Engagement with the Broken Hill community is fundamental to Cobalt Blue’s business strategy. Our continued attendance again this year at the Regional Development Australia Far West NSW Careers Expo in Broken Hill, is aimed at inspiring students to consider mining as a viable and sustainable career option.
Broken Hill has a long history in mining... and jobs in mining are well known in the Silver City and across Far West NSW. However, the rapidly changing high-tech advancements in mining and diversity of career options in the sector is often overlooked. Many students are not aware of the variety of roles in the industry that can appeal to a range of interests, from geologists to metallurgists, diesel mechanics to engineers, accountants to environmental scientists, health and safety officers to human resource managers, laboratory technicians to information technology providers … and much, much more.
That’s the message we were promoting again at the Broken Hill Careers Expo this year.
With Michelle Allen (Laboratory Supervisor) and Damian Hills (Exploration Head Field Technician) attending the Broken Hill Cobalt Project stand in 2023 this year, we showcased laboratory and geological samples. Approximately 500 students from the local area attended the expo, where they met with employers to better understand options and opportunities and spoke with a range of employees.
Cobalt Blue’s HR Executive – People and Culture, Emma Jenkins attended the event and said: “It was great to see so many local area students and educators interested in the Broken Hill Cobalt Project and the opportunities it will potentially provide for careers and jobs in the local community.
We provided information to interested students, aimed at inspiring curiosity in the vast array of careers available within the mining industry. Our engagement strategy with schools aims to promote career aspirations and develop pathways for interested students.
We are thankful to Regional Development Australia Far West for coordinating this event and bringing us together to network with other local employers for the benefit of the local community”.