Tenaga Nasional Berhad or TNB, as we know it, is the largest electric utility and energy company in Malaysia having an employee size of close to 30,000 people to date. Their flagship service is the generation, transmission and distribution systems which serves a customer base of more than 7 million users.
Additionally, the company is also involved in the manufacturing of transformers, high voltage switchgears and cables, providing professional consultancy services, civil and electrical engineering works, architectural, property development, and research and development (R&D) work, mostly carried out through its subsidiaries.
Tenaga serves most of the customers in Peninsular Malaysia, and part of eastern Sabah (Sabah also has Sabah Electricity while Sarawak’s electricity is mainly supplied by Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation – SESCO).
Looking at their most recent financial result (TNB’s annual report 2007), which has shown steady increase in revenue, there’s every reason people can look forward to working with the company (Some also believe otherwise, especially when government linked companies are concerned – the choice is up to you). Tenaga, in the recent years, is also a recipient of multiple awards, which include the 2007 awards as follow:
The only energy company in Asian short listed in the 5 finalists of Power Company of The Year in 2007 by Platts Global Energy Awards
Best Investor Relation in Asiamoney’s Awards
Silver Award winner to TNB’s Engineer Mr. Sazali Abdul Karim at the International Product and New Technique Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland
Gold Award for Best Emerging Contact Center, by the Contact Center Association of Malaysia
Malaysia’s runner up for Best CFO by Finance Asia
Applying for Jobs in TNB
TNB provides a career page, where interested applicants can submit their application through the form provided by the company. The job application form is called Form 188 D and if the name does not sound terrible for you, the application form itself is in the Excel format. Transferring information from your resume may therefore be potentially time consuming. However, since my brother-in-law recently was accepted as an Engineer with TNB using the form, I guess this is one way that works.
The form is divided into 4 different parts, namely: the Position Applied, list of Employment History, Essay section, and General Information. While the first section (Position Applied) and the last (General Information) won’t be too much of a hassle to fill up, the Employment History and the Essay sections will definitely take up most of your time.
The essay asks you to ‘briefly describe about your personality, strengths and weaknesses in not more 200 words’. Based on the number of words required, the essay should not take more than 1 hour of your time to complete.
You can download TNB’s application form here. Upon completing your form, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can visit TNB Career Page here.