23 March 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos — A leading indigenous energy services company, Nigerdock, has emerged the only one in its market to be listed among the Best 100 companies to work for in Nigeria, according to Jobberman’s latest ranking.
Nigerdock was ranked 87th on the recently released list of companies adjudged and recognised as best employers of labour in Nigeria.
In the Jobberman ranking, oil and gas companies such as Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Total emerged in the 5th, 16th, 21st and 36th positions respectively. The 3rd Annual Jobberman ‘Best 100 companies To Work For’ focused on identifying, recognising and celebrating top employers in Nigeria, as rated by employees and professionals.
Commenting on Jobberman’s ranking, Joy Okebalama, the Group Corporate Affairs Director, Jagal (the parent company of Nigerdock), noted that the company earned the recognition due to its core values of leadership, excellence, accountability and dynamism and an unparalleled focus on its employees and their capacity development.
She said, “While we are positioned to deliver world class services at our state-of-the-art facility, within a fully integrated industrial free zone, we always give priority to safety, well-being and continual development of our workforce. We are above all committed to their health, safety, living environment and developing their capacity.
“In terms of building capacity for our workers, Nigerdock’s Training and Development Academy provides the highest quality needs-based training that impacts on our service delivery and contributes to local content development.
“Sometimes our trainees arrive barely educated, but we transform them through our training programme which equips them to become qualified and accredited professionals with exposure to world class standards. Nigerdock is committed to ensure the highest levels of international competencies are achieved and hence is accredited to City and Guilds, Nigerian Institute of Welders and several other comparable vocational education accreditation bodies,” she explained.
“To date, the Nigerdock training academy has trained over 6,000 personnel in a range of skills including Project Management, Quality, Occupational Health and Safety, Welding, Fitting, Painting and Coating, Machining, Lifting and Rigging and Scaffolding and when they graduate they become highly-sought after.
Nigerdock, a member of Jagal Energy, is the leading indigenous integrated support hub for the oil and gas industry providing: World-class Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) capability, the largest ship repair facility in West Africa and major logistics and base services without parallel in the Lagos area.
Located at the Snake Island Integrated Free Zone (SIIFZ), Lagos, Nigerdock is a self-sufficient facility that provides safe and standard working environment for employees. It offers access to 24-hour health care, power supply, world-class Internet connectivity, state of the art offices and accommodations, recreational facility and high-quality meals, all provided at affordable rates.
According to Jobberman, the ranking provides insight to job seekers on the companies they should have their eyes on, for employment and career growth, as well as providing opportunities for business prospecting.