Programme for increasing local content in staff

Professional competency in KPO is maintained and developed through the system of continuous training and improvement of skills.

KPO continues implementing its 2015-2020 Programme for Increased Local Content in Staff, which is aimed at maximizing job opportunities for local communities and investing in local workforce.  In 2018, 12 positions previously held by expatriate personnel were nationalised, three positions were abolished. Local employees made up 92% of the total staff as of December 2018.

Overall, more than 190 expatriate specialists were replaced with national employees and 180 positions held by expatriate employees were abolished during the 1999 – 2018 period.

Implementation of the KPO Plan for Increased Local Content in Staff in 2018



RoK Legal requirement



Executive management and their deputies, Department / Unit management

Minimum 74%



Professional staff / Qualified workers

Minimum 92%


The ratio for national and expatriate workforce in KPO organisation in 2016-2018 is presented in the following graph:

In accordance with the goals set in the Programme for Increasing Local Content in Staff, KPO keeps the track of the local content in contractors registered in the West Kazakhstan Oblast. In 2018, KPO conducted monitoring in 47 companies on a quarterly, biannual, and annual basis.