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We aspire to be a high performing meritocracy with a diverse, inclusive
and highly competent workforce.

A leading and diverse workforce in the natural gas industry.

Our aim is to attract and retain people who are innovative, diverse and highly competent, and see them develop their careers with us. We value our role in building STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers in the oil and gas industry.

We have industry leading development programs in place that support our people to create a career at Santos. There are no ‘one size fits all’ leadership pathways. We offer opportunities for career advancement for all of our people, whether they are engineers, system operators, supervisors or environmental analysts.

Read more about our approach to people and culture, and our progress towards achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, in the 2021 Sustainability Report.

Case study: Timor-Leste graduate foundational skills training and internship program

Santos is proud of the work we do in Timor-Leste. Since 2014, together with the Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM), two intakes of a training and internship program have been completed. The program provides Timorese university graduates with the opportunity to gain valuable technical and on-the-job experience in the oil and gas industry.

The program is run in two phases. Phase one includes a six month training course that covers English language development, business skills and learning the foundations of the oil and gas industry. Phase two involves a twelve month internship, where interns are placed in Santos departments in Perth, Darwin or Dili to develop technical and business skills, and acquire real industry experience.

In the most recent intake, seven of the trainees who completed phase one were selected to join phase two.

In June 2019, following completion of phase one of the program, Santos and the ANPM hosted an industry engagement session that was attended by approximately 21 local Timor-Leste companies. This enabled the phase one graduates to promote their skills and experiences to prospective Timor-Leste employers. A further session was held in December 2020, following completion of phase two and the internship opportunities.

  • Since 2014, 25 Timorese graduates have completed the program, with 44 per cent (eleven) of the graduates being female.

Following from the first intake, over 80 per cent of graduates are employed either directly or indirectly in the oil and gas industry. The remaining graduates have gone on to pursue opportunities such as a Fulbright scholarship and teaching positions.

Timor-Leste internship program graduates.