The NTU “KhPI” hosted the annual Job Fair “Polytech-2018”. On November 9, 2018, 83 employer companies gathered at the arena of the Polytechnic sports complex, offering almost 1,200 permanent job vacancies to our future graduates: programmers, economists, engineers, designers, etc. The distribution by direction can be seen in Figure 1.

Diagram 1. Distribution of vacancies job fairs by directions

You can see that there is a great demand for specialists in the field of information technology. So 21% of vacancies are programmers and IT specialists. This reflects the real shortage of specialists in this field, given the growing needs of the market. The general sponsor of the Job Fair, NixSolutions, offered 10 graduate programs, more than 50 vacancies to graduate students, and partners from SoftServe, DataArt, EPAM and other IT companies also offered a large number of vacancies.

This year the leading position was occupied by the industrial sector 50%. Almost all large plants of Kharkov, Kharkov region and Ukraine were represented: JSC Turboatom; PJSC Light of the Miner; SE “Plant” Electrotyazhmash “”; SE “HCBM named after A.A. Morozov “; State Enterprise “Kharkov Engineering Plant” FED “”; PJSC “SAN InBev Ukraine”; JSC “New Style”; LLC (Nestle-Ukraine) “Technocom”; PJSC “Philip Morris Ukraine”; KERNEL-TRADE LLC; KOLOS CJSC; Karpatneftekhim LLC; Yuzhgiporuda LLC; Pologovsky Oil Extraction Plant OJSC; Schedro LLC; Procter & Gamble Ukraine and many others.

The event is aimed at assisting in the employment of graduates, for the conclusion of long-term contracts, in general, and allow us to study the real need for specialists who are being prepared by the University, evaluate their training, and establish long-term relations between the University and the employer.

The co-organizer of the Fair was the regional Employment Center, which provided high-quality and professional information support to the participants of the event.

The general information partner is the Internet portal “Work in Kharkov”.

Employers are very interested in establishing contacts with the specialized departments of NTU “KhPI”. In November 2018, presentations were held directly at the issuing departments, where representatives (or letters of guarantee from enterprises) of more than 100 enterprises, companies of firms … of the Kharkov region and Ukraine, which presented almost 1000 orders, arrived at the presentation.

At the presentation, our permanent leading enterprises of Kharkov, Kharkov region, Ukraine IG UPEC (which includes 12 enterprises), OJSC Turboatom, Elektrotyazhmash Plant, and State Enterprise Plant named after Malysheva ”, KP KKBM named after Morozov, KP HKBD, JSC Harkovenergo, JSC Ukrelectromash, JSC NDIRV, KhGAPP (aircraft factory), JSC Kharkov Tiled Plant, state enterprise Kharkov Machine-Building Plant FED, LLC (Nestle-Ukraine) Technocom ”, OJSC“ SAN InBev Ukraine ”, CJSC“ Philip Morris Ukraine ”, 30 IT companies, including Telesens, NixSolutions, as well as small businesses. This year, the leading positions in the orders of specialists were occupied by the industrial and IT sectors.