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ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. awards scholarships to young talents
On October 10-11, summarizing of results and awarding of winners of the “Young Talent” Competition, organized by ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. (JSC Atomredmetzoloto), took place for the third successive year. The competition is held among third- and fourth-year students of Russian tertiary education institutions. The main requirement to be met by its participants is to prepare an author written essay on one of topics suggested by the organizers and having relevance for the mining industry.
The “Young Talent” Competition involves two stages. On the first stage, an expert board, comprised of professionals from JSC Atomredmetzoloto and the Holding’s companies, evaluates works applied for the contest and selects finalists. On the second stage, applicants themselves present and defend their works. The competition winners are awarded with one-year scholarships and included into the “Young Professionals Pool” programme. Upon their graduation from tertiary education institutions, young talents are assisted in finding jobs at companies within ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.
This year, students of more than fifteen Russian tertiary education institutions took part in the competition. Following the results of written work assessment, thirteen finalists were selected. They represented the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the National Mineral Resources University (Mining University), the Russian State Geological Prospecting University n. a. Sergo Ordzhonikidzе, the Ural State Mining University, the Siberian Federal University, the Transbaikal State University, the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, and the Seversky Institute of Technology – branch of National Research Nuclear University MEPhI.
On October 10, on the first day of finals of the “Young Talent” Competition, students presented their works to the expert board. The participants’ presentations were evaluated by professionals from JSC Atomredmetzoloto, JSC Dalur, JSC Rusburmash, and JSC VNIPIpromtechnologii. On October 11, a training session was organized for the finalists. Natalya Nesterova, Deputy HR Director, JSC Atomredmetzoloto; Aleksandr Kosarev, Director for Operation Efficiency and Implementation of Rosatom Production System, JSC Atomredmetzoloto; Sergey Ananyev, Director for Operation Production Planning, JSC Atomredmetzoloto; and Vyacheslav Galyamov, Project Manager, IT-Projects Support Group, JSC Atomredmetzoloto, told the students about activities of the Holding and its companies during the session. Alexandra Akhunova, winner of the “Young Talent 2012” Competition, who now successfully works at JSC Dalur in the Kurgan Region, came to Moscow specially for the occasion of awarding this year’s finalists.
Following the results of the finals, seven contestants – Yana Filyagina (Transbaikal State University), Eugeny Gireyev (NRNU MEPhI), Kirill Roldugin (RSGPU), Eldar Konevsky (RSGPU), Vladislav Karabuta (Mining University), Bogdan Petrenko (SIT – branch of NRNU MEPhI), and Aleksandr Kirsanov (Siberian Federal University) – were awarded with certificates for one-year scholarships.
On October 11, a high-profile award ceremony was held in Moscow office of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. Vladimir Verkhovtsev, Director General of JSC Atomredmetzoloto; Vladimir Vysotskiy, Deputy Director General for Special Projects, JSC Atomredmetzoloto; Marina Liborakina, Deputy Director General for Strategy, JSC Atomredmetzoloto; and Anna Pozdeeva, Chief Financial Officer, JSC Atomredmetzoloto congratulated the laureates.
“The nuclear industry has a strategic importance to Russia; therefore, its succession pool should be comprised of talented young people with necessary skills and expertise. Hunting for, as well as recruiting and supporting of, such specialists is one of priority directions of the HR policy pursued by ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. In fact, you have already commenced your professional careers in the mining industry. I believe that most of you will not be disappointed with your choice of profession and will undoubtedly achieve success,” noted Vladimir Verkhovtsev. In conclusion, Director General of JSC Atomredmetzoloto Vladimir Verkhovtsev invited the students to undertake apprenticeship at the companies within ARMZ and expressed his hope that in the future many of them will become the Holding’s employees.