Our people are our most valuable resource. We are committed to attracting, energising, developing and retaining a highly skilled and experienced workforce. We value individuals with outstanding technical, professional and managerial skills, working in a positive environment and demonstrating willingness to lead, take responsibility and display initiative. We aim to foster a relation of trust and open dialogue between employees and management.
Centamin’s activities provide direct and indirect employment, training and work experience to many Egyptians, as well as creating an immediate revenue stream for the local economy and the Government. At the end of 2012, Centamin had just over 1,000 employees on site and 94% were Egyptian. Approximately 50% of our employees are from Upper Egypt, the area where Sukari is situated, which typically has less economic activity than the richer areas around the Nile delta. Centamin is committed to providing new employment opportunities and assisting the economic advancement of Upper Egypt. We pride ourselves that about 60% of our employees are less than 30.
We actively invest in securing the full spectrum of skills and competencies needed for effective operations. We adopt a comprehensive development plan for each position to enhance skills and qualifications for the Egyptian staff to become a workforce of international repute in the world mining industry. The annual appraisal process feeds into a program enhancement, promotion and development for each employee.
We implement cross-cultural trainings for non-Egyptian staff to boost local culture and customs understanding and maintain a smooth friendly workplace.