Development of the national personnel is a continuous process in KPO. Professional competency is maintained and developed through the available system of training and skill improvement.
In 2020, KPO in cooperation with the PSA Authority approved the 2020-2025 Programme for Local Content Increase in Staff. The results achieved in the implementation of the previous programme were taken into account while developing the new one.
In 2020, 23 positions previously held by expatriate personnel were nationalised, 54 positions were abolished. Local employees made up 94 % of the total Company’s staff as of December 2020. In total, over 233 expatriate specialists were replaced with national employees and 239 positions held by expatriate employees were abolished in the period of 1999 — 2020. The breakdown by categories is presented below.
Increase of Local Content in KPO staff by categories of employees
RoQ legal requirements
Local content in staff
Executive management and their deputies, Department / Unit management
Professional staff / qualified workers
Additionally, in accordance with the goals set in this Programme, KPO keeps tracking the local content in contractors registered in the West Qazaqstan Oblast. In 2020, 43 companies provided their quarterly, biannual and annual Local Content in Staff reports. The Local Content in staff within these organizations made up to 79 % in the category ‘Executive management and their deputies Department / Unit management’ and
94 % in the category ‘Professional staff / Qualified workers’.