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RFC presents a scholarship program

The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) and G.I. Nevelskoy Maritime State University (MSU) signed an Agreement for the development of a scholarship program for university cadets. In the new academic year (2022 - 2023), the conditions of the program have been improved and 4 additional specialties have been included.

In accordance with the program, the RFC will pay personal scholarships to cadets of technical specialties that are in demand in the fishing fleet: “Operation of handling equipment” - specialization “Radio communications and electro-radio navigation”, “Operation of ship power plants”, “Operation of ship equipment and automation tools”, “Navigation”, “Operation of ship power plants”, “Operation of ship equipment and automation tools”, “Installation and maintenance of refrigeration compressor machines and plants”. Candidates will be determined based on the results of competitive selection, one of the criteria of which is academic performance in professional subjects. The scholarship can be awarded to students at MSU, starting from the third year based on the results of examination period of the first and second semesters of the academic year.

“The Russian Fishery Company creates stable working conditions, does a lot of work aimed at popularizing the profession of a fisherman. It is evident that work with cadets is one of the priorities for us. G.I. Nevelskoy Maritime State University (MSU) is one of our reliable partners in the training of future personnel. The best students will be able to receive not only a base for doing practical training but also present-day, automated, comfortable and safe workplaces in the future.”

Olga Naumova, General Director of the RFC

The RFC constructs and commissions 11 modern supertrawlers in a planned manner. The first ship “Vladimir Limanov” started fishing in 2021 and has already demonstrated high production performance. The second ship, supertrawler “Kapitan Vdovichenko” was handed over to the RFC in September 2022. In October, after a successful passage along the Northern Sea Route, the trawler started fishing in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea. The new ships require new knowledge and a high level of professionalism, therefore, both experienced and young specialists who are able to learn how to work on high-tech equipment will be recruited to the crews of supertrawlers. Those who show themselves to the best advantage today will have a chance tomorrow to become part of the team of the RFC’s new ultra-modern fleet.

“The Maritime State University builds long-term relationships with leading companies that care about their staff by creating conditions for attracting and retaining the best qualified specialists. We are glad that for several years we have been cooperating with one of the largest fishing companies in the world - the Russian Fishery Company. Today, thanks to the RFC, our cadets have the opportunity now, in the process of learning, to think about their future and connect it with a high-tech company.”

Denis Burov, the President of MSU

Since 2019, the Russian Fishery Company has been actively cooperating with MSU. The RFC equipped the bridge of the MSU training center with a special fishing module that allows simulating life situations at sea. Cadets are trained in conditions as close as possible to real ones and work out navigational skills in the fishing industry. The module is part of the navigation simulator and is a stern console of the bridge, which simulates the control of fishing gears. It helps the guys to learn how to safely operate a trawler even in difficult weather conditions. Also, university cadets work out their knowledge and skills in practice doing practical training on the RFC’s ships.

In 2021, the RFC’s scholarship program was started. At the end of the academic year (2021-2022), 7 cadets received personal scholarships from the company.

A systematic approach is very important to the RFC that is aimed at building long-term interaction. The company is ready to provide an opportunity for doing practical training on ships, as well as to attract fleet specialists to conduct training seminars.

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