Mineral Resources Limited (MRL) recently welcomed 16 apprentices to begin their career journey with Australia’s fastest growing mining company. Apprentices and their families were welcomed to MRL at an event hosted by Managing Director Chris Ellison on Sunday, 30 January at our Kwinana workshop.
MRL’s Apprenticeship Program is a structured, four-year development pathway which combines training with practical work experience to provide participants with varied opportunities to develop their skills while on the job.
The apprentices will spend two years at our industry-leading Kwinana workshop facility to develop their trade skill set, before relocating to one of our many operational sites in their third and fourth year to apply their skills in a fast-paced operational mining environment. The program includes mentoring and skill development support from MRL’s many experienced and knowledgeable leaders.
MRL’s apprenticeships are employed across two areas of our business. Boilermakers, electricians and mechanical fitters work within our CSI Mining Services business and heavy duty diesel fitters and auto electricians work within our Asset Management Group. We’re proud that our female representation of apprentices for 2022 is 25% and we look forward to continuing to expand this number as we grow diversity across our workforce.
Our Apprenticeship Program supports our “second-generation employee” philosophy. Apprentices from our 2022 intake are family members of current employees, and students who have participated in the Kwinana Industry Councils (KIC) pre-apprenticeship program, which MRL has been proud to sponsor for over nine years.
At the welcome event, each apprentice received a MRL branded toolbox, engraved with their name, containing all the tools and equipment they’ll need to get started in their career.
Mineral Resources Managing Director Chris Ellison, said:
“We’re pleased to welcome a new cohort of apprentices into our four-year program. This program will give them the skills, experience and a nationally recognised trade to prepare them for a successful career in the resources industry.”
“We’re proud to provide career pathways for young people in the local community through our support of the Kwinana Industry Council’s Pre-apprenticeship program which feeds into our four-year apprenticeship program”
Applications for our 2023 intake will open mid-year. To learn more about MRL’s entry-level career pathways, visit our careers portal.