The Internship program was launched in 2012 in order to attract future specialists in the company
The Internship program is designed for students in all years of studies and for graduates and has been designed in four major lines:
– Thematic Sessions;
– Summer school.
In 2015, the program was extended with other events, such as Q&A – Ask the CEO, and HR Brunch sessions with the Human Resources Department.
Since 2012, over 1,000 students have participated in the Internship program.
“LIBERTY Galati is constantly looking for talented people who want to link their career to us, to our story, in which steel is produced with both strain and soul. This is an important opportunity to discover those with potential who want to learn more and to develop continuosly. For us, the ideal candidates have an analytical way of thinking, work well in a team, are sincere and passionate, have initiative and want to learn and become the best”,
Aida Crăița Nechifor, Director General al LIBERTY Galați.
The Summer School is the highlight of the Internship program, and it lasts for two and a half months. The Summer School focuses on young people, students who are eager to experience, and in this respect, the company prepares relevant research topics and projects on the steel platform.
Students who choose to join the Summer School will have the chance to work in a challenging environment, along with mentors and specialists in the company. Also, throughout the Summer School, students are paid benefiting from all facilities offered to our employees. Students will learn practically by working on a project with real aplication on the steel platform. Furthermore, within the Summer School, the interns attend training sessions provided by our internal or external experts aiming to develop their soft skills that are so much needed to become fully professional.
After graduating the Summer School, the senior students will have the opportunity to remain in the company, third-year and fourth year students may chose to sign up for the Scholarship Program.
Since 2012, over 300 students from Galati, Iasi, Roman, Craiova, Bucharest, and Republic of Moldova have graduated the Summer School organized by LIBERTY Galati.
The Thematic Sessions are short events dedicated to a field of activity from the steel platform. By attending these sessions, the students have the opportunity to visit the production area of the plant, to interact with the company’s management and the current employees.
Since 2012, 11 thematic sessions were held on the steel platform, focusing on: human resources, automation, environment, digitization, health and safety, project management, heavy plate manufacturing, and a special session dedicated to Blast Furnace no. 5, the only blast furnace in Romania.
GREENSTEEL Thematic Session
LIBERTY Galati held, on the online platform Microsoft Teams, the twelfth Thematic Session for students and teachers at technical faculties in Iași and Galați.
On behalf of the Plant’s management, Prasanta Mishra explained to the participants the importance of GREESTEEL strategies, the direct reduced iron equipment but also the Electric Arc Furnaces: “The GREENSTEEL strategy focuses on using Electric Arc Furnaces to recycle scrap metal, as opposed to the traditional metallurgical route which uses the blast furnaces. We will achieve our step-by-step CN30 ambition, and by using hydrogen – eventually – we will reduce the carbon footprint per each tonne of steel from 1.8 down to 0.3 tonnes per tonne of steel produced.”
The session continued with Cristian Reketeș – Head of Galvanizing and Organic Coating Department, who spoke to the students about how LIBERTY Galati manages the waste resulting from technological processes from the Organic Coating Line and the way energy efficiency is achieved in the production line.
Mirela Dobrotă – Head of Environment Department, along with Vasile Doroșencu– environmental coordinator for monitoring CO2 emissions, have spoken on the modernization and energy efficiency works, such as: upgrading the Blast Furnace no. 5, the Hybrid Filter fitted to Sintering Machine no.5, the Filter Press installed at Steel Melting Shop. They also explained in detail how steel would be obtained on the new direct reducing of iron and electric arc furnace.
In the end, Mihaela Vereș talked to the guests about changes in the workplace, career opportunities and the view of the CN30 in close connection with the engineers of the future.
The more than 130 participants have shown that interest in GREENSTEEL, but also in a sustainable future, is increasing.
Through traineeship, the students have the chance to apply the theoretical information, on projects with applicability in the steel plant. During the traineeships, students have the opportynity to work on projects with mentors and specialists that can help them understand all plant processes. Also, throughout the traineeship sessions, students have limited responsibilities.
Q&A – Ask the CEO
Ask the CEO event is part of the company’s strategy of creating a bond with the educational environment in order to attract and train young specialists. Q&A sessions are short events that involve free discussions and debates between students and management related to the economic context, business, ambitions, future plans and development projects.
It is a short event, however, with a major impact on students’ perceptions of human resources policies and the importance of human resources, the key to success in a business. During these sessions, the topics discussed are: organizational development, professional development, challenges regarding talent shortage, the criteria used to assess successful applicants, the requirements and the skills needed to get a job at LIBERTY Galati.
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