Factories And Plants

JULY 2021

Education of personnel

The first acquaintance of a company and an employee does not always take place on the first working day. Here are the companies that look for their future employees at universities and sometimes even in schools.
VEKA RUS: WINDOW TO THE PROFESSION
Experts from VEKA Rus, a production subsidiary of VEKA AG, give lectures on window and facade technologies at architecture and construction universities and participate in conferences. The company is currently negotiating with the Mordovia National Research University n.a. N.P. Ogarev to create an optional educational discipline dedicated to window, door and facade technology.

VEKA Rus invites students from Moscow universities to visit the factory and gives them an opportunity to undertake industrial and pre-graduation internships at the company. VEKA Rus has a long-standing partnership with the Yugo-Zapad Educational complex and the Naro-Fominsk Technical College.
— APROPOS —
In 2002, the first book "Designing modern window systems for civil buildings" was published with the support of VEKA Rus and was approved as a textbook for the students in the field of construction. It became an industry bestseller and has been re-edited twice.
VYMPEL Corporation: BY PERSONAL EXAMPLE
Leading experts of VYMPEL Corporation by name I.I. TOROPOV are members of the teaching staff of the Aviation Robotics Systems Department No.701 at the Moscow Aviation Institute. They give lectures and organize laboratory and practical sessions in almost all fields of training for aircraft and rocket engineers. Students of the Moscow Aviation Institute and other universities (The Bauman Moscow State Technical University, the Moscow State University of Technology "STANKIN") undergo practical and pre-graduation internships at the company's production and laboratory facilities.
Andrey Yermolaev,
Head of VYMPEL Corporation test center:
"Students' interest grows every year. In 2014, when I started teaching at the MAI, only 20-30% of the graduates were working in the aviation industry or intended to stay in this field. Today during the classes I ask students how they spend their time, where they work and what they are going to do, and about 60-70% of them intend to devote their lives to aviation. I am very pleased that students purposely enter the institute and choose this path. This means that the development of aviation will continue".
KHRUNICHEV SPACE CENTRE: TARGETED EDUCATION
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is the leading developer and manufacturer of launch vehicles capable of lifting various types of payloads and their systems, as well as heavy space modules and space stations. The company requires young design and manufacturing engineers with up-to-date knowledge in all areas of the rocket and space industry. To meet this challenge, Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center uses targeted education.

The students are provided with all the necessary conditions for successful completion of the program and becoming part of the space center's team. Those who pass their exams on time with good and excellent grades are paid an additional scholarship equal to the university's scholarship. Students have practical training at the company and take part in scientific and technical conferences and youth forums. In addition, they attend cosmodromes and launch sites and along with young employees watch the preparation of launch vehicles. From the third year at the space center, they can be employed on a flexible working schedule and contribute to the development and production of modern rocket and space equipment.

Each young specialist is assigned an experienced mentor, who guides him/her through the process, teaches the models and technologies used at the company, and helps him/her perform the first tasks. There is also a support program for young specialists with benefits and wage supplements. There are opportunities for further training, professional and career development.
IN TOTAL THERE ARE
312
STUDENTS CURRENTLY STUDYING AT MOSCOW UNIVERSITIES (BAUMAN MOSCOW STATE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, MAI, MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY "STANKIN", MIREA RUSSIAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, MOSCOW POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND MADI) UNDER A TARGETED EDUCATION AGREEMENT WITH THE KHRUNICHEV SPACE CENTRE
THE FIRST HOUSE BUILDING FACTORY: TRAINING OF PROJECT DESIGNERS
The First House Building Factory, founded in 1961, was at the origins of industrial house building in the country. Today, it is one of the most powerful construction bases in Russia. Since 2016, the company has abandoned standard house building and offers customers individual projects implemented in an industrial way. Apart from engineers, builders and technologists, the company searches for managers.

The First House Building Factory has been cooperating with the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (NRU MGSU) for 60 years. The company has become the largest site for industrial and pre-graduation internships for students. There are 224 graduates of the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering working at its facilities as both line personnel and top managers.

In 2019, the company introduced the Designers' Internship program which was developed to engage today's young professionals in the design of residential buildings of the new custom series. The design work includes the implementation of BIM technologies (building information modeling). Seven undergraduate students from NRU MGSU were accepted for the three-month internship and all of them decided to stay at the company.
IN 2020, THE FIRST HOUSE BUILDING FACTORY HIRED
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GRADUATES FROM MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING (NRU MGSU) AS CIVIL ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, ECONOMISTS AND LAWYERS
Oksana Korovkina,
HR Director of the First House Building Factory:
"Today, as never before we are aware of the need for qualified specialists of general professions for the First House Building Factory. This situation will not change overnight. This is a two-way road - employers must provide decent working conditions and create a favorable corporate culture. Educational institutions, in their turn, must understand business needs and change educational programs to meet the real challenges of production and the economy".
MPO-RUMYANTSEV: STUDY ABROAD
MPO-Rumyantsev (Technodinamika holding company of Rostec State Corporation) forms a candidates pool for the implementation of Russian-Chinese aviation projects. At its own expense, the company has sent two MAI bachelor graduates to one of China's leading universities. In September 2019, these students started a training program as part of the international corporate master's program, which is implemented by the Moscow Aviation Institute together with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), a leading research university in China.

