OTML welcomes 2023 GDS cohort

By: PNG Business News March 25, 2024

Ok Tedi Mining Limited recently welcomed 16 new intakes under its Graduate Development Scheme Program.

The cohort completed their respective university programs in 2023 and were selected after meeting the GDS program entry requirements.

General Manager Social Performance and Sustainability, Jesse Pile, welcomed the intakes and urged them to grab this opportunity with open arms.

“We have a high calibre of technically skilled people. Depending on what department you are attached with, you will be working with highly specialised people. Embrace the opportunity by learning from them,” said Mr Pile.

He added that there is a professional career pathway within OTML through the GDS program and highlighted that Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kedi Ilimbit, is a product of the GDS program.

“Our current MD & CEO is a product of the GDS program including other managers and general managers. So it’s a great program to be a part of,” said Mr Pile.

The 2023 cohort includes graduates from The Papua New Guinea University of Technology (10) and the University of Papua New Guinea (4), and Divine Word University (2).

They represent disciplines in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Geology, Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical

Engineering, Information & Communication Technology, and Applied Physics & Instrumentation.

Since 1988 OTML has trained 590 graduates under its GDS program.

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