High-impact development for high-impact people
At Oxy, learning is a partnership. We provide the tools, the time and the encouragement. The rest is up to you.
One-on-one mentoring to promote learning and development
Our Mentorship Program aims to:
- Enhance strategic business initiatives
- Improve productivity
- Support Diversity goals
- Enhance Culture
- Engage and retain employees
- Capture and share knowledge
Our New Hire Mentor Program is available for incoming employees.
Technical Development and Rotations
Opportunities for engineers and geoscientists
In the area of technical development, Oxy provides a variety of competency-based training solutions, including various industry professional external solutions, computer skills and specific functional skills training. Employees can learn about these training programs through their manager, function chief or our Technical Training Organization.
We also offer:
Oxy Engineering Development Program
- 2–3 year program to develop our incoming engineers
- Rotations will be based on selected & associated discipline, business focus and employee interest
- Individualized technical mentoring, with dedicated program management support to ensure you are meeting objectives and getting the right experience
Geoscience Rotation Program
- 4–5 year program to develop our geoscientists
- Designed to provide early career geoscientists improved integration to the organization, accelerate development and increase speed to proficiency through a defined roadmap and competencies
Opportunities for Operations & Maintenance Staff
Oxy provides Technicians, Specialists and Operators company- and discipline-specific training via a globally consistent and industry leading program. This includes purpose-built & technology-equipped Training Centers. The programs provide technical skills for capability and individual development, along with a focus on safety and safe work practices. Solutions include instructor-led & online training, simulation, practical activities, supported on-the-job training and mentoring. Employees can learn about these training programs through their manager, function chief or our Technical Training Organization.
OxyChem Engineering Training and Development
Training and technical learning for OxyChem engineers
OxyChem’s Engineering Training and Development (ET&D) program provides technical employees with a curriculum designed to enhance engineering skills and provide technical learning and development opportunities throughout their entire career.
Strategic Technical Excellence Program (STEP)
STEP allows technical contributors
to focus and advance on a technical,
non-managerial career path.
The Strategic Technical Excellence Program (STEP) provides a clear path for advancement and development in a technical discipline from early career through late career. The program includes mentoring, networking, career development and training, with a career ladder focused on elevating technical expertise. The program is led by a select group of Fellows and Principals, who are top-level experts in their disciplines and who work directly with senior management.
Educational Assistance Program
Tuition assistance for eligible employees
Oxy provides educational assistance to eligible full-time, regular employees who successfully complete pre-approved courses of study. Upon completion of each course of study, employees will generally be reimbursed for mandatory fees or necessary expenses including tuition, textbooks, laboratory fees, parking and admission fees. This benefit applies to a maximum of 10 courses per calendar year, up to the total pre-approved reimbursement amount.
Global Opportunities and International Development
Career advancement globally
As a global company, Oxy offers many opportunities to those wishing to experience different cultures and new, challenging work environments. We reward top performers with career advancement opportunities that may take a high-achieving individual around the globe.
We are a leading job creator for nationals in the countries in which we operate. Our international operations have ongoing, comprehensive programs in place to recruit and train national employees for jobs at all levels of the company.
Employee Resource Groups
Employee-led groups foster a vibrant and inclusive workplace.
Employee resource groups (ERG) are voluntary, employee-led organizations that promote community, knowledge-sharing and employee engagement within our organization.
The Women of Oxy Network (WON) is dedicated to the career enhancement and advancement of women at Oxy through networking, education, development, mentoring and advocacy. By sharing experiences and information, we can help one another develop to further Oxy’s success.
Early Career Network (ECN) seeks to develop, inspire and unite early career employees. Through the ECN, we:
- Provide opportunities for technical learning through exposure to all facets of the business.
- Teach effective business communication and skills.
- Promote networking opportunities with senior leadership and local community organizations.
- Encourage networking across Oxy through organized events and volunteering.
- Our vision is to make Oxy the employer of choice for early career professionals in the energy industry.