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New Training Facility Providing New Career Paths

MinRes recently had the opportunity to share more about the innovative ways we’re attracting people to join our growing team.

Alisha Scoble and Susy Burton, who joined MinRes through our Entry Level Operator Program and are now Dump Truck Operators at Iron Valley, shared their experience about joining MinRes after working in the hairdressing and retail industries.

Susy said her four kids didn’t believe her when she first announced her plans to join MinRes.

“You go to a mine site and you know nothing and within three months, you’re doing night shift, driving these great big trucks and doing things that you never thought that you would do,” Susy said.

Susy and Alisha join more than 200 people that have graduated from our three-month Entry Level Operator Program (ELO) since it was introduced in March 2020, with more than half of these people identifying as female.

Our ELO program provides people that are new to the mining industry with the opportunity to gain practical operational experience and get a job with MinRes as a Dump Truck Operator. It’s just one of the ways we are innovating to attract people from all walks of life and with a variety of skill sets to join the MinRes family.

MinRes Chief People Officer Bronwyn Grieve said a career with MinRes is not all about the pay packet.

“It’s also about the opportunity to grow in your career. There are so many opportunities once you’re here to upgrade skills and move across the business,” Bronwyn said.

It’s an exciting time at MinRes. Earlier this week we announced a final investment decision on our transformational Onslow Iron Project which means that our team is only going to keep growing. There will hundreds of jobs available and we’ll continue to provide pathways for people to embark on an exciting and rewarding career at MinRes.

Our new $6 million state-of-the art training facility will play a key role in ensuring that we are providing the training people need to take the next step in their career or transition to a new career path.

Located just down the road from our Osborne Park HQ, the training centre is affectionately known as ‘SimCity’. It operates seven days a week and includes four simulators so that we can safely train our people on seven different types of machinery including a dump truck, dozer, grader and an excavator.