Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices
With almost 450 apprentices already working across its Australian coal, copper and zinc operations, Glencore is now looking for next year’s new recruits.
“We’re proud to be one of Australia’s largest natural resource sector employers that offers in-house apprenticeships,” regional human resources lead Jodie Hope said.
“Our program supports a variety of trades, including electrical, mechanical, fabrication, plumbing, carpentry and diesel fitting.
“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.”
Cameron McCartney – pictured above – is a final-year electrical apprentice at Mount Isa Mines.
He said he had been accepted into Glencore’s Indigenous Employment Program after working in Brisbane in a job he didn’t enjoy.
“This was the start of a very different career path for me and I haven’t looked back,” he said.
“For me, this apprenticeship has provided financial stability and independence. I believe that adversity presents opportunities, and coupled with my perseverance and determination to succeed, I’ve been able to excel.”
• Glencore Coal: 21 May to 21 June 2020
• Glencore Copper and Zinc: 1 July to 31 July 2020
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