Kumul Petroleum Holdings Graduate Development Program 2023

The Papua New Guinea  Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL),  is now welcoming applications from graduates for their 2023 Graduate Development Program GDP.  

At Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL), you will find an empowering and rewarding work environment with meaningful career development, skill-building training programs and the opportunity to learn from the industry’s best.


Kumul Petroleum Holdings Graduate Program
Kumul Petroleum Holdings Graduate Program 2023 

About KPHL

  KPHL’s vision is to maximize the benefits from the country’s petroleum resources and use them to stimulate downstream gas processing, nationwide electrification, industrial development and grow the national economy.

  KPHL is more than just an oil & gas company, with commitments to developing PNG’s community – from their world-class training facility for developing juniors in technical and production disciplines; to rural electrification, renewable energy research, gas processing, major health support initiatives including funding to the nation’s cancer & heart disease services; and support of a number of sporting codes. 

  About KPHL’s GDP

  Kicking off in March 2023, the GDP runs for 1-2 years, and aims to develop young, enthusiastic Papua New Guinean professionals with their world-class program, providing a successful career path within their organisation.

  The GDP will give graduates the opportunity to work alongside a cadre of experienced professionals in the technical units and other business-support teams across KPHL. As a KPHL graduate, you will build practical/technical knowledge and skills across your respective role and the practices across the oil & gas industry. 

Areas of engagements

If you are a one of the graduates from the following areas, you can make your applications by following the link provided at the end of this post. 

  • Drilling Engineering 
  • Petroleum Engineering 
  • Project Engineering 
  • Civil engineering 
  • Geology 
  • Geophysics
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)
  • Finance & Accounting 


Eligibility Criteria

  • KPHL invites graduates to apply with the following criteria:
  • Have graduated (or are graduating in 2023) with a Bachelor’s degree in the required discipline, from a recognized institution in PNG or overseas. Applicants must be in their final year of study or have graduated within the last 3 years;
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above (as demonstrated in your most recent academic transcript). Or  excellent academic results in their final year of study;
  • Have a strong desire to learn and develop in their career;
  • Are motivated and able to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment;
  • Have no more than 2 years’ work experience;
  • Between 21 and 35 years’ old; and
  • Can provide a Police clearance  

If this sounds like you, and you are someone who is a team player, looking to jump start your career, apply today! Applications close Friday 13 January 2023

  How to apply:

  • Upload your resume outlining your cumulative GPA
  • Upload your covering letter stating your motivation for applying for your chosen discipline
  • Complete the application form in full and double check your application
  • Click 'Apply Now' to submit  

Follow the link  below to apply 


If you are not sure which discipline to choose, we encourage you to submit your application based on the discipline you would like to be considered for. KPHL is accepting graduates with a range of degrees, and all applications will be assessed equally according to the programme selection criteria.


What happens next?

  Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email confirming your application submission from the team at Peopleconnexion PNG. The team will review applications and inform you on the next stage of the process. Please note Peopleconnexion is managing the KPHL GDP applications, please do not contact KPHL directly at this stage.

Application Due date : Applications close Friday 13 January 2023

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