Energia launches a programme for future top engineers

Eesti Energia’s development programme Insenergia was launched today with 15 engineering students, who will learn how to tackle engineering challenges using state of the art technology.

“The Insenergia programme gives us the chance to train young talents to become the leading engineers and senior managers who will lead and develop mines, power plants and oil plants in the future”, said Raine Pajo, a member of the Eesti Energia management board. “We are going to need a lot of new people, mostly engineers, to replace the staff who will retire in the coming years and to run our new projects. The Insenergia programme is for that new generation of engineers”, he explained.

Participants in the Insenergia programme will work with their mentors, who are engineers from Eesti Energia, to solve engineering challenges requiring creativity, dedication, analysis, good teamwork, detailed information gathering and convincing presentation skills. The cases that the participants will work on are actual development issues facing Eesti Energia that are currently being worked on or will be tackled in the near future.

The training days will be run in the Eesti Energia production units in the mines, the oil plant, a power plant, and technology industries. The trainers are top engineers and senior managers from Eesti Energia.

The Insenergia programme will last for five months, from February to June 2015. Its participants are engineering students from Tallinn University of Technology, the University of Tartu and some foreign universities, and they have already been through their first field training and know what kind of challenges they are ready to meet. The participants were selected from among 35 candidates. The programme invited undergraduate students in their third year or later and master’s and doctoral students to apply in writing with proof of their knowledge and skills.

The Insenergia programme is being run for the first time and will run again in the years to come.

It is a mission of Eesti Energia to train the next generation of energy specialists and managers. Last year, Eesti Energia offered traineeships to nearly 250 students and granted 10 scholarships for vocational, undergraduate and master’s studies.

You can read more about the progress of Insenergia on the programme’s website