Career

Knowledge Day with ORLEN

PKN ORLEN Education Programme

Do you have a passion for knowledge? The most difficult topics are the easiest to understand through examples and practice. Sometimes one day is enough for everything to become clear. We would like to take you to the world of PKN ORLEN's knowledge and innovation.


Knowledge Day with ORLEN

"Knowledge Day with ORLEN" is an educational project in which, through a series of workshops and lectures, we present the practical application of theoretical knowledge acquired at school and at university. It is an opportunity to learn about solutions, functioning market practices and innovation.

Objectives of the educational program

  • the opportunity to learn about current issues in the field of science and business in an accessible and interesting way,
  • awakening a passion for learning on the assumption that the easiest way to understand difficult issues is through specific examples and in practice,
  • inspiration to take the first professional step in the ORLEN Group.

Implementation method

  • in consultation with the selected university or technical school, we organize series of meetings,
  • we cover topics interesting for pupils and students, which are a continuation or development of the thematic scope of the school curriculum,
  • the meetings are held in the form of mini-lectures, presentations and quizzes, case-studies, and field visits,
  • each topic presented by ORLEN practitioners takes about 1 to 3 hours.

Who are we looking for?

  • the project is aimed at students and pupils of technical universities,
  • we also invite teachers or study supervisors who are interested in up-to-date engineering knowledge to participate.

Knowledge Day with ORLEN in numbers

300 listeners and participants

50 speakers

6 years of program implementation


Participants’ opinions

The lecture extended my perspective of ORLEN Upstream's activities. The company's activity in Canada in the province of Alberta was a surprise to me. The presentation introduced issues related to planning investments in the exploration and production industry. In addition to potential resources, it is also important, for example, to pay attention to the political stability of the region, and thus the safety of equipment workers. The lecture showed that in the industry, failures are costly, but successes "pay back" the invested funds multiple times over.

Adam Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków

For me, as a 4th year student of energy, the Knowledge Day with ORLEN was an interesting supplement to my studies, as the topic of my engineering thesis is closely related to the use of natural gas for energy purposes. The part of the lecture on the construction of the gas-steam plant in Włocławek with the use of animations presenting the operation of a gas turbine and a film showing how complicated the logistic challenge of delivering the main equipment to the power unit under construction proved to be, was especially thought-provoking.

Paulina Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków

I study geology and I was interested in ORLEN's plans for the coming years regarding exploration works aimed at finding hydrocarbon deposits, the exploitation of which would be profitable. The meeting as part of the Knowledge Day with ORLEN was also an opportunity to talk with ORLEN representatives about the possibility of an internship, which is worth trying in order to gain valuable professional experience.

Justyna Faculty of Geology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków


Uczelnie

Elżbieta Gurdzińska

Plenipotentiary of the Vice-Rector for Student Internships at the Warsaw University of Technology (branch in Płock)

I would like to express my gratitude on behalf of the management of our university and the students of Chemical Technology for the lectures given as part of the 4th edition of the Knowledge Day with ORLEN. Numerous students of Chemical Technology came to the meeting, some of whom will probably decide to continue their studies in the field of polymers. The papers were presented in an accessible and very interesting way, which sparked a lively discussion. The students thanked the lecturers for the presentations, and we are very grateful to the organizers of the meetings.

Urszula Okulska-Deblessem

Head of the Career Office at the Warsaw University of Technology

We notice and appreciate the energy and commitment put by PKN ORLEN employees in the events whose beneficiaries are students and graduates of the Warsaw University of Technology. Thank you for your work in organizing joint initiatives.

PKN ORLEN is constantly present on the website of the Career Office of the Warsaw University of Technology with recruitment offers for both students and graduates. Experts from the company take part in the Business Networking Day (in several editions at various departments). The specialists and practitioners from PKN ORLEN conduct industry trainings and webinars for WUT students. 

The list of activities that we propose to the companies and institutions looking for talents at our university is still growing, and this is also the result of ideas presented by employers. You are an inspiration to us.

Piotr Janus

Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas at the Stanisław Staszic AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków

ORLEN Group has been cooperating with the AGH UST Career Center for many years and has been a regular guest of the Job Fairs organized by us. AGH UST students know the internship programs "Energia dla Przyszłości" (Energy for the Future) and "Kierunek ORLEN" (Direction ORLEN) very well and take part in them every year. They are aware that the Company provides an opportunity to gain experience that is unique in the scale of our country, which is a valuable asset in building their own professional path. It is worth emphasizing that the Group's offer for students and graduates is always extremely rich and includes people from outside the area of fuels and energy.