Glencore is set to add to the hundreds of mining graduates, apprentices, and trainees across its Australian operations as recruitment for the 2024 apprenticeship programs kicks off.
As one of the nation’s largest mining companies, Glencore offers apprenticeship programs for school leavers, university graduates and people of all ages looking for a well-paid and rewarding career in one of the country’s most vital sectors.
Head of Corporate Affairs for Glencore in Australia, Cassandra McCarthy said that they are proud of the contribution that Glencore makes to Australia.
“What we do matters,” Cassandra said.
“Last year Glencore provided work for over 18,000 people and contributed $20 billion to the national economy.
“Glencore has a world class coal business and our eleven coal operations across the Hunter Valley and Mid-West New South Wales are accepting applications until 18 June 2023.
“We have welcomed almost 800 people into the coal and minerals sector including, 192 graduates, 403 apprentices and 188 trainees currently working across Glencore’s Australian operations.
“Our programs allow people to build exciting careers guided by some of the best in the business, all while earning a very good wage.”
Glencore is offering opportunities in electrical, auto electrical, diesel fitting, fitter welder, radio technician, boilermaker, mechanic, fitter turner, and refrigeration trades.
“Our in-house program rotates apprentices across multiple operations and is tied to a direct career path within the Glencore business.”
Second-year Electrical Apprentice at Glencore’s Ulan West Underground Coal Mine, Maggi Zeck said that her tradespeople are great to work with.
“I have had a really fantastic experience working with the team,” Maggi said.
“I think I get to work with some of the best trades people in the country.
“Working underground with the crews is fantastic. I’d heard about the camaraderie underground. It’s something you really can’t fathom when you’re new but once you join in with the crews, it’s amazing.
“I haven’t experienced anything like that before.”