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“AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS” employs young people

27 August 2013

PJSC “AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS” (Metinvest Group) keeps employing young promising specialists. Since the start of the year 1135 young specialists under 35 have been employed by the enterprise, 251 of them being graduates of educational institutions of Mariupol. The average age of the enterprise’s employees today is 34 years.

PJSC “AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS” is continuously developing cooperation with educational institutions. For many years, one of the main partners of the enterprise in the field of personnel training has been Priazovsky State Technical University. 
In 2006 a joint project “School – Higher Educational Institution – Enterprise” was implemented by PJSC “AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS” and PSTU. The objective of this project is to provide on request of the enterprise a professional training of high-qualified steelmaking personnel in actual plant conditions. During last 5 years around 1500 students were in practical training at the enterprise within the frameworks of the project. This year the enterprise is planning to invest 500 thousand UAH in professional training of future steelmakers.

The fact that the Azovstal staff is becoming younger to a great degree can be seen from the number of young people employed – 2603 people were accepted for employment during the last three years. 293 specialists of young age are working in executive positions successfully.

“PJSC “AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS” is the principal employer and mainstay of the city, and it bears responsibility for the future of Mariupol. And we see the prospects for development of our city and of the enterprise itself in young people, professionals with fresh and nonconventional ideas. Young people are the driving engine without which there can be no further progress” – said Enver Tskitishvili, Director General of PJSC “AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS”.

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PJSC “AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS” is an up-to-date high-technology enterprise which produces a wide range of steel products such as: slabs, sections and shapes, rails, rail fastenings, square billets, heavy plates, and smelter slag products. 

Production capacity of the Enterprise makes it possible to manufacture annually over 5,5 million tons of pig iron, over 6,2 million tons of steel (the target is to achieve 7 million tons of steel per year), over 4,4 million tons of rolled products. Design capacity of rail fastenings manufacture is 285 thousand tons per year and that of steel milling balls manufacture is 170 thousand tons per year.

Metinvest is a vertically integrated mining group of companies, operating the assets in each sector of the production cycle beginning with iron ore and coal mining and coke production up to the manufacture of steel semi-products and finished products, pipes and coils as well as production of other products with high value added. The Group consists of mining and steel works situated in Ukraine, Europe, and the USA and has a chain of sales covering the key world markets. The chief stockholders of Metinvest are SKM Group (71,25%) and Smart-Holding (23,75%) which jointly run the Company.

METINVEST HOLDING LLC – the holding company of the Metinvest Group