Coking coal mine commitment to talent pipeline
15 January 2024
The Liberty Primary Metals Australia (LPMA) Vacation Student Program continues to grow in Tahmoor as the SIMEC Mining coking coal operation welcomed four students for the 2023-24 holiday season.
The vacation students range between their 2nd and penultimate year of university study ranging across mining, electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines and Human Resources. During their 12-week vacation program between Nov 2023 to Feb 2024, they are assigned to a relevant area of the business to apply their theoretical knowledge, gain experience in an operational setting and work on projects in their respective fields.
Head of Organisation Development for LPMA, Bianca Standing said the vacations students’ arrival at Tahmoor demonstrates the businesses ongoing commitment to talent pipelines, and subsequently building future capability in the business while acting as a feeder for the LPMA graduate program.
“This intake of vacation students will be assigned to relevant areas based on their disciplines, and will work on an improvement project during their placement” Bianca said.
Tahmoor Coking Coal HR Superintendent, Brooke Johnson and HR Advisor, Amy Walker welcomed the vacation students to the business as another important step in the mine’s development and growth.
“These vacation students bring new ideas, energy and enthusiasm to the business.” Brooke said.
“The vacation student program is an important step in our drive to attract more talented people to our operation.”
The vacation students completed their onboarding processes at Tahmoor during November and December which included presentations from senior leaders.
Main image: Tahmoor vacation students Lewis Cugaly (Human Resources) Anas Jaradat (Mining Engineering), Hagen Bossie (Electrical Engineering) and Justin Smith (Mechanical Engineering).