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Training and professional development

Jun 17, 2021
On the front foot recruiting for engineers

On the front foot recruiting for engineers

Queensland’s resources sector is on the hunt for at least 50 Gen Z students to register their interest in studying mining engineering as part of a campaign to address a chronic skills shortage. The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has launched a statewide digital campaign to encourage young Queenslanders in high school or first-year university to choose mining engineering&nbs...

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Jun 09, 2021
New engineering head targets mine sector

New engineering head targets mine sector

Newly appointed Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) chair Andrew Seccombe has his sights set on engaging more engineers in the mining and resources industry. A registered geotechnical engineer with a strong background in the resources sector, Mr Seccombe succeeds long-standing chair Dawson Wilkie in the BPEQ leadership. Mr Seccombe is also elected chairperson… This content ...

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Mar 09, 2021
Wage subsidy extension tipped to bring 70,000 jobs

Wage subsidy extension tipped to bring 70,000 jobs

A wage subsidy program for apprentices and trainees will be extended for 12 months in a move expected to generate 70,000 new places nationwide. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said 100,000 new apprenticeship positions had been snapped up within five months under the fully-subscribed Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program. The program will now become demand driven and… This content is f...

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Mar 01, 2021
Apprentices help Glencore ‘future-proof’ its business

Apprentices help Glencore ‘future-proof’ its business

Glencore is taking on 39 new apprentices at Mount Isa Mines and Ernest Henry Mining this year. The Queensland Metals Apprenticeship Program offers a pathway for careers in trades including electrical, diesel fitting, boiler making, fitter/welder, auto-electrical, motor mechanic or radio technician disciplines. Glencore Queensland Metals manager risk audit and training Greg Palm said the… Th...

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Feb 22, 2021
Training opportunities with  BMA

Training opportunities with BMA

BMA is recruiting for 67 trainees in its Bowen Basin operations as it welcomes 60 new apprentices to the fold. “We take great pride in training members of our community to become part of our team,” BMA asset president James Palmer said. “During a challenging time for our industry, we’re creating more than 120 jobs that provide a… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Feb 09, 2021
Minister checks out ‘Tradies for a Day’ class

Minister checks out ‘Tradies for a Day’ class

MP Scott Stewart’s school teaching days may be behind him, but the Resources Minister has fronted up for a ‘Tradies for a Day’ workshop at Moranbah State High School. Twenty students took part in the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy all-girls event this week. They heard from Anglo American tradespeople about the skills needed to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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Feb 03, 2021
Rockhampton’s diesel-fitting double act gets to work

Rockhampton’s diesel-fitting double act gets to work

It was a case of double trouble for Hastings Deering trainers when Rockhampton twins Eddie and Jack Hemings reported for apprenticeship induction this week. The 18-year-old diesel fitter apprentices joined 38 others from across Queensland and the Northern Territory for their first week of work at the machinery giant’s Brisbane headquarters. They will complete two… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Dec 10, 2020
Engineering scholarship honours AECOM manager

Engineering scholarship honours AECOM manager

CQUniversity has partnered with infrastructure consulting firm AECOM to launch a scholarship in memory of former AECOM Central Queensland manager Warren ‘Wazza’ Williams. The Warren Williams Memorial Scholarship recognises his outstanding contribution to the engineering profession and the Central Queensland region. The scholarship is available to CQU students studying a Bachelor of Eng...

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Dec 09, 2020
Yarwun stint refines next generation talent

Yarwun stint refines next generation talent

Four engineering students are getting hands-on experience at Gladstone’s Yarwun alumina refinery during their Christmas-New Year break. They include Chien-Yi Wang and Kai Yee Soo from the University of Queensland, Bethany Collins from CQ University and Nishtha Vyas from the Queensland University of Technology. Rio Tinto Yarwun general manager Mark Gilmore said the two-months of… This ...

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