About Us

Careers and scholarships


We are proud to be the employer of choice for 23,000 employees in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.  We are the largest private sector employer in both countries. Our plantation operations based in Papua New Guinea offers an opportunity to live and work in one of the world’s most dynamic, socially and environmentally diverse developing nations. Our talent management strategy goes across the board, from our workers in the field on up to our executives and senior management. Our philosophy is quite simple: to attract, motivate, develop and engage talent towards becoming outstanding employees regardless of their position within the company. NBPOL is an equal opportunities employer.  We welcome and embrace diversity in our workplace and do not discriminate on any grounds.

Enquiries: jobs@nbpol.com


NBPOL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sime Darby Plantation Bhd. The philanthropic arm of Sime Darby is known as Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) http://www.yayasansimedarby.com

YSD began its international scholarship programme in Papua New Guinea in 2015, by offering promising students the chance to pursue tertiary education locally and in Malaysia. To date YSD has awarded scholarships to 21 PNG students.

Six new scholarships are now being offered. One will include a scholarship to an outstanding first year students at the PNG University of Technology (UNITECH) to pursue undergraduate studies at a top university in Malaysia for four years in the fields of mechanical or electrical engineering. The other five scholarships will be awarded to PNG students to pursue undergraduate and diploma studies at selected universities, including University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE), UNITECH, University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) and Divine Word University, in the fields of agriculture, engineering and human resources.

Applications are open from the 22nd November until 13th December 2019. Application forms can be obtained from all NBPOL HR offices, the links below or by emailing scholarships@nbpol.com

  1. International Scholarship Application Form

  2. Local Scholarship Application Form