WA-based Future Institute of Australia has been awarded a $1m four-year contract to deliver nationally recognised Australian leadership training for up to 140 identified leaders at Centamin’s flagship asset, the Sukari gold mine in Egypt.

Centamin is an established gold producer with premium listings on both the London and Toronto stock exchange. It is the only modern-mechanised gold mine in Egypt, producing greater than 400,000oz per annum.

As of December 31, 2020, more than 95% of the Sukari workforce are Egyptian and 67% of the leadership positions are held by Egyptians. Centamin is committed to increasing this to 77% in 2022 by empowering its future leaders with the appropriate skills, knowledge, and capability to lead their teams.

It chose to partner with Future Institute of Australia to deliver on this initiative after going to market to find an experienced, reputable registered training organisation that could deliver proven, quality training internationally to adequately address the needs of these leaders.

Centamin identified current and future leaders at different levels across the Sukari mine including managers, superintendents, leading hands, and supervisors.

Three programs are currently under way, including the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management (for managers), BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (for superintendents), and a Non-Accredited Leadership Program (for leading hands and supervisors). All three programs have been heavily customised to Sukari’s values, behaviours, policies, and procedures.

Each program is being delivered virtually from Australia with highly experienced Australian facilitators. Some of the training material has been translated into Arabic and during each training session there are translators on location to assist the Australian Facilitators to maximise engagement.

After each session, each participant also attends a one-on-one coaching session with the facilitator to reinforce workplace application.