The “Career Ready” internship program, developed by KMG International (Rompetrol) and now in its twentieth edition, was finalized through an online gala. Thus, 55 students and recent graduates went through a program designed to professionally develop them for a career in the oil processing industry.
During the two months, the youngsters went through theoretical and practical training stages, especially in the online environment, a measure taken by the company in accordance with the recommendations from the authorities, in the current pandemic context.
“It was an atypical edition of the internship program, but just as intense and effective for the youngsters who want to pursue a career in the field. Even though, physically, they did not spend much time together, we felt the interns very close, motivated and proactive. They benefited from the contribution of people who excel in their fields and who accepted the challenge of reinventing themselves and adapting to the current context, finding every day creative ways to transfer knowledge to interns, even in online”, said Nicoleta Mihăiță, Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding Manager at KMG International (Rompetrol).
More than 35 mentors guided the students and helped them, through their experience, to capture as much information as possible, from different areas of specialization. At the same time, the interns participated in personal development workshops, technical projects for the final evaluation, they designed a Rompetrol Intern’s Diary and took part in the Community Challenge, a social responsibility project.
Respecting all sanitary norms, social distancing and protection measures, the interns also had a three-day experience on-site, in the Petromidia Năvodari, Vega Ploiești refineries and within Rompetrol Well Services. Thus, the interns saw, on the spot, how complex installations from the largest refinery in Romania (Petromidia) or from the only refinery in the country producing bitumen and hexane (Vega) work.
Every year, one of the objectives of the internship program is to develop youngsters both professionally and personally. As a premiere this year, the 55 students went through the Leaders Explore personal development program, organized by the Leaders Foundation, during which they identified and developed skills such as communication, empathy, adaptability, active listening and teamwork.
At the end of the two months of the program, the youngsters received two certifications: one as a graduate of the Rompetrol internship program and one as a graduate of the personal development program.
Over 1,500 students and graduates have been trained in the internship programs developed by Rompetrol, from 2001 to the present. A big part of the interns have successfully entered the labor market, many of them even in KMGI companies, holding, today, key positions in various segments of activity.