Students and schoolchildren
NLMK is launching and implementing new projects aimed at actively engaging young people into the Company’s operations. We introduce schoolchildren and their parents to world of professions (Kids Inc.), offer a mobile application where users can build up their future carer track in the Company (NLMK navigator), and inform schoolchildren and students about the influence of the Lipetsk plant on the city’s environmental situation (Green City).
Partnership with educational organizations
NLMK collaborates with over 30 specialized educational institutions (vocational schools and universities) in the regions where it operates. Our future employees receive in-depth training in competencies that are relevant for NLMK, do internships and traineeships at NLMK Group sites, implement actual work tasks, and participate in the Company’s projects. In addition to their degrees and specializations, graduates are trained for up to three professions, enabling their swift professional and career growth at NLMK.
Steel Opportunities Academy
The Steel Opportunities Academy is a student internship programme. Participants get grant payments, which increase as they move to each next stage; the company also pays for their accommodation. Finalists are offered guaranteed employment. The Academy is designed for students of junior and senior years, majoring in priority areas for the company and ready to develop in the steel industry.
The programme helps its participants to master professional competencies and solve real production tasks, participate in project activities, adapt to the company's working conditions and find a job at NLMK Group companies.
The duration of the programme is 18 months. The programme has three stages: an online deep-dive course about the company when students get ready for an offline on-the-job training, an offline on-the-job training in the main production units, and a mixed format with online/offline participation in project working groups.
NLMK awards monthly stipend certificates to the top thirty students of Lipetsk State Technical University each year, adding it to the students’ main university stipend. The programme also includes visits to Novolipetsk in Lipetsk and other NLMK Group subsidiaries, as well as sports competitions
Extra training programmes
Lipetsk State Technical University offers an extra training programme designed to help students adapt to a working environment while they are still undertaking their studies. Novolipetsk employees conduct classes for students. Over 140 students participate in the programme of study.
The company’s ReSOLVE corporate championship targets students. Its agenda is to teach young people to understand real business processes, to apply in practice the theoretical knowledge gained at the university, to learn new things, to work in a team, to structure their ideas, and convey them correctly.