The Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti Ghana, Dr. Eric Asubonteng, has revealed that since the commencement of the Company’s Graduate Trainee Program in 2019, eight of the trainees have been employed permanently after applying for vacancies advertised by the Mine. He said this at the official close-out ceremony for last year’s trainees.
Ten graduate trainees consisting of eight females and two males graduated from AngloGold Ashanti’s graduate trainee program at an event organized at the Cofkans Hotel in Obuasi.
The Graduate Trainee Programme is a one-year development framework where each trainee is equipped with future career prospects. The 10 trainees joined the program in August 2020.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Eric Asubonteng disclosed that their door is always opened for trainees who have passed out of the programme to come and work with the mine if only there are available vacancies.
“You would have noticed that graduate trainee intake has increased steadily from the first batch of 8 to the current intake of 14. Out of the total 18 graduates who has successfully completed the program so far, 8 has been employed fully by the company by applying for vacancies advertised by the company” he said.
“I am also very proud to disclose that 64% of our new trainees are from the Obuasi area and our host community” he added.
The Senior Manager, Human Resource at AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, Wosiela Eve Bobie explained that in order to ensure a smooth transition and transfer of knowledge and skills, each graduate trainee was assigned a mentor, who facilitated the learning process through practical hands-on exposure with guidance from the training and development team. She added that trainees who excelled will continue their learning for a second year.
The Overall best trainee, Lois Asieduwaa Ahenkorah thanked the Mine and encouraged her colleagues to be determined and remain focused since there is more to achieve.
“Let’s be reminded that this is a stepping stone and with determination and focus, there is more we can achieve,” she said.
Fourteen other trainees have been selected to participate in the programme for the next one year.
In attendance at the event were senior managers of AngloGold Ashanti Ghana Limited, the Dean of Obuasi Campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Dr. Richard Boamah and other lecturers from the campus.