Graduate Program

PJV Graduate Program

At the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV), the single most important reason  for the operation's success has been its people. We recognize that our people have not only been the major element of PJV's success, but are  also its future and that future could include you.

PJV's Graduate Development Program is open to individuals in the disciplines of :
* Engineering: Mining, Geotechnical, Electrical and Mechanical
* Applied Science/ Chemistry
* Metallurgy / Mineral Processing
* Surveying
* Geology
* Commercial and Finance

PJV's professional development program COMPASS, is Barrick Gold's flagship program for the training and development of new graduates and promotes a sound and professional path in career development.

This program is designed to provide new graduates or employees entering the industry with a development program that provides both solid foundation of technical and or/professional knowledge  and skills coupled  with leadership skill development.

The Compass program enables graduates and professionals  to learn  and acquire necessary skills, knowledge and tools to become experts and business leaders of the future. Employees learn on the job interacting with site experts, global networks and resources.Our employees engaged in the Compass program have progressed to becoming very skilled, resourceful and technical leaders in their fields both in Porgera and elsewhere in the world.

A two year fixed term employment contract  is offered  to successful graduates/employees to PJV with Health and Medical cover, annual leave after 12 months of service and a residential Fly-In-Fly-Out status.

PJV offers you an opportunity to  work for a reputable organization  with a global footprint complemented by a dynamic work environment, experiencing both open pit and underground mining operations.

The minimum qualification requirement into  PJV's graduate  program is a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. The  program is targeted to PNG citizens. Those with two years professional work experience after completing studies can also apply for the PJV graduate program.


The Porgera Gold Mine in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, is owned by the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV).

It is operated by Barrick (Niugini) Limited (“BNL”) which owns 95 percent participating interest in PJV. The remaining 5% is owned by Mineral Resources Enga (MRE) Limited.

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