Base Titanium’s employment system is a key component of the overall philosophy designed to deliver on commitments to maximise employment opportunities and project benefits to local communities.
Our Employment Policy together with our workplace systems sets out the culture, framework and guidelines that govern our employment practices.
We are committed to maximising benefits to local communities by giving preference to project affected applicants and those residing in the immediate environs of the mine and assigning progressively lower priorities to those living further away.
The recruitment procedure is designed to be consistent and transparent in order to provide equity and build trust with the community, but without compromising on the need to meet job requirements. The purpose is to guide the recruitment process and provide a benchmark against which compliance can be measured.
The system complies with Kenyan employment legislation as well as the following international standards and guidelines:
- The Equator Principles.
- International Finance Corporation Performance Standards.
- The World Bank Group Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines.
- International Labour Organisation standards as ratified by the Government of Kenya.
During the construction phase, over 1,300 employees were drawn from the local communities by contractors who were required to recruit through Base Titanium’s database created under its Labour Recruitment and Influx Management Plan.
Currently, in the operational phase, some 870 people are employed, both directly by Base Titanium and by outsourced service provider contractors. In line with prioritising recruitment from project affected and local communities, 60% of all employees are sourced from Kwale County.
The distribution map below shows how employees are drawn from a series of concentric “fences” starting around the mine site. The fencing system and design were determined in conjunction with project stakeholders as follows:
- Fence 1 – communities directly affected by the mining lease, access road and power transmission line
- Fence 2 – villages immediately surrounding the project
- Fence 3 – localities and major centres neighbouring the project and the host resettlement site
- Fence 4 – the remainder of Kwale County
- Fence 5 – the remainder of the Kenya coast
- Fence 6 – the remainder of Kenya
- Fence 7 – international
When recruiting for skilled positions that are unlikely to be filled locally, Base Titanium utilises an online application process to ensure fairness and transparency.
Only applicants completing the online application process will be considered.
All vacancies for skilled positions are advertised online (See job vacancy listing and apply) and interested applicants should complete the application by the specified closing date.
If you do not find a vacancy that matches your skill set, but possess other skills and are interested in seeking a position, you may register your interest by creating your profile, which will be stored in our database for matching against future opportunities.