BHP has announced a five-year plan to employ 3500 new apprentices and trainees, as part of an $800 million plan to boost the mining giant’s business and spur Australia’s COVID-19 recovery.
The strategy has been designed to support the nation’s mining, equipment, technology and services sector. Chief executive Mike Henry said 2500 apprenticeships and trainee positions would be created, with a further 1000 roles to address workforce demand in regional areas.
Providing apprenticeships, skills and training opportunities for Australians of all ages and all walks of life, particularly in our regional communities, is a commitment we can make to help Australia bounce back.
– Mike Henry, Chief Executive BHP
The new apprenticeship and traineeship positions will be established through a 12-month traineeship certificate with BHP’s Future Fit Academy. Established in partnership with CQU and Perth North Metro TAFE and will be split between campuses in Mackay and Perth.
The new roles will include heavy diesel fitters and mechanical fitters.
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