Petrojam Limited on Monday, May 28, welcomed the first batch of a total of a 120 high and tertiary level students who will be participating in the Company’s 2012 Summer Employment Programme, May 28-August 17.
The programme is one of the company’s corporate social responsibility activities and seeks to provide the nation’s youth the opportunity to build solid work experiences and gain an appreciation of the important connection between work and learning.
Speaking at the Orientation Session for the first batch of 41 students, Manager of Human Resource Development and Administration, Andrea Bent encouraged the students to maximize the opportunity to be acclimatized to the daily demands of the world of work.
She noted that despite the economic constraints, Petrojam has continued the tradition of providing temporary employment to hundreds of students annually. “This is a demonstration of the company commitment to ensure the sustainability of a well-trained, skilled work force nationally, through exposure to various areas of work at the Petrojam Refinery,” she informed.
The 2012 programme is being implemented at a cost of J$8 million.
She said that the programme is important both in terms of the experience students garner and the remuneration which can assist with back-to-school expenses.
Each year, students from technical disciplines such as Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering as well as administrative disciplines such as Management Studies and Economics are deployed to departments across the Refinery.