Our people

The people at Kenmare are integral to the success of the business. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining a highly skilled and experienced workforce.

At the end of 2018, Kenmare employed more than 1,400 permanent people, across operational, support services and community engagement roles. More than 95% of the workforce are Mozambican, an effort supported by localisation initiatives to upskill and build in country capacity. The sustainability of our localisation programme has been underpinned by successful technical development of local artisans replacing expatriates through our on-site practical training centre, and the continuing success of the graduate development programme bringing in Mozambican graduates to fill line management and specialist roles. We have also developed programmes to support the growth of female representation in the workplace, commensurate with the drive for equality in the workplace.

Training and development is critical to the forward success of Kenmare, ensuring the company remains competitive in an ever-evolving operating environment. Kenmare has focused its attention on the development of leadership behaviours and embedding of management systems, helping to develop business maturity. Visual management processes were improved and further developed to align measures through the business, engage all levels of the workforce and increase accountability for safety and productivity.

Kenmare believes firmly in the rights of its employees and seeks to maintain purposeful and regular engagement with the union that represents many of its employees. Kenmare’s employment policies are compliant with the International Labour Organisation Labour Convention and FMO Core Labour Standards, ensuring employees needs are met and maintained. Kenmare does not employ child labour or engage in any forced labour practices.