JT and Evolution team up to get young jobseekers over the line
The partnership will be implemented in September at four of the gold company’s operations – Mt Carlton (pictured above) and Cracow in Queensland, Cowal in NSW and Mungari in WA – with a view to potentially extending the programs to other operations in future years.
The partnership, while promoting job vacancies and training opportunities, will also assist local and Indigenous participants by preparing them to be job ready, building self-confidence and developing skills in resume writing, job interviewing skills and submitting job applications.
“We are committed to maximising local and Indigenous employment opportunities wherever possible,” Evolution Mining group manager for external and Indigenous relations Anika McManus said.
“And we are excited about our partnership with the JTAcademy as their programs will help remove some of the barriers we identified that were preventing some locals from applying for roles.
“Supporting people in the communities in which we operate to competitively apply for jobs, not just with us, but with any company, will benefit both the community and Evolution.
“Targeted training and support around writing job applications, compiling a resume and, importantly, having the confidence to attend and succeed in a job interview, will help more people access available jobs and to have fulfilling careers.”
Johnathan Thurston, managing director of the JTAcademy said such partnerships went a long way to equipping Indigenous youth with the skills and confidence needed to apply for work.
“Our partnership with Evolution Mining has enormous potential to create great employment and training opportunities, which can help to significantly increase the options available for youth in regional Australia. And that’s exciting to us,” he said.
“This aligns perfectly with everything we stand for and we thank Evolution for coming on board and helping us achieve this.”