TCO is building a team that is able to meet the challenges of today, and in the future. To do this, TCO has a strong training and workforce development plan in place that includes technical, computer, managerial, interpersonal, organizational and language training. TCO has spent about $46 million over the last 10 years on its training programs.
TCO’s development programs have supported the advancement of employees to positions of increasing responsibility and skill. Tengizchevroil’s expatriate workforce is now below 13 percent, as Kazakhstani citizens hold 86 percent of TCO positions. Kazakhstani managers and supervisors hold 75 percent of TCO supervisor and manager positions. Over the last five years, 91 Kazakhstani citizens were placed in manager, supervisor and key technical position, replacing expatriates. Some examples of positions filled with Kazakhstani employees are general manager of Strategic Planning, tax manager, plant superintendent, treasury manager, supply chain group category manager, comptroller and environmental supervisor.
TCO’s success is rooted in the quality of our employees and contractors. We are committed to hiring employees from the communities in which we operate. We strive to provide a world-class, positive work environment and a strong benefits package that values the interests of our workforce. TCO continually improves our training programs to foster individual growth and the achievement of business goals.
TCO sends more than 200 people abroad each year for training in their specific disciplines and it provides international developmental work assignments for some talented employees.