Showing High School Students the Way to Future Jobs in Mining

With full operational employment at the Broken Hill Cobalt Project forecast at 400 jobs over 20+ years, the future is opening up boundless opportunities for local students.

The Broken Hill Cobalt Project recently participated in the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Far West NSW Annual Careers Expo (July 2022). Held at the Whitehouse Convention Centre, the event showcased a broad range of career opportunities available in Broken Hill and Far West NSW. In attendance were local high schools and the region’s large and small employers from across a range of sectors and industries.

Members of our locally based Broken Hill Cobalt Project team were on-hand to provide information and talk one-on-one to high school students - to create awareness about the many and varied jobs in mining as well as the numerous ways to achieve a rewarding career in the industry.

“Jobs in mining are very broad and can appeal to a wider range of interests than most people initially think” said Demonstration Plant Manager, Adam Randall.

“For example, our future workforce will need HR personelle, environmental scientists, plant operators, lab technicians, administrative support, truck drivers, and much more.”

“Local high school students are well positioned to get the jump on jobs locally when our mine and refinery are in full operation. So, right now we are encouraging them to think ahead about the jobs that might interest them. In this way they can be prepared with the right education and training to kick-start their career”.

The Expo was well received by students and a big thank you goes to our team members, Trystan Riddiford and Contarj Polak, who attended our display stand on the day.