Sukhoi Su-57 at the assembly shop of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant
Sukhoi Su-57 at the assembly shop of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant (Photo by PJSC UAC)

Rostec Launches All-Russian Engineer Training Program for Engineering Student

Russian state-owned holding conglomerate Rostec has announced the start of the all-Russian training program for engineers of a new generation for the aircraft industry “Wings of Rostec”. The project covers nine key specialized universities in Moscow, Ufa, Samara, Rybinsk, Kazan, Ulan-Ude, Perm, Irkutsk and Novosibirsk. Students participating in the program will receive motivational payments from the State Corporation in the amount of up to 50 thousand rubles a month and the opportunity to take part in large technological projects of Rostec from the very first year.

Expensive training in pilot groups is organized at the expense of employing companies that are part of Rostec – UAC, UEC, Russian Helicopters, KRET, Technodinamika. The program is designed so that the level of training of the graduate meets the requirements of the companies, which does not always happen within the framework of the usual specialty in the flagship aircraft-building universities. In particular, training in pilot groups includes in-depth study of English, design IT competencies, mentoring of employers from the first year to develop professional skills.

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MC-21-310’s production line in the final assembly shop at Irkut Corporation. (Photo by PJSC UAC)

In total, in 2021, it is planned to recruit more than 120 students into the pilot groups of Wings of Rostec, who will study under enhanced specialty programs and from the first year of study will have the opportunity to work in the structures of the State Corporation. Students will receive motivational payments depending on their academic success: students at the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) – from 20 to 50 thousand rubles a month, in the regions – from 10 to 25 thousand rubles.

The enhanced training program is based on the model of interaction with universities developed by the State Corporation, in which Rostec requires the achievement of measurable performance indicators from both the university and the student. The university will not receive payment for a student who falls behind in specialized subjects. According to the agreement, students with low marks are expelled from the pilot groups of Rostec and must reimburse the employer for the cost of training, and students with low marks are deprived of all privileges.

Su-30's Production line in the final assembly shop at Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant.
Su-30’s production line in the final assembly shop at Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant. (Photo by PJSC UAC)

Rostec, officially the State Corporation for Assistance to Development, Production and Export of Advanced Technology Industrial Product Rostec and formerly Rostekhnologii is a Russian state-owned holding conglomerate headquartered in Moscow that specializes on investing in strategically important companies, mainly in the defense and high-tech industries, by assisting in the development, production and export with the ultimate goal of capitalizing them and bringing them to an initial public offering (IPO).

Established in 2007, the organization comprises about 700 enterprises, which together form 14 holding companies: eleven in the defense-industry complex and three in civil sectors. Rostec’s organizations are located in 60 constituents of the Russian Federation and supply goods to over 70 countries worldwide. Rostec cooperates with 312 leading higher educational institutions, including, among others, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, and the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. There are 294 departments belonging to holding companies and enterprises under Rostec in these institutions.

Kazan Ansat Production line in the final assembly shop at Kazan Aviation Plant.
Kazan Ansat’s production line in the final assembly shop at Kazan Aviation Plant.(Photo by Russian Helicopters)
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