Recruiting & Training Programs
ConocoPhillips and its employees are part of the fabric of Alaska and its communities.
We currently employ about 1,200 people in Alaska and about 85 percent of those employees call Alaska home. ConocoPhillips recruits from a number of sources within the state and works to encourage interest in the oil and gas industry and the many career paths and potential job opportunities available at ConocoPhillips. We go out of our way to recruit promising Alaskans – rural, urban, even those attending college out of state. After all, these are the ConocoPhillips employees of the future.
ConocoPhillips recruits for interns and full-time hires at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Kenai Peninsula College, as well as recruiting Alaskans who attend college outside the state. Our efforts have proven successful with more than half of our recent summer interns either coming from Alaska colleges, or they were Alaskans going to school in another state. Many of our university full-time hires are Alaskans as well.
Learn more about our University Recruiting activities and review openings here: http://careers.conocophillips.com/en/university-recruitment
Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC)
ConocoPhillips is committed to supporting APICC through both volunteer and financial support. A ConocoPhillips employee serves on the APICC board of directors, and we recently provided a $40,000 grant to help the consortium create, connect and enhance the quality of career development, training and educational programs available to prepare Alaskans for future careers.
University of Alaska Process Technology Program
ConocoPhillips sponsors summer interns from the University of Alaska Process Technology program, resulting in full-time apprentice hires. A degree in process technology prepares individuals for employment as operations technicians in the “process industry,” which includes, for example, oil and gas, mining and milling and transportation and refining. These are highly skilled and well-paid positions in Alaska and around the world.
Teacher Industry Externship
ConocoPhillips sponsored a Fairbanks North Star Borough School District teacher through the Teacher Industry Externship program, placing him at our Kuparuk facility during the summer of 2014. Teacher industry externships offer educators an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of our industry and the broad range of career opportunities available for Alaska’s students.
Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP)
In 2014, ConocoPhillips continued its financial and resource support of ANSEP. The company sponsored student participation in the ANSEP Summer Bridge program and provided students with paid internships – one each in our North Slope Operations, Development and IT departments.
Visit www.ansep.net for information on the programs.
High School Programs
ConocoPhillips participates in the Anchorage School District’s Gifted Mentorship program. This program provides high-achieving 11th and 12th grade students with hands on experience working with experts in fields they are interested in. We also offer internships to local area high school juniors and seniors. These internships give students the opportunity to get real work experience and exposure to the oil and gas industry.