Indigenous Employment Pathways Program

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Following on from our successful programs in 2019 and 2020, we are continuing to run our 2021 Indigenous Employment Pathways Program in both New South Wales and Queensland.

New South Wales program participants will be based in Singleton, and Queensland participants will be based in Tieri and Glenden.

We are working with JobTrail in New South Wales and Diversified Building Services in Queensland to delivery the 2021 programs.

Program goals

The Indigenous Employment Pathways Program aims to provide employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians with connections to our coal mining operations.

Program structure

The program is broken into two phases:

  • Phase 1 - provides participants with back-to-work skills, mine site compliance safety training and a range of life skills
  • Phase 2 - includes training and paid work experience that aims to get participants job-ready.

At the completion of the program, participants will have fulfilled the requirements to obtain a Certificate II in Surface Extraction.

"The Pathways Program has many parts to it," says Brian French, Glencore Coal’s Queensland Manager for Approvals and Cultural Heritage.

"It provides a training and work experience program, but just as importantly, it is a way for Indigenous people to connect back to country and shape their own future.

"We saw an opportunity to engage with local communities where we operate to provide potential opportunities for employment in both our business and with other local employers."

Further information

To learn more about the program, contact:

Brian French
Approvals and Cultural Heritage Manager, Glencore Coal
Tel: +61 419 427 561
Email: Brian French