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TL Government-Santos Company congratulate Timorese graduates of oil & gas internship program

TL Government-Santos Company congratulate Timorese graduates of oil & gas internship program

DILI, 14 december 2020 (TATOLI)-Timorese young professionals from the 2019/2020 have completed their study in the graduate internship program funded by the Bayu-Undan joint venture under a cost recoverable scheme.

The event is celebrated by the Government of Timor-Leste and the Santos Company at the well known Timor-Plaza shoping center.

Santos Timor-Leste Country Manager, José Lobato Gonçalves, congratulated the internship program graduates at a ceremony for their enthusiasm and commitment to this challenging training program.

“On behalf of Santos and our Bayu-Undan joint venture partners, we congratulate the graduates for their enthusiasm and commitment to this challenging training program, We were extremely pleased to work with representatives of the Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM) once again, to deliver a second intake for the program,” Santos Timor-Leste Country Manager, José Lobato Gonçalves, said at the ceremony.

Mr Goncalves added that Santos is proud to support training programs such as this, which aims to contribute to a diversified workforce with transferable skills to support future Timor-Leste projects and prosperity.

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral, H.E. Mr. Víctor da Conceição Soares, also congratulate the interns and all stakeholders involved in the program.

“On behalf of Government of Timor-Leste, I am proud to congratulate the 7 graduates for their commitment and dedication to complete the training program in this challenging time,” he said

Mr Soares said highligted the Government appreciation on the roles of all stakeholders,  in ensuring the successful delivery of the program in Perth, and then moved to Dili smoothly despite the challenges of Covic-19 pandemic.

To him it is a significant success made by the program to prepare Timor-Leste skilled workforce, ready to compete for employment opportunities and meet the hussy requirements.

he also said that the Government of Timor-Leste notes that the 7 graduates have the knowledge, skills and experiences that the industry requires.

“Therefore, I do encourage the industry operating in the country to consider these 7 graduates for employment opportunities within your business plan” he said.

according to the press release,  The program is funded by the Bayu-Undan joint venture under a cost recoverable scheme, with partnership between Santos and the Government of Timor-Leste offering the opportunity to gain valuable technical and on-the job experience in the oil and gas industry.

The program is organized as the parties were agreed to conduct a second 18 month program with Phase one of the program, a six-month foundational skill training program, following the success of a pilot program from 2014-2016.

The Timorese graduates have the opportunity of 12 months paid internship positions with Santos, based in Perth.

During their internships in Darwin and Dili, they were assigned real world projects and tasks to develop their understanding of the industry and further their experience in heir particular discipline.

They also participated in numerous additional training courses and enhanced their English and public speaking skills with regular presentations to leadership.

The internship has provided participants with invaluable on-the-job training and practical experience across offshore and office-based environments, resulting in a much greater understanding of the oil and gas industry.

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