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Training for modern plantations

PZ Wilmar operates approximately 26,500 hectares of oil palm plantations in Cross River State in Nigeria, providing direct employment to over 3,000 people. This makes the company the second largest employer in the state after the Nigerian Government.

To address the industry’s skills gap, PZ Wilmar started a training programme to equip new university graduates with modern plantation management skills. Recruits go through an intensive six month classroom and field training programme before joining the company at supervisory level. PZ Wilmar has also prioritised infrastructure development, as well as building and maintaining schools and medical facilities to benefit workers and local communities.