To take part in the program, candidates had to demonstrate a high level of knowledge of English and relevant subjects, successfully pass an interview with the company's management and present their own project. Two candidates Olga Barysheva and Andrey Samarin, who are studying product lifecycle management technologies in the design of modern aircraft, were selected for the program.

Having spent the 2019-2020 academic year in China they are pursuing their studies at MAI. After defending their theses on the 30th of September at MAI, they will return to China to complete their studies and defend their second theses in March 2022. Upon completion of the program, the young engineers will be awarded two degrees by two universities, MAI and SJTU, and start their careers at the MPO-Rumyantsev. The acquired skills, knowledge and unique experience of multicultural communication will allow the young specialists to work effectively not only within the Russian-Chinese cooperation but also in the implementation of other companies' projects.
UAC: AVIATION OF THE FUTURE
The United Aircraft Corporation (part of the State Corporation "Rostec") comprises aircraft design bureaus and engineering centers, historically located in Moscow, and 11 plants in nine regions of the country.

UAC implements the Aviation of the Future program for career guidance and personnel training. The first step is interaction with pupils: together with universities, UAC enterprises hold specialized academic competitions and programs.

Every year, together with children's centers UAC organizes programs to introduce children to aviation and modern technologies. For example, the program with Artek in 2021 was dedicated to alternative energy sources. Children created a solar-powered drone and talked to UAC specialists and Viktor Pugachev, USSR honored test pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union.

Training courses developed with UAC are implemented in Moscow children's technology parks: the Aero course at the Quantorium, Composite Technologies in Aviation Engineering at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, and cooperation with the MAI technology park.

Every year, during the corporate WorldSkills championship, pupils take part in competitions in the Production Assembly of Aircraft Equipment and CAD Engineering.

UAC trains students for its enterprises at specialized universities (over 2,000 students annually). The main areas of study are Aircraft and Helicopter Engineering, Aircraft Construction, Design and Technological Support of Mechanical Engineering, Radio-Electronic Systems and Complexes.

UAC also participates in the Professional internships project developed by the autonomous non-profit organization Russia – Land of Opportunity. It implies a new mechanism of interaction between students, universities and employers, and uses student jobs and internships as a social lift. UAC experts develop cases for the project and evaluate students' work. The winners can undergo an internship at a UAC enterprise.
— FOR INFORMATION —
Together with MAI, UAC develops the Unmanned Aerial Systems profile of the National Technology Initiative Olympiad, the All-Russian engineering competition for schoolchildren. The winner gets 100 USE points in one of the major subjects for admission to technical universities.

UAC also supports the Composite Technologies profile of the NTI Olympiad held by the Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
Lubava Shepeleva,
UAC HR Director:
"We try to immerse young designers and future engineers in the aviation environment as much as possible. For this purpose, we not only organize related shifts at the best children's centers but also invite children to airshows, where they can see and touch real planes, watch a spectacular flight show, ask questions to company managers, design bureau specialists and test pilots. The young inventors leave with lots of impressions. We hope that it helps them to make the right choice of their profession in the future".
— APROPOS —
UAC develops Aeronautical product assembly skills and coordinates the WorldSkills demonstrational examination held in the secondary vocational educational institutions among students from Moscow, Tatarstan, the Ulyanovsk Region, the Khabarovsk Territory, etc. More than 400 students took part in the exam over the last four years.
SINCE 2020, THE WINGS OF ROSTEC PROJECT HAS BEEN LAUNCHED TO PROVIDE CONTRACT STUDENTS OF MAI WITH AN AUGMENTED PROGRAM. THESE ARE THE CHILDREN WHO TOOK AN ACTIVE PART IN THE UAC PROGRAMS AT OKEAN, ARTEK AND ORLYONOK EDUCATIONAL CHILDREN'S CENTERS. THE FIRST STUDENTS ARE NOW COMPLETING THEIR FIRST YEAR, COMBINING THEIR STUDY WITH WORK AT UAC'S COMPANIES
SUKHOI CIVIL AIRCRAFT COMPANY: FOUR AREAS TO TRAIN PERSONNEL
Aviation is a high-tech industry that requires highly qualified personnel. Although Sukhoi company is not experiencing a staff shortage, there is a need for field-specific employees. To solve this problem, the company cooperates with specialized universities such as MAI, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, MEPhI, and regional universities. Sukhoi works with young personnel in four areas: interaction with students, adaptation of young specialists, training of personnel and development of scientific and technical capacities.

The company participates in corporate youth gatherings with business games, workshops and seminars, and in international events such as the Engineers of the Future forum. In addition, employees take part in corporate, national and international competitions, also as the UAC and Rostec State Corporation team members.
Elena Korbut,
Deputy Director General for Personnel at Sukhoi company:
"Universities invite us to participate in open days held annually. We meet applicants and answer their questions. In the event that an applicant chooses a university with which we cooperate and wants to work in our company, we sign an agreement on target education. When an applicant enters the university, we invite him or her to an internship. We pay a scholarship and organize training courses.

The company employs students from their third year. It is an opportunity for students to gain experience, and for us, it is a way to improve the quality of training of future specialists".
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