Repsol Hired 1,062 New Employees in 2013

Spanish oil major Repsol reported Monday that it hired more than 1,000 new employees in 2013.

Repsol said that last year it hired 1,062 people – of whom 49 percent were women. Over the last three years the firm has hired an average of nearly new 1,500 employees per year.

Repsol trumpeted the statistic that 91 percent of the 24,000 employees it has are on permanent contracts, stating that it is "strongly committed to creating quality employment".

Meanwhile, Repsol also pointed out that it trained 800 students in internships and scholarship programs during 2013. One of the gateways into the company is through its masters' degree programs, where students receive an internship training contract that becomes a permanent contract if their academic performance is satisfactory. 97 students joined the company last year via masters' courses in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production, Refining, Petrochemicals and Gas and Repsol Energy Management.

Repsol also highlighted that more than 650 people with disabilities work at Repsol, representing 2.7 percent of the workforce.

Repsol is currently midway through a $23.7-billion, four-year strategic plan aimed at using its upstream unit to drive growth across its business.


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