The 17, including one female, joined the company on Tuesday. They will be stationed at the company’s Basamuk Refinery Plant.
They are Francis Sakato, Max Kambase, Dehu Nelson, Raymond Enep, Michael Allen, Kopa Omega, Jayson Iyap, Florence Onglugo, Tim Walker, Peter Roy, Hillary Suruka, Benson Kuri, Kelo Yomapisi, John Benny Gul, Douglas Kamane, Harvey Kala and Fidelis Fohonaro.
Human resources general manager Ding Hongyu said the company was happy to recruit the graduates to work in the Basamuk refinery with locals and expatriate mine workers.
He said the company needed new ideas and skills.
“We need educated employees to come and join us and grasp knowledge and skills very easily,” Ding said.
He said the graduates would pass on what they had learnt in their fields of studies to their colleagues.
This would also help local employees improve their skills, he said.
“They are the potential managers of this project,” Ding said.
“Despite the fall in nickel price in the world market, we still try our best to recruit graduates and provide employment opportunities to them.”
The lone female recruit, Florence Onglugo, said it was a privilege to work with the company.
Onglugo thanked Ramu NiCo for the opportunity, saying she looked forward to the challenges.
She will be working at the Acid Plant department.