21 JUNE 2019
We’ve awarded scholarships to five female engineering students
We’re committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace and attracting the most talented people.
That’s why we’ve awarded scholarships to five female engineering students from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to help support their development throughout their studies.
Through these scholarships, the students receive mentoring by our employees, opportunities for site visits, work experience and potential employment upon graduation.
In February 2019, the students - who are studying a range of engineering disciplines - visited our Illawarra Metallurgical Coal operation and toured the Appin control room, Illawarra Coal Mission Control Centre and West Cliff Coal Preparation Plant.
They were also given the opportunity to hear from Illawarra Metallurgical Coal Vice President Operations, Jason Economidis, and other employees.
Speaking after the visit, Prima Sutandyo, an electrical and biomedical student at UNSW said she was now more aware of the importance of mining in our everyday lives.
She added: “After talking to people at Illawarra Coal, I realise how important mining is as it provides the raw materials for our cars, phones and all the things we really can’t live without in our society.”
Similar opportunities have also been rolled out at other locations with our Cerro Matoso operation in Colombia offering 86 scholarships to people from the surrounding area to help them to complete their studies.
In Mozambique, our Mozal Aluminum operation has awarded 20 scholarships for female engineering students at Eduardo Mondlane and 40 scholarships for girls in secondary technical education.