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