The students of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University are pursuing internships at Batumi Oil Terminal LTD


Batumi Oil Terminal LTD is one of the largest companies in the Western Georgia and the core enterprise contributing to the development of the city. This predisposition obliges the management to take an active part in the socio-economic development of the region. An important part of this process is close cooperation with the main higher education institution of the city - LEPL - Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, which fosters the preparation process of qualified specialists for the oil and gas industry.

Since 2010, on the basis of the Memorandum of Mutual Cooperation concluded between our organizations, Batumi Oil Terminal has been annually accepting the senior undergraduate students of the Faculty of the Technology "Mining and Geoengineering" to undergo undergraduate internship, as well as the freshman undergraduate students, who are enrolled in the class of engineering and technologies of the production, transportation and storage of oil and gas for the introductory practice course on the topic of "Operating oil terminals".

According to the program developed by the specialists of the Personnel Management Department of the Company, together with the university professors, students gradually immerse themselves in the work of each structural unit, with the specifics of the technological structure of oil and oil products’ transshipment, reinforcement of theoretical knowledge received at the educational institution, and the process of acquiring the practical skills. This enables students to make a conscious decision in regards of what aspect they would like to deepen their professional knowledge in, as well as build a career-planning algorithm.

The heads of the structural divisions and employees of the company involved in the training process are enthusiastic about working with the young people, understanding the significant role of the company in personnel reserve training matters. 

The significant contribution of Batumi Oil Terminal Ltd to the integration of the institutional and sectoral science, to the development of qualification and educational level of the future employees was noted by the management of LEPL - Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University. In a letter of appreciation, the rector of the University Merab Khalvashi expressed deep appreciation to the General director and personnel of the company involved in the process of preparing and conducting the practice .

In conclusion, we would like to wish the entry-level specialists an inexhaustible desire for self-improvement, the acquisition of new knowledge, success in building a career and even greater accomplishments in the future!