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OMV Petrom continues the dual vocational education program Oilmen’s School in 2021

  • Registrations open for the period July 5 - 14, 2021
  • 84 places for well operator specialization are available in three partner high schools
  • Admitted students will benefit from professional training, scholarships of up to 900 lei and will obtain a qualification recognized at European level

OMV Petrom continues the vocational educational program Oilmen‘s School with three classes specializing in Well Operator in three partner high schools: “Astra Pitești” Technical High School, “Grigore Cobălcescu” Technical High School of Moinești and the “Voievodul Mircea” Technical High School of Târgoviște. Students seeking to specialize in this field may apply until 14th of July for one of the 84 available places.

The Oilmen’s School in dual-system addresses to the graduates and future graduates of eight grades who are less than 26 years old on 1 September 2021.

Once enrolled in the program, the future students will benefit from technical training for the specialization of well operator, from learning materials with updated technologies and from internship within OMV Petrom. Moreover, OMV Petrom will equip the laboratories of the three technical high schools so that students should have access to a modern and applied educational base.

During their training period, students will benefit from a scholarship in amount of 200 lei granted by the Romanian state and an additional scholarship granted by OMV Petrom, of up to 700 lei per month based on the performance at school. After completing the three years of vocational education, the students will have earned a professional certification valid all over Europe, and will have the opportunity to become OMV Petrom employees.

Up to present, the Oilmen’s School trained two generations of qualified technicians for well operator and gas extraction, transport, treatment and distribution operator, and supported the refurbishment of classrooms in partner high schools, as well as the equipping of laboratories with up-to-date technologies and equipment. Moreover, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, OMV Petrom developed an updated curriculum to support the teachers and students. The knowledge and skills acquired by students allow the employment and provide a solid basis for further development, in order to meet the needs of the energy industry in the long run.

Sixty-four former students of the Oilmen’s School are currently employees of OMV Petrom.

You can find more information about the Oilmen’s School on The calendar of applications for vocational education entry submission is available on the website of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research (

About OMV Petrom

OMV Petrom is the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, with an annual Group hydrocarbon production of 53 million boe in 2020. The Group has a refining capacity of 4.5 million tons annually and operates an 860 MW high efficiency power plant. The Group is present on the oil products retail market in Romania and neighboring countries through 790 filling stations, at the end of March 2021, under two brands – OMV and Petrom.

OMV Aktiengesellschaft, one of the largest listed industrial companies in Austria, holds a 51% stake in OMV Petrom. The Romanian State, through the Ministry of Energy, holds 20.6% of OMV Petrom shares, Fondul Proprietatea holds 7%, and 21.4% is the free float on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.

OMV Petrom is the largest contributor to the state budget, with contributions of approximately 32 billion euro in taxes and dividends paid between 2005 and 2020.

Since 2007, OMV Petrom has included corporate responsibility principles into its business strategy. Between 2007 and 2020, the company has allocated approximately 72 million euro to develop communities in Romania, focusing on environmental protection, education, health and local development.

On July 29th, 2020, OMV Petrom announced its support for the recommendations issued by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) regarding risks and opportunities on climate change.