The Best Employer

Kyivstar is one of the best employers in the country. Various independent studies and ratings confirm this status every year. Thus, in 2020 the company got the Best Employer status from Delo.ua. The team of Kyivstar counts over 3,500 professionals from all over Ukraine. The company is committed to offering decent working conditions, team development, training, work safety, and colleagues' moral support. Every employee feels like a part of a large and friendly team.

Work During Lockdown

The majority of employees have been working remotely since the beginning of the lockdown. Those team members, whose duties include visiting the office or facilities throughout Ukraine, received all required protective means. Workplaces and rest areas in the offices have been set up following the safe distance standards. Employees without personal transport can use corporate taxi to get to the office.

We are not in a hurry to bring all the personnel to the office. The company continually monitors the situation with the disease cases throughout Ukraine. The HR Department has developed the plan of returning from the lockdown. It considers such factors as the age of employees, chronicle diseases (of employees or members of their families), pregnancy, etc.

Remuneration for Work

Kyivstar recruits the best specialists to its team and, in its turn, offers competitive and fair remuneration for work.

In addition to the fixed salary, which is increased from time to time, and bonuses, the company has a system of additional incentives and social guarantees. Itincludes health insurance, accident insurance, partial compensation for meals, targeted material assistance, discounted mobile tariffs for relatives of employees, etc.

Taking Care of Employees' Health

Kyivstar employees have health insurance to receive medical services in more than 1,000 clinics, health improvement institutions and pharmacies in 99 cities of the country.

After switching to remote work, the company has introduced a personnel psychological help program. New conditions require adaptation, carry additional emotional strain. Employees can now consult with the corporate psychologist and prepare themselves for the most comfortable and efficient activity in the new conditions.

Corporate Training

The development philosophy of Kyivstar lies in the idea of a constantly learning company. We have a continuous professional development system, employees' motivation, and our team's involvement in the management of innovations and operational processes.

Our personnel can learn even remotely with such online educational platforms as Veon Learning, Coursera, LABA, E-learning

CrossKnowledge portal for education and development provides access to more than 3,000 books, webinars and constantly updated courses.

Internship

There are two internship programs in Kyivstar: STARt Yourself аnd Returnship.

STARt Yourself is a unique opportunity for third-year students to move from theoretical to practical knowledge, get a career start in a large international company. Kyivstar offers paid internship, flexible schedule, corporate training, including access to Kyivstar and Coursera literature. It is also a career guidance program. Lectures are held for high school pupils, first and second-year students, to help them decide on their future profession or systematize the knowledge gained in higher education institutions.

Returnship is a program for "grownup" interns. Specialists who were forced to pause their careers but now are ready to get new working experience or even change their work area participate in this project. Kyivstar gives them practical skills and an opportunity to start over, helping them regain faith in themselves. For the internship period, the participants become official full-time employees of the company and receive a salary. In 2019, seven out of nine interns continued to work for the company. Twelve more people will take an internship in 2020.

Training and Sharing Experience

Kyivstar implements its educational programs and supports interesting educational initiatives for Ukrainians. Training is aimed at a wide audience. We teach both the basics of computer literacy and prepare experts in the field of big data.

Since 2017, Kyivstar has been supporting GoCamp, the largest educational volunteer program in Eastern Europe. Volunteers from all over the planet teach Ukrainian pupils in summer camps. Kyivstar holds Entrepreneurship & Innovation Development interactive training that consists of webinars for students and teachers. Students obtain knowledge about the IT industry, learn the basics of time management and the principles of creating startups. Then they independently create video presentations of their projects on developing new mobile applications.

Since 2017, the company has Big Data School, the first in Ukraine free training course for big data and machine learning experts. Kyivstar mentors share their experience with students selected on a competitive basis. The most valuable thing for the trainees is the opportunity to gain practical experience of working with big data and apply their knowledge with real cases. The fourth selection to the Big Data School has started in 2020.

the first in Ukraine free training course for big data and machine learning experts. Kyivstar mentors share their experience with students selected on a competitive basis. The most valuable thing for the trainees is the opportunity to gain practical experience of working with big data and apply their knowledge with real cases. The fourth selection to the Big Data School has started in 2020.

Corporate Volunteering

Helping is easy! Corporate volunteering has existed in the company for already fourteen years. During this time, employees have participated in dozens of initiatives, including the annual Run under the Chestnuts, corporate football championships aimed at raising funds for cardiac centres, Touch the Heart initiative of blood collection for patients of the Amosov National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery, Good Deeds Require Coffee initiative to help furnish family rooms in Okhmatdyt Hospital. Kyivstar employees are the volunteers of educational projects, namely the All-Ukrainian Innovation Festival held in 2019 with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science (sixty startups received mentor support from the company).