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Training of the personnel

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Education and advancement of skills

ROSATOM and its entity employees’ competences are built up in the framework of integrated programmes of development of the managerial succession pool and training of managers of various tiers, functional education, skill advancement programmes and mentoring systems, as well as various seminars and training conducted by external training services.

Training and advancement programmes have been worked out for different tiers of management and activity areas of nuclear industry employees

Full-time attendance is organised in sectoral (nuclear-related) educational establishments: ANO Corporate Academy of ROSATOM, ROSATOM-CICE&T, NRNU MEPHI, as well as leading consulting and training companies of Russia. In 2013, the sectoral general education institutions trained 26,410 nuclear industry workers.

The average cost of training for one employee in 2013 was RUB 3,820. This indicator has been growing annually by 13 %, commencing 2011. On average, a sectoral worker receives from 29 to 64 hours of training a year, depending on managerial level.

Fig. Architecture of the training and advancement programmes

Corporate values and competences

Tournament of young professionals TeMP-2013
The tournament of young professionals (TeMP) is one of the large-scale ROSATOM projects designed to attract young specialists. It has been held since 2011. In 2013, it was organised by ANO Corporate Academy of ROSATOM.
In 2013, 22 entities of the nuclear industry took part in the tournament. They were represented by 1,500 young specialists from different countries (e.g. Turkey, Vietnam). Following the tournament, 140 graduates and young specialists were given the opportunity to become nuclear workers. The tournament was held based on the social platform Witology, which employs crowdsourcing with project work and case studies.
The tournament of young professionals TeMP won the Eventiada-2013 award for “The Youth-Targeted Corporate Project”. Building up and development of the managerial succession pool

Building up the managerial succession pool is a priority area of the nuclear industry personnel development system. The succession pool ensures continuity of sectoral values and knowledge, development of the managerial system and facilitates staff sustainability at ROSATOM. In late 2013, the total managerial succession pool consisted of 1,014 employees.

Table. Number of the managerial succession pool participants

Levels of managerial succession pool Integrated development
Number of participants,
as of 31 December 2012
Number of participants,
as of 31 December 2013
Senior management ROSATOM’s Assets 118 106
Line management ROSATOM’s Capital 74 323
Bottom management ROSATOM’s Talents 0 518
Total   192 947

The integrated programmes for the advancement of the succession pool participants are provided at the ANO Corporate Academy of ROSATOM. 33 % of the succession pool participants were appointed to fill 28.8 % of the senior managerial positions in 2013. In 2012, this figure was 20.2 %. Interaction with universities

Interaction with NRNU MEPHI

Results of 2013:

  • following an open contest, NRNU MEPHI was ranked among 15 leading higher educational establishments of Russia, which are the winners of the Competitive Growth Programme among the world’s leading scientific and educational centres;
  • to meet the requirements of the Government of Russia and indicators established by the Ministry of Science and Education of Russia, as well as decisions made by the Supervisory Board, the university has started restructuring its branch network of higher and intermediate vocational educationtaking into account the need for specialist training in ROSATOM’s divisions;
  • ROSATOM, jointly with NRNU MEPHI, has modernised the pattern of certification of qualifications in the nuclear industry. A pilot certification was carried out for 225 graduates of NRNU MEPHI and higher educational establishments of the Association “Consortium of Core Universities of ROSATOM,” as well as sectoral workers for their conformance with the requirements of professional standards;
  • in total, the amount of R&D carried out by NRNU MEPHI in 2013 was RUB 2.051 billion (RUB 2.079 billion in 2012), including the work done in the interests of ROSATOM, worth RUB 576.8 million;
  • NRNU MEPHI hosted the Career Days of ROSATOM, which included the Vacancies Fair. The Career Days drew over 90 organisations of the nuclear industry and more than 6,000 students and graduates of NRNU MEPHI and other related universities in the country.

In “The World University Rankings 2013–2014” for the world’s top 100 leading universities in the discipline of the physical sciences, NRNU MEPHI took 74th place, scoring 52.5 points and demonstrating positive dynamics of key parameters as compared to the previous year. In the “Round University Ranking” (RUR), NRNU MEPHI placed 454th among 665 leading universities of the world and third place among Russian higher education establishments.

In 2013, about 1,600 university graduates were hired by the nuclear industry, including more than 400 specialists who graduated from NRNU MEPHI and its regional branches. According to the outlook of needs for specialists with a university degree, until 2021, it is projected that the sectoral organisations will annually hire up to 600 graduates of NRNU MEPHI. The average point of hired graduates was 4.2.

Fig. Changes in the “pass” grade for engineering faculties of NRNU MEPHI and the average point of USE per subject

Interaction with related universities

The Association “Consortium of Core Universities of ROSATOM” (the Consortium) continued its work in the reporting year. The Consortium unites 14 nuclear-related higher education establishments which educate staff for the nuclear industry. The core universities meet over 60 % of the need for young specialists in the sector.

ROSATOM’s innovative development programme provides for sizeable scaling of joint research with associated universities. The share of financing R&D in universities of the total amount of R&D financing in the Corporation should be 10 % by 2020 or RUB 4.3 billion. Since 2009, a positive growth trend has been observed for the Corporation’s orders for R&D placed with the associated universities.

Fig. Spending for R&D carried out jointly with universities, mln RUB

Supply of young specialists to sectoral organisations

In the reporting year, work continued to arrange for internships of students from the associated universities in nuclear industry organisations. In 2013, 5,475 university students took internships (5,431 in 2012). 215 postgraduates and university teachers received practical training in sectoral enterprises (107 in 2012).

The target admittance to educational establishments was arranged for in the implementation of the government plan for the education of scientists and specialists for organisations of the defence industry complex. Based on the existing need of nuclear industry organisations for related specialists, 770 people were admitted to more than 80 universities in 2013 (860 in 2012). The sectoral order for target education of specialists in universities for 2014 was formulated by sectoral organisations. In 64 universities, 932 state-funded places were arranged as the set target for admittance. The total number of students in 2013 who studied according to the wishes of nuclear industry organisations was over 2,250 people (1,872 in 2012). Organisations paid for the education of 402 people (264 in 2012). The total amount of funds spent by organisations for the targeted education of students in universities in 2013 was RUB 65 million (RUB 66 million in 2012).

Nuclear industry organisations actively make use of opportunities offered by the additional vocational training system provided by universities. In 2013, 4,547 employees of sectoral enterprises received retraining and advanced training in the universities (3,869 in 2012). About RUB 83.74 million was spent for these purposes in 2013 (153.55 in 2012).

ROSATOM has initiated annual contests to award scholarships to attract and retain gifted young people in the nuclear industry and to improve and promote nuclear-related education. These awards consist of 150 scholarships (RUB 5,000 per month each) for students who study nuclear-related specialties and 100 awards (RUB 100,000 each) for gifted and promising young scientists working in nuclear industry organisations.

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