Sustainable development

Northparkes offering underground traineeships for industry cleanskins

2020-04-09 15:34:47

CMOC’s Australian operating site - Northparkes mine (NPM) announced on March 26, 2020 that it is fast-tracking applications for two-year traineeships for people without mining experience. The traineeship will be based in the Parkes Region of Central New South Wales.

The two-year traineeship program will give the trainees an opportunity to work through a structured program in the Underground Mining team of NPM. Trainees will begin the program with a full orientation into the NPM operations, followed by underground mine, before moving onto a development crew where they will begin the practical, hands-on learning.

At the end of the traineeships, trainees will become multi-skilled miners with a Certificate III in Metalliferous Mining. They will also learn how to operate heavy machinery including trucks, drill rigs, offside jumbo drills and assist shot firing.