Human Resources Highlights.
The Training and Apprentices Program
Satorp's workforce made up of both experienced talent and the graduates of SATORP’s apprentice training program. The majority of the workforce will consist of qualified multi-nationals and Saudis with advanced technical expertise.
Satorp endeavors to find the best qualified and experienced candidates available in the domestic and international markets in order to manage and lead the Company.
A training program of approximately three years had been designed for the apprentices to enable them to develop their capabilities and knowledge. In the first two years, the focus is on academic skills, particularly English, Math and Physics, using curricula built on the practical method of the learning process. This will enable the students to learn the refinery's operations which constitute the core of the training process. Based on their results during this stage, successful candidates are directed to operation, maintenance, the laboratory, or security.
Included in this intensive training, the trainees are assigned to Saudi Aramco and other selected refineries in order to better familiarize them with best practices in the refining industry. During this period, candidates are trained in new areas of knowledge that will qualify them to assume their future responsibilities. Some of the trainees are assigned to international refining facilities in which either parent company has a stake in order to continue their training in the latest refining processes. At the end of this preparatory stage, the trainees then return to Jubail to commence the operation stage coinciding with the completion of the construction of the SATORP facility
SATORP's Professional Development Programs
SATORP has also adopted Professional Development Programs for advanced studies of selected employees.
Saudis’ holding Engineering degrees were sent for a Masters equivalency program at the French Petroleum Institute (IFP), one of the most distinguished petroleum institutes in the world.The students were then assigned for an average of 7 months each to petroleum refineries in Western Europe to obtain practical training in the responsibilities of the Chemical Engineer position. This program will continue with additional new hires in the future.