University 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.

A total of 492 students have completed the programme between 2008 and 2020.

In 2020, we continued the training under the Professional Development Programme for Production Operators and Mechanical Technicians started in 2019.

In September 2020, 36 trainees completed the theoretical module on specialities of Production Operator, Electrical Technician and Instrument Technician and were assigned to pass internship in Production and Maintenance department.