BHP Doubles Apprenticeships And Traineeships Intake To 200 Positions For 2018

BHP Doubles Apprenticeships And Traineeships Intake To 200 Positions For 2018

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Premier Congratulates BHP On Expansion Of Training Program

Victor P Taffa

  • BHP doubles intake of apprenticeships and traineeships to 200 positions for 2018
  • Focus on training opportunities for young people in the Pilbara
  • McGowan Government’s Plan for Jobs maximises training positions for young Western Australians

Premier Mark McGowan today congratulated BHP for its commitment to double the intake of apprenticeships and traineeships in 2018, creating new job opportunities for young Western Australians.

“McGowan Government has made it clear that young Western Australians must get more training opportunities on the State’s big resources projects.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“Our Plan for Jobs has a big focus on ensuring Western Australians get the skills they need to get jobs in the future.”

 

McGowan Government has called on the State’s resources companies to ensure that big resources projects create more training positions.

Next year, BHP will take on 200 apprentices and trainees, with the majority of positions to be offered to people who live locally in the Pilbara.

2018 intake will build on about 300 apprentices and trainees already employed in BHP’s iron ore business in Western Australia.

McGowan Government will maximise the number of apprenticeships and trainees created on government contracts through the introduction of Western Australian Industry Participation Plans.