2013

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2013

Last year our factories hosted interns invited to start their careers by being trained in the following areas: Electronics, Machine-Building Equipment and Technology, Mechanical and Instrument Engineering, Production Process Automatics, Tobacco and Tobacco Item Technology. Interns were employed in the following sectors: power facility; quality and technology control, and laboratory; measuring and inspection tools and automatics; and R&D.

For three months the university students took part in the implementation of various projects. By matching the knowledge acquired at university with the actual business processes, they were able to build on their theoretical background. Each intern was assigned a mentor, an introductory training program and an individual work plan. The students were able to gain valuable practical skills and experience operating in a team with qualified experts of long-standing experience.

80% of our interns last year received a proposal for long-term employment within the company.

Interns’ Views and Comments after completing an internship program:

Tereza Vardeva

Sector: R&D

Speciality: Automatics, Information and Management Equipment

Degree: Bachelor

University: University of Food Technologies, Plovdiv

„This internship was very useful to me. I was able to see how things that I have studied theoretically were done in practice. I had the chance of strengthening and improving my knowledge. I am happy to have been an intern at enterprise No 1 for tobacco item production.“

After completing her internship program, Tereza joined the Blagoevgrad-BT AD team as a construction engineer in the R&D Sector.

Stoyan Kostadinov

Sector: Power facility

Speciality: Electrical engineering

Degree: Masters

University: Technical University, Sofia

„Within my intern term I gained substantial practical experience that built on the theoretical background I acquired at the Technical University. The internship program of Blagodevgrad-BT AD was very well arranged and structured. It provided ample opportunities for the advancement of young specialists. The team was very supportive and gave me a chance to blend in easily.“

After completing his internship program, Stoyan joined the team of Blagoevgrad-BT AD, as an electrician in the Power Facility Sector.

Kiril Cheresharov

Department: Quality and technology control, and laboratory

Speciality: Tobacco technology

Degree: Bachelor

University: University of Food Technologies, Plovdiv

„During my internship at Blagoevgrad-BT AD I was able to learn many new things, to expand further my theoretical knowledge and link it to practice. I was happy that tasks were assigned directly to me and I had to perform them in a real operational setting. Excellent experience of a factory operating at a European level.“

After completing his internship program, Kiril joined the team of Blagoevgrad-BT AD, as a technologist, tobacco item production, in the Quality and Technology Control, and Laboratory Sector .

Dimitar Babulev

Sector: R&D

Speciality: Transport equipment and technologies

Degree: Bachelor

University: Technical University, Sofia

„Perfectly organized initiative on the part of Blagoevgrad-BT AD and an excellent opportunity for a young specialist. From the very beginning of my internship I was impressed by the appropriate arrangements and special attention paid to interns. Every day spent there gave me new knowledge and practical experience. It helped me decide on the career path I want to pursue. This enterprise operates with highly qualified specialists. Regardless of their busy schedule, they spared time to share their experience with me and made me feel part of the team.“

After completing his internship program, Dimitar joined the team of Blagoevgrad-BT AD as a constructor engineer at the R&D Sector.

Dimitar Kirov

Sector: Power facility

Speciality: Electrical power engineering and electrical equipment

Degree: Bachelor

University: Technical University, Sofia

„I was able to put into practice the knowledge acquired during my university years. This internship gave me the confidence which will be very beneficial to me in my professional career. The enterprise is well structured, operates with highly qualified personnel and provides a suitable environment for professional development.“

After completing his internship program, Dimitar joined the team of Blagoevgrad-BT AD, as an electrician in the Power Facility Sector.

Kostadin Krastev

Sector: Measuring and inspection devices, and automatics

Speciality: Electronics; Communication and security equipment

Degree: Bachelor; Masters

University: University: South-West University, Blagoevgrad; High Transport School, Sofia

„My internship was very well structured. I was given the chance to be part of the real work process, and of a company that has a development potential, and a future.“

After completing his internship program, Kostadin joined the team of Blagoevgrad-BT AD as an electronics engineer, electrical fitter in the Measuring and Inspection Devices, and Automatics Sector.