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Working at Ambatovy

At Ambatovy, we consider our employees -the Ambatovy family- to be at the heart of our company. Our performance as a company depends on respect for our employees, developing their skills, investing in their long-term well-being, and creating a positive spirit of teamwork. Ambatovy’s recruitment policy aims to attract, recruit, and retain top talent through competitive compensation packages that reward employee performance and commitment to Ambatovy’s vision and values. Workers’ health and safety is a top priority for Ambatovy and health and safety is on the agenda of every management meeting. Standards are set high and employees receive ongoing training and development.

Ambatovy has always pushed itself to be considered an employer of choice, making great efforts to attract, train, and develop talented individuals. Unlocking talent is important for our business, both to help develop the national talent pool and to help motivated individuals achieve new career milestones. Our culture, personality and environment are all shaped by what we do and who we are and we ask you to bring your skills, ambition and motivation daily to the workplace.Stuart Macnaughton, President

Recruitment Principles and Selection Process

Ambatovy is an equal opportunity employer that maintains strict confidentiality and values diversity in its recruitment process.

Ambatovy’s approach to recruitment is supported by a clear methodology that embraces transparency, equity, and fairness for all candidates. The selection process is as objective as possible and based on measurable criteria. Candidates are tested on their technical, behavioural, and linguistic abilities through a series of interviews.

By recruiting staff on a competitive basis, Ambatovy aims to:

  • Select the best candidates for each position;
  • Give priority to local candidates who possess the required skills and competencies;
  • Give preference to recent graduates for certain positions in maintenance and plant operations.

Local Recruitment Priority

Ambatovy is committed to maximizing national employment and developing a highly skilled local workforce capable of assuming roles with progressively greater responsibilities and technical requirements. Ambatovy strives to be recognized as an employer of choice in Madagascar, capable of attracting and retaining talent. Currently, Ambatovy employs approximately 10,000 employees and contractors: 90% of Ambatovy’s employees are Malagasy.

Ambatovy is also committed to hiring locally and has made it a priority to recruit qualified candidates from the areas surrounding Moramanga (Mine) and Toamasina (Plant Site) in order to maximize the economic benefits to communities near Ambatovy sites.

A project the size of Ambatovy means that a number of key positions require levels of expertise and experience that cannot currently be found in Madagascar. In these cases, it is necessary to recruit professionals from abroad. Skill transfer, on-the-job training, and mentoring are core activities that will, over time, ensure that Malagasy citizens hold management positions in Ambatovy.

Career Opportunities

Both individual and team contributions are recognized and valued at Ambatovy. Motivated and talented individuals will find real opportunities for professional development and long-term careers.

Ambatovy offers competitive remuneration and benefits packages that value employee performance and dedication.

Diversity & Equal Opportunity

The Operations phase involves a wide variety of trades and skilled laborers.

Ambatovy is committed to providing and maintaining equal opportunities for all job applicants, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation. By recruiting on a competitive basis, Ambatovy aims to select the best candidate for each job. While our goal is to boost local access to jobs, our policy is to offer positions to the best qualified candidate based on employment-related indicators. Recruitment is as objective as possible, following the principles of transparency and fairness.

In addition, all employees are expected to reject any form of discrimination or harassment, as explained in our code of conduct and employee handbook.