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Talent Development

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.

Oxy employees have many opportunities to expand their professional skills and knowledge, starting with on-the-job training and experience. Our planned, collaborative approach includes:

  • Leadership/management training to develop leadership skills at all levels
  • Self-directed learning and development including web-based and instructor-led training
  • An employee development library
  • Mentoring programs
  • Employee resources groups and
  • Educational assistance to support your continuing education.

Training and Development

Learn more about our culture of continuous learning

Mentoring Programs

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.

Read the OxyChem ET&D brochure 

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.