Alcoa ramps up search for new trainees

Alcoa is inducting a batch of new trainees to its Huntly mine near Pinjarra. Photo: Supplied.
Alcoa is inducting a batch of new trainees to its Huntly mine near Pinjarra. Photo: Supplied.

Alcoa is stepping up its efforts to help people join the resources sector by offering mine traineeships at its Western Australian operations for the first time in a decade.

The traineeships are part of an extensive suite of employment and training opportunities offered by the integrated bauxite miner and alumina and aluminium producer.

Alcoa Huntly Bauxite Mine manager Brett Hodges said the traineeships would provide valuable knowledge and extensive exposure to the mining industry.

"These traineeships are a great opportunity for people in our communities who are either changing careers or newly entering the workforce," Mr Hodges said.

"The new recruits represent the future of our company and the industry."

Following a two-week onboarding program during January, the recruits will get on-the-job training in heavy-duty equipment, blasting operations, safety requirements and working as part of a team.

They will also undertake TAFE studies and finish with a nationally-recognised certificate II in surface extraction operations.

New Dawesville-based trainee Kristie Truebody said she was excited to grow her career.

"I'm proud to represent women in mining and I look forward to the challenges the next 12-months may involve," Kristie said.

For more information on Alcoa's career opportunities, visit alcoa.com/global/en/careers/default.asp