Our approach to performance and development is designed to make sure each of us can learn, grow and strive to be better each day, and contribute to our success.

Performance & development

At South32, everyone is encouraged to develop their careers and seek out professional and personal opportunities to grow. We promote a lifelong approach to learning and support membership of professional associations and further education.

Our people are coached by their line manager through regular check-ins and feedback. From lead team members to frontline operational employees, everyone sets performance and development goals each year to improve effectiveness in their role and get the support needed to keep progressing.

A key priority is to develop our future talent. Our entry level programs include:

  • Graduate and Vacation Student programs, where people gain crucial technical, professional and personal experience
  • Traineeships providing local people with an opportunity to learn operational/ technical skills through an accredited training program within our operations
  • Mentoring programs leveraging the knowledge, skills and experience of our leaders at all levels, building capability and deep functional expertise across the business.

Leadership development

In keeping with our value of excellence, we’re committed to investing in our leaders and supporting them to be the best they can be. Our leaders set the tone for our organisation and we know what they role model underpins our business success. Because of this, we’ve invested more than AU$10 million in our leaders’ development in the last two years.

Our approach to Leadership Development starts with clarity. We make sure our leaders know what great leadership means at South32 and then we support leaders to build the skillsets and mindsets to make a positive impact every day.

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Inspiring the next generation

We're giving school students an opportunity to get real experience in our operations.

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Building the skills of the future

We're supporting local youth coding clubs in the South West of Western Australia.

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Our commended TEMCO women

Our people are recognised at awards for their contribution to diversity in the resources industry.

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