Nov 06, 2019

Next generation ready to start trades with BMA

Next generation ready to start trades with BMA Rebecca Wheeler, pictured with Broadmeadows mine general manager Mike Fidel, was among the 2019 intake of BMA apprentices.

Sixty two people have received offers to commence apprenticeships with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) in 2020.

BMA asset president James Palmer said the number of apprenticeships being offered to Central Queenslanders was the highest in several years.

“We want our workforce to reflect the communities in which we operate, so it’s pleasing to be able to build on that with our diverse apprenticeship intake next year.” he said.

“We see these apprentices as the future of our business, and for us to continue being an important part of the local community, we need to support it.”

Offers are being made to applicants from across the region including 13 people from Moranbah, five from Rockhampton, four from Dysart, four from Blackwater, four from Emerald, 15 from the greater Mackay area and a further eight from greater Central and Northern Queensland.

The new cohort includes 23 females (37 per cent) and 10 Indigenous Australians (16 per cent).

They will embark on four-year apprenticeships across a range of trades, including electricians, mechanics, diesel fitters, auto-electricians and boilermakers.

The new apprentices will gather in Moranbah in early 2020 for a formal welcome to the organisation and induction program.

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