16 April 2022

NFP provides opportunities for young adults to stay and work local

Nakhodka Fertilizer Plant professionals engaged with the students of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) at a career guidance event, advising graduates on the in-demand professions and opportunities at the Plant.

More than a hundred STEM students attended the event, including chemists, construction majors, electrical network engineers. Some of them are completing their studies this year, and after studying the job market, many have plans to leave the Far East. There are not many companies where you can build a career without prior work experience, while NFP offers opportunities to young adults, allowing them to stay and work locally.

“We are interested in both experienced employees and young talent of Primorye. For today’s students, this is a unique chance to get into the team of a new, high-tech production at the development stage, to gain practical experience and build their careers,” says Victor Grebenyukov, Executive Director of NFP.

Such events for students are held regularly at NFP, as currently the company’s staff amounts to a little more than a hundred people and the search for personnel is on-going. And by the launch of the second phase of the project, the number of employees will reach one and a half thousand people.

“We offer to apply now, to be added to our staff reserves database, to join our team as soon as the Plant commences operations. There are plenty of positions, the most in-demand are operators. This is an entry position, with possible growth to a top-level specialist. University graduates will also be able to apply for engineering professions. FEFU provides a good knowledge basis, and we will gladly accept young talent,” says Yulia Kurchenko, head of NFP HR department. As a result of the meeting, everyone who wished to submit their CV data to NFP did so, amounting to over 50 submittals.

Students are offered training at NFP’s expense, internships in a similar production and a solid salary. Specialists will be able to get housing, an extended social package and additional health insurance.

FEFU professors have been cooperating with NFP for several years already: they participate in educational projects that are currently being implemented in Nakhodka, and have already begun developing a curriculum for in-demand professions at the plant.

“We are considering the possibility of enrolling students with the expectation of future NFP employment. This would mean developing a training program that takes the company’s needs into account, that would provide knowledge that could definitely be applied at the Plant,” says Valery Petukhov, director of the FEFU Polytechnic Institute.

The students, who will be working on their thesis paper in the new academic year, asked to give them the opportunity to study the designs of the Plant, which was met with a positive reaction from the Plant’s representatives.

In summary: Nakhodka Fertilizer Plant is among the top 3 investment projects in the Far East and the top 10 in Russia, with tax payments to budgets of all levels amounting to 49 billion rubles just for the duration of Priority Development Area preferential tax treatment, further on the budgets will be supplemented by 26 billion rubles annually. At the startup stage, the plant will create 1,500 employment opportunities, 80% of which will be occupied by residents of Nakhodka and the Primorsky Krai, and the remaining 20% by professionals from other regions with experience in similar industries. The average salary of employees (excluding top management) will be 110 thousand rubles.