In line with our commitment to fostering local employment and creating economic opportunities for diverse groups in the communities where we operate, our Tasiast mine in Mauritania recently welcomed thirteen Mauritanian trainees to the mine who will work as interns for either two or four months based on the stream they are placed in.
The trainees are currently enrolled in programs studying a variety of disciplines including geology, vehicle maintenance, engineering, industrial maintenance and material sciences. Over these periods, the trainees are placed in the streams where they will work alongside Tasiast employees to gain the skills, knowledge and experience they need to succeed in their careers.
On their first day at the mine, the trainees met with Gavin Ferguson, Vice-President and General Manager, Tasiast, who welcomed them and provided brief remarks on the operation, career development and, most importantly, our commitment to our safety culture.
“It is exciting to welcome a group of young, talented individuals who are eager to learn and gain experience in the mining industry,” said Gavin. “At Tasiast, we are passionate about investing in youth and giving them the skills and resources they need to succeed. We look forward to mentoring them along their journey at the mine.”
Upon completion of their training programs, trainees will have the opportunity to apply for positions at Tasiast leveraging the skills and experience they gain.
For more information on Kinross’ commitment to local employment, view our management approach here.