In the context of an acute shortage of skilled labor, ENGIE Romania, through its Distrigaz Sud and ENGIE Servicii, invests 5,000,000 lei for the training of approximately 120 young professionals from Bucharest and Brasov, through the ”Energy for my job” program.
Motivated by the need to secure technically qualified personnel for its distribution, supply and technical services, ENGIE Romania set up the first dual professional education classes in Mihai Bravu Technical College in Bucharest in 2018 in partnership with the Hands Across Romania Association, The Ministry of National Education, the National Authority for Vocational Training in Dual System in Romania and the City Hall of District 3. The 60 students who have opted for this form of education for three years combine the theory with the practice and qualify in the classic plumbing and gas installations. Starting with the school year 2019-2020, ENGIE will continue the program by setting up another class in Bucharest and will extend it with a class in Brasov, at „Mircea Cristea” Technical College.
„The lack of qualified staff has become a pressing issue, which has increased from year to year. In the period 2017-2018 we managed to attract about 50 young people with plumber specialization in the Juniors Plumber Program, but the need is much greater. By activating in a highly technical field, ensuring a skilled workforce for both the safe exploitation of the natural gas distribution network and the safe maintenance and operation of the indoor facilities owned by our customers is an indispensable condition for the smooth running of the business,” says Eric Stab, President and General Manager, ENGIE Romania.
Students who opt for the ”Energy for my job” program enjoy financial benefits granted by the company, in addition to the monthly scholarship granted by the Romanian state in the amount of 200 lei: a monthly scholarship worth 500 lei, to which, depending on the school results, can add a merit scholarship of 200 lei/ month, granted by the company. In addition, ENGIE covers pre-urban transportation costs, up to 150 lei/ month, ensures dedicated urban transport and lunch during the practice. Also, at the end of the three years of study, students receive certification and have the opportunity to be hired by ENGIE group.