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Sep 08, 2016

"The number of young workers at the Company has increased by 10% in the last decade," says President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov

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The President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov has taken part in the official opening ceremony of the X Youth Gathering.

More than 600 young managers and employees from all the main railway lines of Russia"s railways took part this year. These are Company employees who have undergone special competitive selection and who have proved themselves in their professional and social activities. In addition to representatives from Russian Railways, the Gathering was also attended by delegates from 20 railway administrations and companies from 19 countries in Europe, Asia and North America.

"In the last 10 years, the proportion of young workers at the Company has increased by 10%. Today, Russian Railways employs more than 210,000 people under the age of 30 and more than 330,000 under the age of 35.

"Young specialists join Russian Railways and after starting their work here, move steadily up the career ladder. Human capital is regarded as the most valuable by the Company and we get the greatest return from our investment in it," said Company President Oleg Belozerov in his speech to the Youth Gathering.

After the official ceremony, the President of Russian Railways answered questions from young professionals. The participants at the Youth Gathering were interested in increasing the efficiency of the Holding"s activities, creating competitive advantages and increasing labour productivity and staff numbers.

The Gathering put on a variety of events, which covered seven main thematic areas.

  • developing the capacity of young leaders;
  • developing and promoting scientific and technical youth initiatives;
  • developing professional competencies for HR professionals;
  • improving the system of vocational training in the railway transport university complex and developing the activities of training centres for professional qualifications;
  • improving activities of corporate youth organisations and developing corporate volunteering;
  • increasing the professionalism of young people of working professions;
  • expanding international youth cooperation.

Participants at the X Youth Gathering will have a unique opportunity to communicate directly with the Company"s top managers and representatives from authoritative members of the scientific and business community and from representatives from public organisations and government agencies.

The best participants at the Gathering will also be considered as candidates to be enrolled in the Company"s personnel reserve and will be sent for training at the Corporate University of Russian Railways and other corporate educational programs.

The system of youth gatherings was set up in the framework of the "Youth of Russian Railways" programme and facilitates the formation and development of a stable community of personnel at Russian Railways. It is an effective platform for providing mass training of young employees, assessing their capacities and exchanging the best professional experience and current ideas, as well as providing the framework for an open dialogue with the Holding"s leadership.

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