Five young Queenslanders have taken the first step to a career in the mining industry thanks to an initiative between Adani and Central Queensland University.
They are the first group of graduate engineers to join Adani’s Carmichael Mine and Rail Project as part of a future leaders program with CQU.
Adani Mining chief executive officer David Boshoff said he hoped the young people would go on to become successful leaders across the resources industry.
“We are delighted to welcome the graduates to our business, especially now when the mining industry is helping our regional economies recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Boshoff said.
“This is an amazing opportunity for these four civil engineers and one electrical engineer.”
Nearly 400 graduates applied for the program, which bolstered traditional on-site work experience with a range of academic and leadership classes delivered by CQU.
Graduate engineer Harmon Singh said seeing the Carmichael mine project first hand had a big impact on his perceptions of the program.
“When you come out to a mine you think everything is going to be done, but then you realise we’re still in construction phase at the moment and seeing how big everything is, how big the equipment is, how much progress they’ve made is really inspiring,” Mr Singh said.