KPO scholarship programme and partnership with universities

People is the most important value for our Company.  KPO continues to enhance its employees’ qualification and attract young professionals by cooperation with universities.

Scholarship programme for national employees and their children

KPO Scholarship Programme for national employees and their children is one of the important incentives for professional development and further education of employees.

In 2018, in the framework of the above programmes KZT 31.35 mln (equivalent to US$ 97.9 k) was allocated to sponsor scholarships for 20 KPO employees and 37 children.

Dynamics of participation in the KPO Scholarship Programme, 2009-2018

KPO partnership with Kazakhstani universities

KPO continues its cooperation with the Kazakhstani universities in order to attract young specialists. Interaction with universities is carried out through the Student Placement Programme based on the relevant agreements.

In 2018, 299 students from 31 educational institutions had practical and pre-graduate internship with 29 specialties in various departments of KPO. In the period from 2013 to 2018, the Company has employed 140 people out of those, who had passed the student placement.

Besides, KPO is involved in the National Youth Placement Programme, thereby supporting those graduates, who are residents of the Burlin district. In 2018, 20 graduates passed the youth internship; some of them will continue working in the Company. Since the start of this programme in 2009, 175 young professionals completed such internship in KPO. In 2018, 10 graduates out of 20 who had completed internships were hired at KPO. The Company also provides job placement assistance for graduates within its contractors. Four of the 20 graduates were hired by KPO contractor organisations.

In the framework of cooperation with educational institutions, KPO took part in the following events: “Career Day” at the Kazakh-British Technical University and Almaty Management University; "Job Fair" in the West Kazakhstan Agrarian Technical University named after Zhangir Khan and the West Kazakhstan State University named after Utemisov. KPO has been receiving letters of gratitude from these universities for contribution to the national personnel development and support in graduates’ employment.