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Jul 14, 2020
How Defence does it – education

How Defence does it – education

Mining and Defence have a lot in common. Both can be technical exercises, both require high levels of skills and enormous logistics. Like mining, the action for soldiers, sailors and air force members is very rarely close to home. In the second of this series we look at the services offered to ADF families to help educate children. What can the mining industry learn? Defence recognis...

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Jun 11, 2020
Resources Centre of Excellence ready to roll

Resources Centre of Excellence ready to roll

The $7 million Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence is on track for its planned official opening next month. Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick today inspected the finishing touches at the centre, jointly funded by the State Government and Mackay Regional Council. He said the facility would ensure the Mackay region remained one of the world’s best sources for mining expertise and innovation...

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Jun 08, 2020
Mining growth to lead recovery

Mining growth to lead recovery

Miners and the supply chain were expecting to increase staff numbers post COVID19. The Queensland government was also called out for praise in its handling of the pandemic. That’s all in the new ‘state of the sector’ report released by the Queensland Resources Council. A survey of the State’s top resource leaders in May found strong momentum towards employment growth ov...

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Jun 02, 2020
Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

New career opportunities across regional communities are available with applications open for Glencore’s 2021 Apprenticeship Program. 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 appr...

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May 28, 2020
Applications open for BMA apprenticeships

Applications open for BMA apprenticeships

Applications have opened for the 2021 BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) apprenticeship program. BMA has not revealed how many new apprentices it will be taking on next year, but the numbers are expected to be around the same as this year’s bumper intake of 56. The 2020 cohort included people from Central and North Queensland including Moranbah, the greater Mackay area, Blackwater, and Dys...

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May 26, 2020
Adani opens doors to engineering graduates

Adani opens doors to engineering graduates

Adani and the CQUniversity have launched a new engineering graduate program to build mining industry skills. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said the program would provide jobs for six graduates and preference would be given to Central Queensland and North Queensland residents. “I started my career as a mining engineer and have benefited greatly from the opportunities the min...

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Mar 16, 2020
Old-timer on show as port development pushes ahead

Old-timer on show as port development pushes ahead

A D6 dozer, dating back to 1947, has found new digs at the East Shore 1B precinct at Port of Gladstone in a nod to the site’s industrial history. The dozer will be on permanent display at the precinct and has been refurbished to replicate the bulldozers that were used at the Auckland Point Coal Terminal during the 1950s. Gladstone Ports Corporation acting chief executive officer Craig Walk...

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