A core part of RBR's strategy in Mozambique is to provide skilled labour – both local and expatriate – to the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors. We will differentiate ourselves from the competition by addressing the challenges of local content. Specifically, RBR will establish facilities to medically screen local candidates for fitness to work, train them to be gainfully employed in the target industries, and house them in camp accommodation to ensure they present for work in a fit state (well rested, fed, dressed in PPE and transported to site). These outcomes will be achieved through RBR's three established subsidiaries: PacMoz, Futuro Skills and Futuro Medical.
PacMoz Lda,established three years ago and headquartered in Matola with additional offices in Maputo, Beira, Nacala and Pemba, was acquired by RBR in March 2015. PacMoz offers a broad suite of business support services including company registrations, permits and licences, Human Resources services (immigration, expatriate visas, recruitment, labour contracts and payroll), legal and financial services. These capabilities enable PacMoz to be the foundation which supports the other Mozambican business units. Recognition of PacMoz's capabilities in Mozambique is rapidly growing, especially amongst international companies looking to establish themselves in-country as the resources and oil & gas-driven activities accelerate.
Futuro Medical will be run with doctors who have extensive experience in the resources, oil & gas (onshore and offshore) and marine industries. The doctors are qualified to undertake pre-employment and periodic medical assessments for all levels of employee (labourers through to executives), monitor the full range of occupational health issues, manage workplace injuries, and deliver primary health services (such as vaccinations). We will also offer on-site medical support to select clients.
Futuro Skills will offer training aligned to Australian standards (consistent with world's best practice) both at the client's workplace and at their modern, safe and comfortable new Matola facility that simulates a real working environment, providing a hands-on learning experience. The managers/operators of the training centre are experienced training and development professionals from the Australian vocational training sector, with significant experience in the oil & gas and resources sectors in emerging economies. Their goal is to provide sustainable futures through connected and equitable learning opportunities.
A second facility is under construction on a 6-acre site in Pemba that will provide a fully-integrated skills training campus with pre-employment medical screening, on-site accommodation for 200 students, and a comprehensive training capability.
RBR aims to be the pre-eminent supplier of local labour and related services in Mozambique.