Training and development programs that cover all areas of business and personnel categories are implemented in the Company’s group on a regular basis in order to ensure the necessary level of development of competencies and qualifications of personnel.
The principle of active learning has been introduced in the Company, where 70 % of training is on the job training through projects, new areas of responsibility, special tasks, etc., 20 % – training through consulting and mentoring, and only 10 % – formal training through participation in seminars, trainings and courses. A key emphasis in the training process is placed on the continuity and consistency of training, as well as responsibility of each employee for personal self-development. The analysis of the need for training in the Company is built on the basis of annual employees’ assessment results.
Over 14,900 people across the Company’s group completed training in 2016, investments in training and development of personnel across the Company’s group amounted to 0.8 % of payroll.
As before, certification of personnel according to internationally recognized training programs remains a priority in training. So, this year the Company’s employees completed training under certification programs in the field of occupational safety and health (NEBOSH IGC), on preparation of ц reports on sustainable development, on risk management ISO 31,000, on information security ISO 27001: 2013. ACCA, CIMA P1 / P2, CFA, DipIFR training programs are implemented for the employees of financial and economic unit of the Company’s group.
To improve the level of English and Kazakh language proficiency, languages courses both in groups and individually are carried out in the Company’s group.
Professional training of employees in the Company’s group is carried out without interruption from job through training and induction of newly hired employees by mentors, training in the workplace in the form of technical and special study sessions, special purpose courses, etc., as well as on the basis of own training centers of “Almaty Power Plants” JSC, “Almaty Zharyk Company “ JSC,” “Bogatyr Komir” LLP, which is aimed at obtaining of higher qualification and / or improving the level of knowledge and skills by employees.
“Moynak HPP” JSC established a training room with mock-ups of hydropower plant facilities clearly demonstrating the operation of all hydro units and other hydraulic equipment, video equipment for demonstrating and visual teaching the operation of hydropower plant as a whole. Training facility with personal computers for training of power unit operators is available at “Ekibastuz SDPP-1 named after B.Nurzhanov” LLP.
Mandatory training on occupational health and safety, fire safety is conducted annually for employees of the Company’s group.
Average hours of training per employee per annum, by category of employees
|No.||Personnel category||Total headcount as of the end of 2016||Number of training hours for 2016||Average training hours per employee/year|
|2.||Office and management personnel||1,632||109,282||66.9|
|№||Personnel category||Total headcount as of the end of 2015||Number of training hours for 2015||Average training hours per employee/year|
|2.||Office and management personnel||1,661||27,482||16.5|