From 27 September to 1 October as part of the industry-wide target programme the practical workshop for employees of the Russian nuclear industry to strengthen their competencies required to cooperate with international organizations was held in the Moscow branch of Rosatom Technical Academy. The workshop was organized by the Rosatom Tech Centre for International Cooperation and held in online format.
The opening session of the workshop was devoted to the Agency for Nuclear Energy of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD NEA). Representatives of the OECD NEA regularly participate in practical training workshops since 2018. The opening session was attended by Counselor to the Director General of ROSATOM Mr. Vladimir Artisyuk and OECD NEA Director General Mr. William Magwood IV.
On the second day of the workshop, the representatives of the international ITER project (project on creation of the international experimental fusion reactor) gave lectures to the workshop participants. The Director of ITER Strategy Council, Mr. Takayosi Omae, and the Head of the Department of Construction Management of ITER, Mr. Katsumi Okayama provided participants with the information on the global status and the current progress of the project and also on cooperation with the international organizations. The HR specialists of ITER, Mr. Hyunejune Choe, and Ms. Simone Tompson shared the information on the employment process.
The second day of the seminar ended with a lecture by Mr. Vadim Tarykin, Advisor to the Moscow Center of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), where he provided general information about the WANO and the employment process. The representative of WANO for the first time took part in the seminar this year.
Representatives of the HR service of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) traditionally held the final three-day module of the workshop, which includes lecture sessions and practical exercises in groups. At the opening of the session, Director of the Human Resources Division of the IAEA, Mr. Peter Frobel, made a welcoming statement from the IAEA. During the training, participants were given lectures on the structure and tasks of the IAEA, all stages of selection for a position in an international organization were explained, the application process for a vacancy was demonstrated. An individual mock-up interview with a participant simulated a panel interview at the final stage of the selection of a candidate for a vacant position in the IAEA.
On the final day of the event, a separate session on gender policy was organized. The main objective of the session was to provide information on the IAEA activities on gender equality, to discuss the importance of the topic and to introduce key definitions related to this topic.
Mr. Peter Frobel, Director of the Human Resources Division of the IAEA, Ms. Marina Belyaeva, Director for International Cooperation of ROSATOM, moderated by Mr. Vladimir Artisyuk, Counselor to the Director General of ROSATOM, took part in the closing ceremony of the practical training workshop.
The Target Programme was launched in 2016 in order to create a mechanism for selecting and training employees of SAEC “Rosatom” and its enterprises to work in international organizations in the field of nuclear energy. Under this Programme the Practical Training Workshop is being held for the sixth consecutive year with representatives of HR divisions of international organizations (IAEA, OECD NEA, ITER) with the aim to educate experts on the procedures for participation in the competition for vacant positions in these organizations. The workshop is the final stage of the preparation of experts before applying for the competition for vacant positions in international organizations.