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Apprenticeships Up For Grabs At Glencore Mining

Apprenticeships up for grabs at Glencore mining

A number of new apprenticeships are up for grabs across the country with mining giant Glencore.

It’s some good news during the coronavirus crisis which has seen millions of Australians join unemployment queues. 

Further, they will provide opportunities for young jobseekers who are finding it difficult to find employment as a result of the pandemic.

Apprenticeships up for grabs in a range of areas

Glencore is one of Australia’s largest natural resource sector employers.

As a result, it is offering the in-house apprenticeships in a range of trades.

For example:

  • plumbing,
  • carpentry,
  • electrical,
  • mechanical,
  • fabrication
  • and diesel fitting.

They will subsequently join 450 trainees who are already working across its copper, zinc and coal operations.

Similarly, heavy equipment company Hastings Deering and BHP Mitsubishi have launched apprenticeship programs this year.

Glencore human resources spokesperson Jodie Hope says:

“We focus on local talent in the regional communities where we operate in places like Mount Isa, Cloncurry, the Bowen Basin and broader Mackay region in Queensland; the Hunter Valley, Mudgee and Cobar in New South Wales; and McArthur River Mine in the Northern Territory.”

Aleisha McCallum is a first year mechanical apprentice at Glencore’s Clermont Coal Mine in central Queensland.

Apprenticeships offer opportunities for jobseekers

Ms Hope says Glencore provides opportunities for young people to earn while they learn.

In addition, they benefit from constant interaction and mentoring from some of the best in the business.

“There is no doubt that this year has brought significant challenges, including for large numbers of jobseekers,” she said. 

“As Australians look ahead to rebuilding the economy and working safely in a COVID-19 environment, we believe that supporting people to develop a meaningful and well-paid career is more important than ever.”

Finally, those interested can send applications for Glencore’s apprenticeship program during the following dates:

  • Glencore Coal: 21 May to 21 June 2020
  • Glencore Copper and Zinc: 1 July to 31 July 2020



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