Job-ready Program

Job-ready Program

In support of its focus on developing local human resource, BNL in 2015 developed a recruitment strategy for local applicants called the ‘Job Ready Program' (JRP).

The Job Ready Program is aimed at identifying local candidates with the ability and potential to progress to qualify as Tradespersons and Traineeships in equipment and plant operations. It is part of BNL’s ongoing efforts to give employment preference and opportunities to genuine local Porgerans from the Special Mine Lease (SML) clans, Lease for Mining Purpose (LMP) clans and Porgera regional areas.

Since 2016 to date, 200 Porgerans have successfully passed through this program.

From these, 151 have secured permanent employment with the mine operation while the rest are either on temporary roles or undergoing some form of further training respective to the job placement requirements with PJV.

Some of the basic entry requirements include completion of basic education of up to year 10 at least and between 18-35 years of age.

The Process:
  1. * Complete a Job Ready Application Form
  2. * Validation of the applications
  3. * Vocational tests
  4. * Interview Process
  5. * Four-week Basic Skills Training
  6. * Presentation of certificates
BNL plans to have graduated a total of 220 young Porgerans through the Job Ready program by the end of 2017.

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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