Graduates Development Programme

The key task of the University Graduates Development Programme is to create a pool of high potential personnel among local the graduates of the Qazaqstani universities to ensure safe operations of the Karachaganak Field facilities.

Since 2008, as part of dual education, KPO has been implementing the Professional Development Programme for Production Operators, Mechanical Technicians, Electrical Technicians and Instrument Technicians based on the international standard of the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (ОPIТО).

Once selected, candidates are trained according to international standards gaining both theoretical and practical knowledge. Upon a successful completion of the programme, interns are hired by the Company and start their careers at the production units.

The value of this training programme lies in the methodology provided in a block-module format. This approach allows developing a set of competencies, which focus on the ability to address production issues in workplace.

The University Graduates Development Programme has been successfully implemented at KPO for 14 years. Over 500 production Operators and Mechanical Technicians have been trained under this program and are now productively working at the company’s production facilities.

In May 2022, 45 trainees of the 2021 enrolment completed the theoretical module on specialities of Production Operator, Instrument Technician and were assigned to pass internship in KPO Production and Maintenance department.

Also, on May 23rd, 2022, the Company completed the process of the next trainees’ enrolment to participate in this programme in the specialties «Electrical Technician» and «Instrument Technician». As a result of the selection, a group of 24 people was formed, recent graduates of higher and secondary specialized educational institutions of the Republic of Qazaqstan.