This week our resident Career Practitioner Lucy had the opportunity to visit a remote mining town in Far North Queensland to learn about how people live and work in such a beautiful but remote part of the world.
While in Weipa, Lucy heard from local business owners, mine workers, and government officials about the types of jobs on offer. Around half of the working population of the town currently work for Rio Tinto in the local bauxite mines, and new opportunities in tourism and the space industry are opening up.
Space Centre Australia are planning to open a mega space launch facility in the region in the next few years, and estimate they’ll need around 1,000 people initially as the facility is built, with around 250 ongoing jobs across various operational roles. You can find out more about Space Centre Australia here.