Freeport's Commitment for Papuan Human Resource through Career Opportunities
12 May 2023
PT Freeport Indonesia's (PTFI) commitment to continue to make the best contribution to Indonesia, especially in Papua, is reflected in the contribution to building the capacity of Papuan human resources not only through empowering the local economy, educational assistance but also career opportunities at PTFI.
Recently PTFI opened job vacancies again for fresh graduates who are interested in working together and contributing in the mining industry. The first batch of 2023 selection process began on Tuesday (2/5) at the Nemangkawi Mining Institute (NMI) Kuala Kencana. The selection process will be conducted twice every year. This process was carried out to get the Fresh Graduate Program (FGP) candidates needed from various divisions at PTFI this year.
Paulus Yanengga, Head of the Mimika Regency Manpower Office, who was accompanied by the Secretary of the Manpower Office, Santy Sondang, at the inauguration of the FGP selection process, expressed his gratitude to PTFI for opening job vacancies, especially for young Papuans who had recently completed their education at the Diploma and Bachelor levels.
Representing PTFI management, Demi Magai VP Industrial Relations on the same occasion explained that PTFI continues to uphold its commitment to empowering Papuans, in this case in the process of hiring employees within PTFI. Demi also explained that the process currently underway, namely hiring Papuan employees through the FGP route, is the right process to accommodate Papuan job seekers throughout Papua. "The acceptance process is not only carried out here (Timika), but we are also carrying out the same process in Jayapura, Sorong, Manokwari and finally we will do it in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, for Papuan candidates who are still outside Papua." he said.
The initial requirement to register for FGP is a minimum Diploma (D4) and Bachelor (S1) education, with no more than 2 years of experience. As for the standard cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8, complete curriculum vitae (CV) and must submit an application via online application on the company's official website, www.ptfi.co.id. The number of FGP applications/applications that had registered was 60,557 and 58,979 applications were declared to have met the administrative requirements at the initial screening stage where 39% were female applicants and 2.61% were Papuan applicants.
Furthermore, the application screening process is carried out through a scoring and assessment system as well as very strict considerations to get candidates sorted which will proceed to the psychological test stage based on the ratio of candidates to the number of available FGP positions required by the division at this time. A total of 1400 candidates have been selected to proceed to the testing phase where 30% are female candidates and 50% are Papuan candidates.
Different from last year where Papuan candidates still used the paper and pencil test method, this year Papuan candidates have started using the online test method as part of adjusting the development of the technology system and continuous improvement for a more effective test implementation.
For non-Papuan candidates, the online test is carried out at their respective locations, the same as the previous tests, and for Papuan candidates, because this is the first time using an online test, PTFI provides support by using the computer laboratory at NMI in Kuala Kencana, as well as observing the participants. FGP Papuan candidates in carrying out the online test.
The PTFI Recruitment Team invited more than 230 participants to take the test in Timika (Kuala Kencana, including candidates who are domiciled in Nabire, Dogiyai, Paniai, Intan Jaya, Asmat, etc.) which are located close to Timika. As part of the collaboration with the Recruitment team and to prepare Papuan candidates for the test, the Papuan Affairs Division provides support by providing debriefing classes for Papuan candidates in the cities where the test will be conducted (Timika, Jayapura, Manokwari, Sorong, Jakarta and Yogya) before test was done.
"For Papua, we conducted tests in several areas such as Timika, Jayapura, Sorong and Manokwari and outside Papua, tests were held in Jakarta and Yogyakarta. We hope that many candidates, especially native Papuans, will pass the selection and later be able to join PTFI through this program", said Yulia Rumbiak Saba, General Superintendent, Talent Acquisition. "This is a good opportunity for the young Papuan to work to benefit society through the best work for Papua and Indonesia," she continued.
Based on May 14 2023 data, 618 Papuan candidates have taken the test in all of the test cities. Furthermore, all test results for both Papuan and Non-Papuan candidates will be reviewed by the PTFI Senior Management for consideration, especially in terms of Inclusion & Diversity before proceeding to the next selection process.(Hendrikus)
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