The Australian mining industry could be heading towards a healthy stage of growth, however there remains the need for skilled workers.
The industry’s future will rely on an efficient, skilled and suitably sized workforce - and focus is shifting to the next generation of workers to rise to that challenge.
Newmont has raised the bar on its commitment to inclusion with employees now eligible to receive 26 weeks paid parental leave, and 10 days domestic violence leave, a significant increase from the previous 14 weeks paid parental leave and five days unpaid domestic violence leave.
Working alongside its local community is at the forefront for Newcrest Mining Limited, one of the world’s largest gold mining companies, with a recent economic baseline study undertaken with the Martu people providing direction for their Telfer community programs.
Saracen Mineral Holdings is funding the start-up of Netball WA's Shooting Stars program in Leonora, which uses netball to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls to engage in school.
Jonah Bennett has shown Newcrest colleagues he’s ready to accept his latest challenge, as Telfer’s first Martu apprentice. Jonah is from the Bidyadanga community, located on the Kimberley coast, and first began working for Newcrest at the Telfer site in late 2015.
Northern Star Resources and the Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance (GEMIA) partnered to bring the Goldfields Career Expo to Kalgoorlie-Boulder students and the wider community in May.
Starting out as fresh-faced graduates, Holly Clark and David Perkin could not believe their luck when they started work at Sunrise Dam. Living proof that hard work pays off, both Holly and David are now in superintendent positions.
Northern Star Resources Limited has recently expanded its highly successful fee for service (FFS) Aboriginal Ranger employment program to its Kalgoorlie operations.
Operating at the Company’s Jundee mine since 2012, the Ranger FFS model engages Aboriginal people as environmental experts and to provide core environmental compliance services to Northern Star mining and exploration programs.