ITB Ties Cooperation with PetroChina in Internship Program

Oleh Ahmad Fadil

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BANDUNG, – Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) ties cooperation with industry. This time, the cooperation is tied with an oil and gas company from China, PetroChina International Companies. The cooperation is about PetroChina Internship Program.

Cooperation between ITB and PetroChina was marked with Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed by Rector of ITB, Prof. Ir. Kadarsah Suryadi, DEA and President of PetroChina, Gong Bengcai at Executive Meeting Room A, ITB Rector Building, Jalan Tamansari, on Wednesday (11/7/2018).

President of PetroChina, Gong Bengcai said that as an international oil and gas company that operates in Indonesia, PetroChina relies much on the support of Indonesian people, Indonesian university, and Indonesian government. The company, he continued, is committed to contribute to education. “The internship program which we just signed today is to prepare fresh graduates for real job chance,” Gong Bengcai said in his remark.

He said that right now PetroChina has more than 40 ITB alumni who work hard and make great contribution to the company. They also demonstrate good ethics and willingness to learn. Therefore, through this program, the best ITB graduates are given the best opportunity.

He expressed his thanks to ITB as one of the best and the first engineering higher education in Indonesia that welcome the cooperation. He believes that the pilot project will be a success and beneficial partnership between both parties is tie.

“This base has produced so many influenced figures that shape this country, Indonesia. So no less than the first Indonesian president, Sukarno, and the current Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Bapak Arcandra Tahar. I hope today is the beginning of the close friendship and beneficial partnership,” he said.

Alfiani as H.R Planning and Development Superintendent of PetroChina explained that through this apprenticeship program, PetroChina wants to open opportunities for fresh graduates or unemployed graduates up to one year to learn in PetroChina for six months to a year. The opportunity is open for graduates of bachelor or master’s programs of ITB from Geology, Geophysics, Mechanical Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.

"Every year PetroChina always makes a special project. The internship students will really do works and not merely doing internship. There is a project that they must accomplish and at the end of the program the students must give presentation of their result," he said.

This is the first cooperation conducted with ITB. PetroChina also cooperates with two other campuses that have courses in the field of petroleum. He says that the internship do not set quotas. It is totally based on selection of students who register. "We see the selection result of all who register. The condition to be accepted for Bachelor graduates is a minimum GPA of 3.00 and for Master’s graduates is a minimum GPA of 3.5, and they must pass the selection and interview," she said.

With this partnership, she hopes that PetroChina will be better known in education. In addition, she explained their way to filter graduates who join the program to work in PetroChina. "So if there is a vacancy, we without a doubt will accept the apprentices because they have experienced working with us. We already know the quality, so we will not hesitate," she concluded.

As for the requirements, graduates have to send their letter to PetroChina's HRD along with recommendations from ITB and attach required documents, such as curriculum vitae, graduation certificate, and transcript. After that, the HRD will do the selection and for those who pass will sign apprenticeship agreement.

Reporter: Adi Permana

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