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One People: A Strong Start to the Year

21/03/2014

The One People Program runs in partnership with the Former Origin Great’s ARTIE (Achieving Results through Indigenous Education) program where students are supported towards reaching goals in attendance, behaviour and academic achievement. One Key Resources congratulates the 198 students that graduated the ARTIE program in 2013. We are working hard to find positions in the resources sector throughout the Bowen Basin for these graduates.

One Key has secured 3 QLD-based dump truck traineeship positions for Middlemount Coal at Middlemount mine north of Blackwater. In February, the graduates participated in a site trip to Middlemount Coal mine where they spent a night in a mining camp and experienced a day in the life of a coal miner, taking part in a pre-start meeting, an in-pit observation of production mining, and also a walk-through of the maintenance workshop. This was an opportunity for the candidates to experience the mining lifestyle firsthand. As a result of the interviews which were also held on the day of the site trip, One Key Resources is happy to announce that Middlemount Coal have approved 3 graduates to take part in 2 dump truck operator traineeships and a maintenance traineeship. They are to commence on the 9th of April.

The 6-month traineeship will not only leave the trainees with the ability to operate dump trucks competently and complete general maintenance requirements, but will also provide them with a nationally accredited certification. This is a great opportunity for those selected to secure a permanent position in the mining industry and we have high hopes for the futures of all our candidates.

This year will see many more positions become available for last year’s graduates leading to traineeships in the mining, civil construction, oil and gas industries. As the number of positions becoming available increases, so does our drive to see more students given the opportunity to create a great future for themselves in the resources sector with the help of FOGS and One Key Resources.