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Talent Development & Education

PETRONAS strives to provide world-class educational and training services to ensure a sustainable pipeline of highly knowledgeable and skilled talent that supports the organisation’s growth, as well as Malaysia’s energy industry. Here is an overview of the institutions currently in our human capital development ecosystem.

  • Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)
  • Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM)
  • PETRONAS Leadership Centre (PLC)
  • Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP)

Advancing Knowledge and Shaping Minds for a Sustainable Future

Advancing Knowledge and Shaping Minds for a Sustainable Future

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)

is one of Malaysia’s leading institutions of higher learning, nestled in a 400-hectare (1,000 acres) site within the quaint yet developing locale of Bandar Seri Iskandar in the state of Perak.

Established on 10 January 1997 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

It also conducts extensive research activities focusing on six niche areas: self-sustainable buildings, transport infrastructure, health analytics, hydrocarbon recovery, contaminant management, and autonomous systems. These are carried out in collaboration with PETRONAS, as well as other institutions and industry players.

In just 26 years since its establishment, UTP has received numerous national and international recognitions. For example, the university has been steadily climbing the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings since making its debut in 2018. In 2023, it was ranked 63rd, up a staggering 32 spots from 95th in 2022 — which effectively makes UTP Malaysia’s top university.

Universiti Teknologi


Universiti Teknologi

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Shaping Maritime Leaders of the Future

Shaping Maritime Leaders of the Future

The Malaysian Maritime Academy

(Akademi Laut Malaysia, or ALAM) is Asia’s leading provider of maritime education and training, with a fully-equipped 68-acre campus located in the pristine surroundings of Kuala Sungai Baru in the state of Melaka, overlooking the busy Straits of Malacca.

Established in 1977 as the Malaysian Maritime Training Centre, ALAM today is fully owned by MISC Berhad, a PETRONAS subsidiary and one of the world’s largest shipping conglomerates.

The academy offers a complete spectrum of maritime courses, supported by modern teaching facilities along with the extensive experience and expertise of its full-time local and expatriate instructors who have both academic and professional qualifications. ALAM is therefore the maritime academy of choice for young school leavers in Malaysia and abroad who dream of a rewarding future as professionals in the maritime industry.

Our Achievements

Maritime & Offshore Courses

Offers over 150 courses including customised courses

4 Decades Experience

Trained over 13,500 Seafarers since 1977

Top-Ranked Education

Consistently rated highly by DNV as one of the world’s leading Maritime Education & Training Institution

Best in Asia

Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2017 Winner under Best Education & Training category

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Leading with Purpose, Accelerating Progress

Leading with Purpose, Accelerating Progress

PETRONAS Leadership Centre (PLC)


In PETRONAS, we are committed in developing leaders of tomorrow.

What started out as a small training department in 1979, has now grown into the PETRONAS Leadership Centre (PLC), an institution which dynamically evolved to meet the ever-growing demands of the energy sector in Malaysia and beyond.

PLC is entrusted to develop and transform PETRONAS talents into progressive, purpose-driven leaders with integrity, to be catalysts of change and innovation for a sustainable future.

Located 45 minutes away from the KL city centre, PLC operates in a sustainability-focused campus and provides a range of globally recognised leadership development programmes within three key areas; Leadership, Innovation and Sustainability.

PLC partners with leading institutions to ensure quality talent development and convergence of minds to address issues that are impacting the energy transition and growing societal needs.


Developing purpose-driven leaders who
accelerate progress in their organisation


Creating an ecosystem that
encourages solution experimentation


Nurturing sustainability-focused
leadership and advocacy

PETRONAS Leadership Centre (PLC)

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Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP)

Commited to being a solutions partner to talents in the energy industry and beyond, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) is passionately pushing boundaries in accelerating competency development through providing experiential learning, meaningfully improving the quality of life, contributing to business and sustainability development.

Established in 1981, we have grown tremendously into an internationally recognised technical learning solutions partner with customers’ presence from over 50 countries and have produced more than 156,000 job-ready technical workforce serving in more than 30 refinery & petrochemical plants and 100 platforms globally. We continuously push our boundaries to provide innovative solutions to technical talents, allowing them to grow with their organisation and ultimately, the organisation will reach its full potential.

Our brand promise of “Experiencing is Enriching” is realised when our customers see us as a trusted and preferred solutions partner to help them in transforming “what could be” to “what is”.

Winning Aspiration

Winning Aspiration

Progressive Solutions Partner

Continuously push our boundaries in connecting talents to technical competencies

Nurturing Partnerships

Strengthen winning collaborations to help customers reach their full potential

Enriching Energy Workforce

Accelerate competency development in the energy industry

Enriching Lives

Improve the quality of life of our customers, allowing them to grow with the organisation

Sustainable Future

Accelerate sustainable development of our value creation and environmental sustainability

Your Preferred Technical
Learning Solutions Partner

We strive to pursue new solutions, unlock potential and add value to the technical workforce in the energy industry.

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