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Our First Indigenous Trainee Operator Program

Building capability and bright futures with our first Indigenous Trainee Operator Program

Our CSI Mining Services business is proudly partnering with PMW Industries (PMW) to implement MinRes’ first ever Indigenous Trainee Operator Program, supporting long-term employment and business opportunities for Indigenous people.

PMW is a 100% Indigenous owned business specialising in providing high quality rail, civil and earthmoving services.

Through this specialised traineeship program, we aim to support PMW’s employees, building capability in the operation and maintenance of fixed crushing and screening plants at BHP’s Mining Area C iron ore operations located on Banjima country. The traineeship combines work and study, providing participants with a nationally recognised qualification on completion – a Certificate III in Resource Processing.

Marking the start of the program, four Indigenous trainees from PMW recently completed their two-week induction held at our corporate headquarters and Kwinana workshop, aimed at equipping them with knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in an operational mining environment. The structured induction included a site visit to their new workplace, hands-on-learning, and mentoring to ensure they have the tools to hit the ground running.

Established in August this year, the strategic partnership between PMW and our CSI Mining Services business will enable long-term operations and maintenance of the crushing and screening plant at Mining Area C. CSI will provide the technical expertise and operational experience while facilitating this accredited traineeship for PMW Industries’ employees, building capability and providing long-term employment opportunities for up to 30 Indigenous people.

At MinRes, we’re committed to making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate and look forward to building capability and bright futures through our partnership with PMW.