This year Kumtor Gold Company CJSC (KGC) has again received a record number of applications for the internship programs from the university graduates and summer students. Starting from January 2022 to date, KGC has accepted 74 young specialists for the internship programs. The documents processing is ongoing, after testing and interviewing about 30 interns or more will be hired to work at operation facilities. This year forty-three summer students have been hired, and eight more will join the Company as the summer students in the nearest future.
Various targeted specialization trainings programs were launched by order of Tengiz Bolturuk, President of the “Great Nomads Heritage” National Holding Company, after the mine transfer to the ownership of Kyrgyzstan. From July 2021 to the present, 166 university graduates have been hired by the Company under the two-year internship programs. Of these, 26 interns, who showed themselves as professional specialists, have already been enrolled in the staff. Last year 80 students completed a three-month internship.
– Kumtor was my dream. Lectures and seminars don’t give me the knowledge I got at the operating facility,” says Argen Elebesov, intern at KGC’s Environmental Department.
It is noteworthy that there are many graduates of foreign universities among the trainees. Despite offers to stay abroad, all of them, in their words, decided to return home and invest their knowledge in the development of their country. At the same time, the opportunity to work at Kumtor is an incentive for many of them.
Mentors, who are willing to share their skills and professional experience, work together with interns and trainees at the mine. Work with young people has two important strategic goals – to increase the prestige of working professions and to turn Kumtor into a talent pool for Kyrgyzstan’s mining industry. In the future, the interns, who are taking their first steps in the profession today, will form a talent pool of specialists for the development of new deposits in our country.