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Providing meaningful employment opportunities

10 JULY 2019

Providing meaningful employment opportunities

Worsley Alumina is providing meaningful employment opportunities for local Indigenous residents in the South West of Australia, with its Indigenous Traineeship Program.

The two-year Program is a partnership with the Wirrpanda Foundation and provides a unique experience to combine on and off the job training while working in a challenging and innovative environment.

Ethan Morrison and Tanya Lane recently commenced traineeship positions within the Drill and Blast team and will learn a range of new skills including how to operate drill rigs and gain experience as blast operators.

Speaking on her experience, Tanya said she hopes to be a strong role model for other Indigenous people in the community and is excited about the career opportunities once the traineeship is completed.

“The role is a great opportunity to learn new things, meet new people and pursue a career in the mining industry”

The training and work-based learning will conclude in the achievement of a nationally recognised qualification of Certificate II in Drilling Operations.

South32 is a proud partner of the Wirrpanda Foundation, a not-for profit organisation which aims to lead the provision of education and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. For more information on the Wirrpanda Foundation click here.


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On the right, Ethan Morrison.


Tanya Lane on the hose pumping product in the drill holes for blasting.