Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) is a learning organization that understands the importance of the development of it's employees in building a high performance organization while driving business results. This culture of excellence creates a work environment that is both challenging and rewarding for our employees.

PJV is committed to recruiting the best people to drive the business forward in a sustainable, profitable and socially responsible manner for the benefit of all stakeholders and in ensuring our license to operate.

The Porgera gold mine is the single biggest employer and source of revenue in the Enga Province. The mine has a workforce of up to 2,500 employees operating on a Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) roster. Less than 10% of the workforce are expatriate staff.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive mine renumeration
  • Incentives - Performance based
  • Employee Development training
  • Porgera Relocation Scheme
  • Employee Study and Sponsorship scheme
  • Graduate Scheme - Compass Program
  • Job Ready Program  

Employee Development

To date, one of the cornerstones of the mine's operation continues to be the Learning and Development framework. Continually developing employees to become the best person they can be helps the mine stay at the fore front of technical advancement and change.

PJV has since the start of production continuously invested in human resource development and training. Since 1990 more than US$40 million has been invested in skills development of the national staff.  Staff training and development is undertaken to ensure all staff are competent to undertake the work expected of them.  Ensuring competency helps PJV comply with it's safety focus of ‘every person going home safe and healthy every day.'

Through it's internal education support, PJV has had 177 apprentice intakes, 4,309 Porgeran trade assistants (TA), 292 graduate intakes, and has sponsored 900 employees to overseas institutions for full time study or short term courses.

The operation has also provided external education support through sponsorship to various in-country universities, schools and colleges. A total 1,160 have benefited from this education support. Since 1989, the mine has invested US$4.7m in both education and training support for students.

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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