperation agreement between Uralkali and the Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU), the Company awards grants to professors of the industry-related disciplines, as well as scholarships and grants to the most distinguished students. Thus, in 2014 the Company awarded scholarships to 20 PNRPU students and 10 BB PNRPU students. In the last two years, more than 100 students received scholarships from Uralkali.
The winners of “Verkhnekamsky Potash” and “Big Exploration” annual competitions receive prizes from Uralkali. The first competition evaluates students’ term papers on the potash industry; the second one recognizes the most innovative student projects.
In 2009, the Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU, former Perm State Technical University) inaugurated the Potash Institute founded by the university, Uralkali, Silvinit, and the Mining Institute of the Urals Affiliate of the Russian Academy of Science. The Potash Institute coordinates the joint activities of PNRPU, scientific organisations, and companies of the private sector aimed at preparing highly-skilled specialists for the potash industry. Within the framework of a national programme, and with support from Uralkali, the Potash Institute rebuilt its core site and acquired new equipment.