Applications open for OK Tedi’s graduate scheme


OK TEDI Mining Ltd (OTML) has announced that applications for its 2022 apprenticeship training and graduate development scheme (GDS) programmes are now open.
School leavers from universities and technical institutions around the country are encouraged to apply.
OTML managing director and chief executive officer Musje Werror said with the mine life extended to 2032 and potentially beyond, there was an exciting career path with OTML after the training programmes were completed.
Werror is a product of the GDS programme which he attended in 1988 and has worked his way up to become the mine’s first national managing director.
“We are looking for young Papua New Guineans with high potential not only academically but with the right attitude to contribute towards the success of Ok Tedi and the development of Papua New Guinea,” Werror said.
“We are also looking for female Papua New Guineans to join our operation. Our current percentage of females in the workforce is 11 per cent, and we have set a target to increase to 20 per cent by the year 2025.”
Ok Tedi Mining Ltd is offering apprenticeship training in the following trade categories: automotive electrical; cabinet making and joinery; carpentry construction; electrical fitting; electronics; instrumentation; heavy equipment fitting; maintenance fitting and machining; metal fabrication and welding; plumbing and drainage; and, refrigeration and air condition.
Under GDS, Ok Tedi Mining Ltd offers training in these categories: accounting; geology; human resource management; mechanical engineering; environmental sciences; electrical and communication; engineering; geotechnical engineering; ICT (information and communication technologies); mineral processing engineering; and, surveying.
Applications for both training programmes will close next Friday.