An integrated and cohesive education ecosystem
The Gazprom Neft Corporate University is an integrated and cohesive educational ecosystem, facilitating learning and development for all Gazprom Neft employees in line with company strategy, setting professional standards for the entire oil and gas industry, and driving upskilling and emergence of those new professions most likely to be in most demand in the future.
The Corporate University is based around 40 professional departments which act as centres of expertise in their respective fields, operating as professional communities and involving both internal and external experts.
More than 500 education programmes and 540 online courses have been put in place within this educational ecosystem, meeting the needs of employees at all levels and covering all functions at Gazprom Neft. Twenty-six integrated programmes have been specifically developed to support the company’s transformation in these respective areas.
Top Management Development Programme
The integrated Top Management Development Programme has been developed in line with Gazprom Neft’s development strategy to 2030. The main focus of this programme is on improving managerial skills and competencies, but with a particular emphasis on developing creativity and lateral thinking — something that is achieved through the inclusion of a major humanities element, with lectures, meetings and discussions with distinguished figures from science and the arts.
Middle management and line managers study standard management practices designed to solve typical management tasks. These courses help ensure managers adopt and comply with the behaviours inherent in the company’s corporate culture, as well as improving their management of people and processes.
“Train the Trainers” Institute
The “Train the Trainers” Institute has been established as part of the Corporate University to support employees in developing their teaching skills, and to develop training programmes based on unique expertise and innovative methodologies.
The company currently employs more than 2,000 internal trainers and specialists, for whom involvement in education programmes is just an additional part of their main role within the company. Developing the Train the Trainers Institute is making it possible to optimise costs in course development while responding quickly to new training needs within the business.
Climate change and environmental strategy programmes
Programmes like these have become one of the key elements in supporting Gazprom Neft’s long-term development strategy as a business committed to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). An integrated and cohesive education project, the “Practical Ecology School” involves company employees discussing global environmental challenges and their impact on our lives.
Project participants also evaluate the importance of action — at all levels — in addressing problems relating to environmental protection, and develop their own set of “eco-skills”.
The company also runs a modular programme for company management., “Climate Change”, highlighting the problems of climate change in terms of the latest science and the developing international economic and political agenda.
The programme involves individual educational modules designed to develop and practice applying this knowledge in business planning and problem solving.
Talent Pool Development Programme
The company operates an integrated talent pool development programme, comprising four modules designed to fast-track the development of promising members of the talent pool — line managers, middle management, and senior and top management.
The programme is focussed on developing the skills and competencies needed in new roles — such as inter-disciplinary networking skills and openness to new ideas — in addition to core business skills.
Gazprom Neft’s education projects in St Petersburg
We are developing St Petersburg as one of the country’s innovation centres, supporting talented young professionals and developing a world-class “technology valley”.