The "Student Labor Exchange (SBT)" is a new large-scale electronic project of TATNEFT reviving the traditions of timely career - guidance of students and contributing to their close connection with future employers. This is a real time and at the same time virtual platform for organizing the relationship of students and university graduates with employers interested in selection of young highly qualified specialists. The main objective of the project is to assist students (graduates) in searching decent work, while the employers pursue the objective of selecting young professionals in accordance with the requirements of their business.
The final communication of the graduate and the employer is preceded by prior great organizational work of the SBT Exchange Committee. For example, each Exchange participant must have a GPA of at least 4.5, participate actively in social and academic life of the university and demonstrate good performance in the simulators of the Electronic Corporate University. After this only the best of the best go through on-line defending of graduation projects, meet with employers and participate in the exchange session of SBT.
A large current database of more than 500 vacancies has been posted on SBT today already for graduates that can be applied for by the graduates of the last few years. In general these job positions are the vacancies of TATNEFT Company, which is the general partner of the project, as well as other enterprises of the south-eastern part of Tatarstan. Kazan enterprises interested in finding effective and professionally trained staff also actively join the project.
More than 15 enterprises of TATNEFT Group of Companies applied for participation in the first two sessions proposing vacancies, as well as more than 50 applicants. Graduates of Kazan universities living in the capital of Tatarstan participated in the session on-line (using Skype technology).
The first exchange session was held for economic specialties. The applying candidates briefly presented themselves and answered questions of potential employers. Thereafter representatives of the companies assessed presentations by standard criteria using a special computer program, where they could also leave a request with invitations to young professionals for further interview.
According to the participants of the first exchange sessions, this form has great prospects, as the employers get acquainted with a prospective employee in greater detail, while university graduates have an opportunity to apply to several enterprises all at once.
It is assumed that such sessions will be held regularly in summer, autumn and winter in three major industrial regions of Tatarstan: Kazan, Almetyevsk and Nizhnekamsk.