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ORLEN Unipetrol Group ranks second as the TOP Employer 2024


The ORLEN Unipetrol Group is ranked second in the TOP Employers 2024 ranking in the Energy, Gas and Petrochemical Industry category. The TOP Employers study helps students determine where to go for quality employment after the end of their studies by means of regularly published rankings. ORLEN Unipetrol Group received the award for the second time this year. At the beginning of the year, it was awarded the prestigious international TOP Employer certificate, which ranks it as the best employer internationally.

“Happy employees are a crucial asset in our Group’s operations. We regularly assess the distribution of our varied offers of benefits and keep adding new ones. It is important to keep up with the current employee evaluation trends and be innovative and offer more than is expected to the permanent and potential employees,” says Michał Chmiel, HR Director of the ORLEN Unipetrol Group.

A total of 11,416 students at Czech universities and 4,118 secondary school students voted in the thirteenth annual study, which is prestigious and unique in the Czech market. The students complete study questions in an online questionnaire prepared in cooperation with sociologists. Each year, the survey questions are reviewed so the questionnaire reflects the latest trends in student and graduate employment as best as possible.

“Companies and prospective job applicants seek to align their mutual expectations. It is a continuous process. It’s not only about ‘how much I get in pay, how much the employer can give me as a starting wage’. Prospective job seekers across disciplines appreciate employers that offer security and stability, a friendly working environment, corporate social responsibility, team composition, and work-life balance,” explains Daniel Novák, director of the TOP Employers study.

Top positions in the rankings evaluating corporate HR policies are nothing new for the ORLEN Unipetrol Group. Last year, ORLEN Unipetrol was recognised as the Sodexo Employer of the Year, which is part of the annual Employers’ Club awards. The Group improved its position last year when it ranked first in the category of the top employer in the Ústí Region and also at the national level. Students also designated the ORLEN Unipetrol Group as the most attractive employer in the Ústí Region. The Group was also recognised in human resources in the previous years when it was one of the best European employers last year and one of the top three employers in Czechia in 2022.



The ORLEN Unipetrol Group is the largest refining and petrochemical company in the Czech Republic. It focuses on crude oil processing and the production, distribution and sale of vehicle fuels and petrochemical products – particularly plastics and fertilisers. It belongs among the key players on the Czech and Central European markets in all these areas. The ORLEN Unipetrol Group encompasses refineries and production plants in Litvínov and Kralupy nad Vltavou, Paramo in Pardubice, Spolana in Neratovice, REMAQ in Otrokovice, and two research centres in Litvínov and Brno. ORLEN Unipetrol also includes the ORLEN network of petrol stations in the Czech Republic and the ORLEN network in Slovakia and Hungary. ORLEN Unipetrol is one of the largest companies in the Czech Republic in terms of turnover. It employs almost 6,000 people. ORLEN Unipetrol is also a socially responsible company, particularly in the areas of supporting sustainable development, education, local communities and the environment. The prestigious international Top Employer certificate, which the Group received in 2023 and 2024, and a number of national awards are a testament to the high quality of care for employees. In 2005, ORLEN Unipetrol became part of the ORLEN Group, the largest energy company in Central Europe.

Contact details: Pavel Kaidl, spokesperson, telephone: +420 736 502 520, email:​

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