Over many years, SCF has fostered strategic partnerships with the major Russian maritime universities: Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping (St. Petersburg); Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University (Vladivostok), and Admiral Ushakov Maritime State University (Novorossiyk). The Group also works closely with the Captain Varukhin Maritime Centre (Velikiy Novgorod).
SCF takes part in training future specialists and invites cadets to receive their required practical training at sea aboard its vessels. Collaboration also includes targeted training programmes for future SCF officers.
The Group also provides support for university faculty, which includes organising regular internships for teaching staff. SCF Group continuously assists universities in upgrading and renewing their basic infrastructure, facilities and equipment.
In 2019, 175 cadets completed navigation practice onboard SCF’s vessels, including all 56 cadets enrolled in targeted training programmes. Over the year, the Group hired 59 graduates of higher and secondary educational institutions.