Petrol Ofisi's online internship program 'A Step to the Future with Petrol Ofisi' was deemed worthy of an award at the MENA Stevie Awards, one of the prestigious awards of the business world.
Petrol Ofisi's internship program, which was carried online by considering the education life of students during the pandemic process, received the Bronze award in the category of 'Human Resources Management, Planning and Application Innovation'. Emphasizing that 'A Step to the Future with Petrol Ofisi', which enables university students to do internships under pandemic conditions, is the first comprehensive and long-term internship program in the sector in the pandemic period, Petrol Ofisi CHRO Neslihan Yalçın said, Its ability to transform digitally quickly and effectively attracted the attention of many institutions from different sectors and set an example ”.
Winners of the Stevie Awards, one of the most prestigious business awards in the world and held since 2002, have been announced at the MENA Stevie Awards covering the Middle East and North Africa Region. This year, applications were made from 17 countries to the awards, which were organized to honor the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals and to make them known to the public. In the awards distributed in 14 main categories; Petrol Ofisi won the Bronze award in the category of 'Human Resources Management, Planning and Application Innovation' with its online internship program 'A Step to the Future with Petrol Ofisi'. The winners will receive their awards at a ceremony to be held online on June 2, 2021.
Petrol Ofisi, leading the industry with its innovations; During the pandemic process, he broke an important first by taking the students into consideration and carried his internship program to the online platform. With the online internship program, which is an example for many sectors, students had the opportunity to do internship without worrying about health. In this 3-month program that offers an experience very close to the real work environment, the interns; Through Petrol Ofisi's rich online training platform, they had access to very useful trainings for their personal development as well as their business and technical training. Students who took part in various projects also had the opportunity to receive one-on-one support from Petrol Ofisi employees and Human Resources experts. While some projects involving students are being implemented today, some students are still continuing their long-term internships at Petrol Ofisi.
"Our program, which creates value for our youth and sets an example for the sectors, was crowned with an award"
Emphasizing that the online internship program they have implemented as Petrol Ofisi is a first in the sector, Petrol Ofisi CHRO Neslihan Yalçın said:
“While we switched to working remotely due to the pandemic in 2020, at that time the application for our internship program 'A Step Ahead with Petrol Ofisi' was still pending. We aimed to offer an innovative solution for our young people instead of canceling, postponing or narrowing the scope of the internship program. In this context, we quickly brought our internship program, 'A Step to the Future with Petrol Ofisi', one of our most important talent programs, to the online environment at the very beginning of the pandemic process. Our program was the first comprehensive and long-term internship program in our industry that was fully digitalized during the pandemic period. The fact that an existing program can be digitally transformed so quickly and effectively in every aspect has attracted the attention of many institutions from different sectors and set an example. As an industry leader, receiving this prestigious award with a project that sets an example for the business world has a very special meaning for us. Because with the MENA Stevie Awards, we crowned our program that creates value for our esteemed young people and leads the industry and many institutions. Therefore, we are proud and we will continue to be the 'Pioneer of Development' with every step we take. "