Belarus: EU4Youth organises career advice visit to major construction firm

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

On 14 January, 18 young Belarusians visited leading construction enterprise as part of career guidance activities within the framework of the EU4Youth project for ‘Employability and Stability in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine’.

The tour of the enterprise started at the museum, where the young people learned about historical milestones and the enterprise development.

“The company employs more than 6,000 people, with about 1,700 of them under the age of 31,” said head of the personnel department Natalja Maladzianava, who conducted the tour. "We are interested in young specialists. We do not leave the 'beginners' to their own devices, we always assign a mentor to them, who helps them for several months. There is also an opportunity to get an additional profession or to improve existing qualifications."

According to the head of the personnel department, the company currently needs moulders of products and structures, manual welders, repairmen and plasterers. And she added that although it is mainly men that come to work in the construction sector, women are also welcome at the enterprise, mostly working as technical controllers, laboratory assistants, accountants and storekeepers.

The students visited several production workshops and saw how structures were created, from which houses and high-rise buildings would be later erected at construction sites.

“Our profession is in demand at all times: houses will always be built, social, cultural, industrial facilities and trade enterprises will be erected,” Natalja Maladzianava said in conclusion of the tour.

The Employability and stability in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine project is funded by the EU under its EU4Youth initiative. The project contributes to creating better prospects for employment and entrepreneurship among disadvantaged youth and to increasing their active participation in the labour market in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine.

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