People

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At Kentech we understand that people are our power. We ask. We listen. We nurture. We respond.

People are central to everything we do at Kentech. We are a global company guided by family values. Our gobal family includes our 4,000-strong workforce but extends beyond to their friends and families, the communities we work in, our partners and, of course, at the centre of it all, our clients.

Community & localisation

We are also committed to giving back to the communities we operate in. We combine the training, upskilling and development of knowledgeable local workforces with global experts to create a formidable team of happy, long-serving employees that literally goes to the ends of the earth for our clients, and each other. With the addition of a network of local partners and supply chain, we are proud to support a lasting legacy to the communities in which we work.

  • 4,000 people working across the globe
  • 44 nationalities
  • 17 countries
  • 100 years of heritage

Diversity & inclusion

We think globally and hire locally. Our team is made up of more than 40 nationalities, located over six continents, creating a uniquely diverse team of talented and dedicated men and women, working together to deliver excellence every day. We are committed to recruiting from the communities we operate in and our National Development Plans have increased the local employee proportion to over 95% in some regions.

85%

average local employment rate

100%

of our employees in Azerbaijan are Azerbaijani

93%

of our employees in Kazakhstan are Kazakh

82%

of our employees in Russia are Russian

K2 Awards & Recognition

We understand that consistent, empowered choices to do things the right way is what makes health, safety and the promotion of the environment happen. We see our people making the right choices every day and know the importance of acknowledging them. The Cynthia Francis Life Improvement Grant is designed to do just that. The winner of our peer-nominated K2 Award and Recognition program is rewarded for delivering on the K2 Philosophy and demonstrating integrity in action. Nilo Ferolino, an Instrument Technician from Sakhalin Island, chose to use his grant to install solar panels on the roof of his house in the Philippines.

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Giving & just causes

From helping to build an orphanage in Indonesia, to delivering food parcels to disadvantaged communities in Kazakhstan, our teams are encouraged to care, listen and contribute wherever we can. Our commitment to care and deliver means we also offer a ‘Sunshine Day’ to each of our employees. This is a day out of the year where they are encouraged to volunteer for just causes in their local community.

Health & wellbeing

We are family. This belief is the core central belief of our culture. We look after each other, care for each other and support each other. Trust, respect and empathy and treating each other as you would wish to be treated is the Kentech way. We are committed to cultivating mental health, strength and wellness in all forms through regular discussion, risk assessment, and strategic training.

We offer a professional Emotional Support service available via International SOS to all of our people and throughout 2020 will be focused on training a series of Mental Health First Aiders across all our operations.

Read more on this initiative here.

Addressing the connectivity challenge

How do we ensure our culture and best practices are communicated and embraced by such a large, diverse and globally spread family? First, it helps that our culture is based in universally human principles that resonate across cultural and geographical boundaries. We then take advantage of progressive technology to connect our people all across the world. Our employee engagement app K²nectUs, powered by Workvivo, is a global communications platform that can be used on any mobile and in any language. It breaks down barriers, helps everyone communicate in real time, allows us to share information, experience and good practice, and promotes a spirit of unity and common purpose across the business.

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"I chose to join Kentech because of the many international projects which really interested me. Now I have joined, I realize I have that and it's in a company where my professional input is valued and my voice is heard."

Almas Nagashaybayev, HSE Manager, Kazakhstan

"Kentech is a company where the family-like culture empowers you to do your best work everyday, you always ask yourself 'How can I contribute and make a difference?'. This is a company where the managers are rooting for you, they want the best for you and want you to grow with them."

Somiya Mehta, Talent & Communications Admin