Eleven young Libyans signed an agreement at RWE Dea’s Representative Office in Tripoli to take part in a three-year trainee program. In the process, the Company is continuing its successful trainee program launched two years ago.

“We would like to offer young people in Libya opportunities for a professional career; in doing so, we also wish to document our social responsibility in this country”, says Dr. Thomas Radwitz, General Manager of RWE Dea Libya Branch, explaining the company’s commitment. In 2006 the company had started training thirteen Libyan students.

The eleven new trainees – one woman and ten men<– are aged from 23 to 27 and have university degrees in many and various courses of study: Engineering Science, Geology , Business Administration and Finance/Accounting. During their first year of training at RWE Dea, the focus will be on acquiring additional fundamental knowledge, such as IT and English language skills. After this, the students will be integrated into the workplace where they will be taught how to apply their theoretical knowledge in practice. Depending on their particular academic discipline, they will be deployed in various departments in the RWE Dea office in Tripoli and will receive individual guidance throughout. During the third year of their course, they may have the option of working abroad for period of time, specifically with RWE Dea in Hamburg.

“By means of this program, we also want to train qualified successors for our activities in Libya and, if possible, continue to employee the trainees in our company”, explains Dr. Radwitz. Libya is one of the key regional focal points of RWE Dea’s upstream business. The company has been engaged in the country since June 2003. RWE Dea has a total concession area in Libya in excess of 40,000 km2, spread across seven concessions.

(Oil Voice)