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.
Technological innovations have triggered industry transformations throughout the ages – most notably by the increasing implementation of autonomous vehicles, from mine site haul trucks to mine-to-port ore trains.
According to EY’s recent report, traditional mining jobs are being redesigned by the introduction of new technologies across all levels of the industry.
The Gold Industry Group had the pleasure of sitting down with Jeff Brown, Principle of Innovation and Technology at Northern Star Resources to talk about all things innovation, and a more detailed perspective on one element - preparing for an automated future.