Even during the tough years, Bengalla Mine’s apprenticeship program has stayed strong.
Every year before Christmas, Bengalla partners with MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees to host four young starters for their 4-year apprenticeship program and this has not changed even during the tough times of recent years.
The four lucky apprentices undergo hands on experience at Muswellbrook TAFE’s Mining Skills Centre during their first year which is integral to them learning the skills they need to conquer the industry.
On completion of the program they will be qualified electrical or plant mechanics and will have Bengalla’s commitment to training to thank.
Each year Bengalla also supports their workforce of 16 apprentices to participate in their Apprentice Development Program which involves them working on a community project. This year in early December they will be building an Indigenous Meeting Place at Muswellbrook High School.
It’s great to see these apprentices learning not only the skills to set them up for a successful career but also learning the importance of supporting the communities they live in.