Apr 17, 2018

Coal giant on hunt for more CQ apprentices

Coal giant on hunt for more CQ apprentices BMA asset president Rag Udd with apprentice Pheobe Bailey from North Mackay.

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance will start recruiting in May for its 2019 apprenticeship program with a series of information sessions around central Queensland.

In January 2018, BMA welcomed 40 new apprentices, its largest intake for several years, and BMA asset president Rag Udd said the business would be seeking a similar number of recruits for 2019.

“Our operations continue to run at full production, and to sustain that it is critical that our workforces are built upon solid foundations of local people qualified in trades such as mechanics, diesel fitters, electricians and auto electricians and boilermakers, ‘’ Mr Udd said.

“We recruited a really diverse mix of people for this year’s program intake, and again I’d encourage anyone with an interest in learning a trade and working with BMA to take up these opportunities – whether they are male, female, Indigenous, non-indigenous, mature-age or a senior high school student.’’

Hiring managers and current apprentices will attend each of the information sessions to provide insights into the four-year apprentice program and working for BMA.

It is recommended candidates create a profile through the BHP Careers Page and register for an apprentice job alert to be notified when positions become available.

Session details:
 Tuesday May 1, Moranbah Community Centre
 Wednesday May 2, Rydges Mackay Suites
 Tuesday May 8, Emerald Town Hall
The sessions are scheduled to run from 5pm to 7.30pm.

To confirm attendance at an information session, please email coalresourcing@bhpbilliton.com

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