BHP Mitsubishi Alliance launching new careers
BMA has launched a recruitment campaign for 67 accredited traineeships, meanwhile 60 new apprentices started their BMA journeys on site.
This apprentice intake is the largest group to date with locals from Moranbah, Dysart, Greater Mackay, Blackwater and Emerald as well as Central and Northern Queensland.
The group completed their Work Readiness Program at Emerald TAFE, before heading off to their respective sites for the first time on Monday to get hands-on experience in their chosen fields.
The accredited trainees will build qualifications and skills in the disciplines of Resource Processing, Surface Extraction, Laboratory Skills, Business Administration, Mine Scheduling and Warehousing.
Together, these opportunities have created 127 employment pathways for the Bowen Basin’s next generation of miners.
Nathan Deguara, Maintenance Manager at BMA’s Blackwater mine said welcoming the new apprentices to the business and kicking off recruitment for the trainees are milestones worth celebrating.
“It was fantastic to see our biggest intake of apprentices to date,” he said. “What’s even more exciting is another 67 individuals will have the opportunity to join BMA as trainees within the next few months. I was especially proud to meet the eight apprentices who are joining our team, and excited to learn that 25 of the future trainees are destined for Blackwater mine too.”
Blackwater local, Zoe Hodkin, started a Diesel Fitter apprenticeship at BMA’s Blackwater mine. After spending two years as a BMA contractor trades assistant, Zoe found a passion for mining and found it to be the opportunity of a lifetime.
“It was a lightbulb moment for me when I realised that I really love this industry and that completing this apprenticeship is an opportunity of a lifetime,” she said. “Of course, you do have doubts, where you think I don’t know if I can do this – but then you have to give it 100% and just go for it.”
The apprentices have completed a three-week work readiness program at Emerald TAFE to equip them with the skills required to work at mine sites, with a heavy emphasis on safety.
Following the trainee recruitment campaign, the successful applicants will undergo a similar work readiness program before commencing the 24-month traineeship.
BHP and BMA have a long history of investing in skills and training, as well as creating pathways and employment opportunities for the next generation of miners.
Newmont: sustainable and responsible mining
Newmont recently launched its 2020 Annual Sustainability Report, part of the suite of reports on the Company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in key areas that include health, safety and security, human rights, the environment, social acceptance, governance, and inclusion and diversity.
Tom Palmer, President & CEO, Newmont:
“As we celebrate our 100th year, Newmont’s commitment to sustainable and responsible mining has never been stronger. Our sustainability report provides a comprehensive review of our safety, environmental and social performance,” said Newmont’s President & CEO Tom Palmer.
“With this report we offer a transparent review of how we work toward making a positive difference in the lives of our employees, stakeholders, business partners and host communities around the world.”
Highlights of Newmont’s 2020 Sustainability Report:
- Commitment to health and safety: Achieved the best safety and financial performance in the Company’s history. Investments in our Fatality Risk Management program and a focus on the critical controls that prevent fatalities resulted in Newmont reducing potentially significant events and achieving the lowest injury rate in its history.
- Response to COVID-19: Activated the Company’s Rapid Response program to preserve the health and safety of the workforce, host and nearby Indigenous communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Newmont’s COVID-19 Global Community Support Fund, the Company has supported communities’ management and recovery from the pandemic in three key areas of need: workforce and community health, food security, and local economic resilience.
- Addressing climate change: Furthered Newmont’s commitment to environmental stewardship by announcing industry-leading climate change targets of more than a 30 percent reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions and a 30 percent reduction in Scope 3 missions by 2030, with an ultimate aspiration of being net zero carbon by 2050. Newmont has committed $500 million over the next five years to support efforts to meeting these goals.
- Continued value sharing: Newmont continued to play an important role in creating economic value in host communities and jurisdictions, contributing $7.7 billion in economic value for its workforce, host communities and jurisdictions through wages and benefits, operating costs, capital spend, royalties, and taxes. This also includes spending $3.9 billion with local and national suppliers and investing $20.5 million in community projects and providing ongoing opportunities for local and Indigenous employment.
Newmont’s sustainability efforts continue to be recognised by several leading independent organizations:
- Recognized as top-ranked gold miner for the sixth consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) while continuing to be recognized as the top mining company on FORTUNE’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies;
- Earned a score of “A-“ from CDP for the CDP Climate assessment, reflecting the coordinated action on climate issues;
- Listed as 6th overall and the top mining company in 3BL’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens;
- Achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equity Index for the Company’s work in creating an inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+ employees, and was included in Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for Newmont’s efforts to advance women in the workplace; and
- Ranked as the top gold miner in Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2020 and as the second most transparent company in the S&P 500.
Newmont aligns with ICMM's Mining Principles' Performance Expectations
Newmont’s 2020 Sustainability Report is written in accordance with the GRI Standards Core option, the GRI Mining and Metals Sector Supplement, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Metals and Mining protocol, and is externally assured. Additionally, this report aligns with two new disclosure frameworks, ICMM’s Mining Principles’ Performance Expectations and the World Gold Council’s Responsible Gold Mining Principles.
The report continues to demonstrate Newmont’s commitment to transparency and accountability on its most material sustainability topics. To support the investment community in their understanding of the report, and to provide decision-useful information for stakeholders, Newmont will be hosting a webcast on July 8 to discuss the contents of its suite of sustainability reports. The full 2020 Sustainability Report, along with the ESG data tables and a comprehensive GRI/SASB content index, is available for download on Newmont’s website.
Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical expertise. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.