On March 30, the students of the University were invited to a meeting with ECO-Culture company’s employees. The event was organized to provide vocational guidance and employment assistance for future graduates. The meeting was started with a presentation made by Svetlana Timoshenko, the Head of the University’s Vocational Guidance Department. She especially stressed the importance of such visits for the graduates. After all, direct communication with potential employers is an opportunity for them to decide on their future workplace and make the first step in developing their own careers.
The representatives of ECO-Culture holding Dina Grosheva (the Deputy Director of HR Department for Recruitment and Adaptation) and Dmitry Petrov (the Acting Chief Agronomist of the greenhouse complex) told the future agrarians about the company’s main activities and invited the young professionals to practice and work in the enterprise after their graduation.
Today, ECO-Culture ranks among the leading agrarian businesses in the country. The company specializes in growing organic products and is known for setting new quality standards in the Russian indoor vegetable market. The total area of the holding’s greenhouses now exceeds 300 hectares, with branches located in different regions of the country, including Leningrad Oblast as well. The company is constantly expanding its capacities and therefore requires a steady inflow of qualified personnel. Being employed by the holding company is not only an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest greenhouse technologies but also to get a stable job with a perspective for further professional growth in a top national company.
After the presentation, the students had a chance to ask the representatives of the holding company any questions they were interested in and were given comprehensive answers. Doubtlessly, the future specialists found the employers’ proposal rather interesting. Therefore, it is very likely that ECO-Culture holding’s headquarters will soon be replenished with new members of staff with a university degree in this field.
Background information. St. Petersburg State Agrarian University is the country’s oldest educational organization (founded in 1904) specializing in various sectors of agriculture. Based in the town of Pushkin in Leningrad Oblast, the university offers students to get training on one of 36 different specialties.