Uralkali has taken part in the XVIII Education and Career event, an annual exhibition of educational institutions and job vacancies, which was attended by the largest enterprises in the Perm Region and seven leading universities from the regional capital. The main visitors to the exhibition were graduates from secondary and higher education institutions in the region. Uralkali participates in the event every year.
Over the four days of the exhibition, visitors were able to communicate directly with Uralkali representatives to obtain detailed information and ask questions about the Company.
For example, visitors learned that Uralkali is one of the most attractive employers in the Perm Region, and not only because of its average salary of about RUB 50,000. The company implements training programmes for its candidate pool for various managerial positions. There is a special training centre and corporate university for education and further training and the Company covers costs associated with obtaining higher professional education for the most in-demand professions.
Natalia Volvach, Head of Recruitment and Staff Development at Uralkali, noted:
“Uralkali is a fast-growing company and the global leader in the potash industry, and it is important for us to be one of the most attractive employers in the region. Uralkali offers competitive salaries and some of the best social packages in the industry. The Company does all it can to facilitate the professional development and career growth of its employees.”
Note to Editors
Uralkali actively works with graduates from specialised universities and attracts young professionals. The Company co-operates closely with Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU) and its Berezniki Branch, and interacts with secondary education institutions and schools.
Since 2006, Uralkali has partnered with PNRPU to provide scholarships for the best students and awards for the winners of the “Verkhnekamsky Kali” competition. Annual investments under the agreement amount to RUB 15 million.
In 2007, Uralkali provided financial assistance to establish the department of mineral deposit exploitation technology and integrated mechanisation in the Berezniki Branch of the Perm National Research Polytechnic University.
In 2008, the Potash Institute was established at PNRPU. The institute is a unique specialised training and research centre, equipped with world-leading laboratories.
Since 2011, Uralkali has invested about RUB 15 million in supporting secondary education in Berezniki and Solikamsk.
Under the targeted employment programme, the company has employed more than 700 young specialists with higher and secondary education since 2010.
Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the world’s largest potash producers and exporters. The Company’s assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore-treatment mills situated in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Region, Russia). Uralkali employs ca.11,000 people (in the main production unit). Uralkali’s shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange.