Trade opportunities abound with Glencore
Applications close on August 8 for Glencore Queensland Metals’ 2022 Apprenticeship Program.
The successful applicants will start work in January next year at Glencore’s mineral operations in North-West Queensland, living locally in Mount Isa and Cloncurry.
“Queenslanders who gain these opportunities will be part of a world-leading resources sector that is central to our ongoing economic recovery,” Mr Stewart said.
“Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to gain valuable experience in fields that are in demand nationally – like refrigeration and electrical trades.”
Queensland Metals already employs 186 apprentices across its North Queensland operations.
Queensland Metals human resources group manager Clint Milner said the comprehensive four-year apprenticeship program provided new recruits with the skills to build a successful career in their chosen trade.
“Apprentices have the opportunity to rotate across different areas of the business from mining to processing and smelting, allowing them to gain broader exposure to our operations and advance their knowledge and skills,” he said.
“Tradespeople play a critical role in our day-to-day operations at Queensland Metals, and it is extremely rewarding to welcome so many enthusiastic apprentices each year, especially when they come from the North-West region and we can assist in developing our local talent.”
Glencore’s regional human resource lead Jodie Hope said 67 first-year apprentices and 51 graduates started their careers across Glencore sites this year, many of them from regional communities where the company operates.
“Glencore employs 8,590 people across the state at our operations generating $8 billion in total economic value,” Ms Hope said.
“We’re proud that we have been able to continue hiring and providing exciting and well-paid jobs to support Queensland’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Many of our Australian leaders began their careers as apprentices or graduates and have progressed their careers to senior management in our organisation.”
Mr Stewart said careers in the resources sector offer mobility across sites as well as long-term security, because the world will need Australia’s resources for decades to come.
“That’s particularly the case in the North-West Minerals Province as the Palaszczuk Government continues to work with industry in identifying and developing new economy minerals vital for 21 century technology like batteries and renewable energy,” he said.
Below: Robbie Pittis and Tina Bishop are both completing their apprenticeship through Queensland Metals.