UMPO hires 2012 graduates

UMPO has taken on 49 2012 graduates, of whom 37 workers were hired as part of the republican program to ease the labor market. Hiring young specialists will continue until the end of the year. At the moment, three graduates from the Ufa Aviation Institute, 33 graduates from the professional lyceums NN2 and 52, and one from the Ufa State Aviation University are testing their knowledge and strengths within the authoritative engine building plant.

Young trainees have been getting this kind of practice at UMPO since 2009. It gives yesterday’s students the chance to try out the best positions in production — engineers and broad-profile workers. This year the young people will get practice as engineers, machinists, welders, automated lathe operators, controllers, electrical operators, and automated assembly workers. Graduates from the aviation institute are working in testing workshop 7b. This is the most responsible stage in UMPO’s production facilities — the testing of aviation engines.

By tradition, workers who show a good level of training can be hired on to jobs at UMPO. For example, in 2011 the company tried out 205 people, of whom 59 specialists, 13 controllers, and 86 workers were subsequently hired to full time positions. Graduates from the Ufa State Aviation University, the Ufa Aviation Institute, and the Ufa Trade and Economics College, and two other institutions, were hired.

It should be noted that UMPO doesn’t just give talented young people jobs — the best get a powerful stimulus for their long-term self-development. Aleksandr Geger who had a trial period in 2010, two months later presented a report at the Iskra technical conference in Perm. At present a young engineer is presenting a report at the Engineers of the Future 2012 conference at Baikal on ‘Developing effective thermal protection for the coatings of high-pressure turbine blades’. And Vitautas Tamulevichus, who was hired to work on the heating system a year ago, was taken on as a unit master immediately after finishing the trial period. The 21 year old master has received praise from both bosses and those working under him.

“This shows the wisdom of the UMPO leadership,” said head of human resources Nina Aristova. “They are thinking about the plant’s future and creating a personnel policy that will ensure a continuous supply of young specialists. We’re talking about a whole program of targeted training for specialists, practice, and a system of personnel development. The next generation has a big role to play. We are happy to say that the experience and knowledge we have acquired will be passed on to someone. Young people are the future of our factory, and that means that the future of our factory is in their hands.”

Ufa Engine Industrial Association (UMPO) is one of the largest producers of aviation engines in Russia. Its turnover in 2011 was 21,065 million rubles. Its primary areas of business are the production, service, and repair of turbo-jet aviation engines and gas turbine units, as well as production and repair of helicopter technology units. UMPO is part of the United Engine Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM handling engine-building assets.

United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary areas of business are helicopters (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets. The company’s takings in 2011 exceeded 229 billion rubles.