Rio Tinto investing $43 million in skills development, to create more new jobsChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 3, 2020
Rio Tinto will invest almost $43 million in training and development in Western Australian in 2021 as part of its broader commitment to support the development of critical skills needed by the mining industry into the future.
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Rio Tinto also recently completed its second round of apprentice intake for 2020 with a total of 30 people hired, including five who had lost their apprenticeships with other organisations due to coronavirus and eight redeployments from the company’s Argyle diamond mine.
Of those 30, one third are female and more than half are Indigenous.
In addition to this recruitment campaign, Rio Tinto also expects to spend more than A$10 million on external training programmes in Western Australia next year in addition to its in house learning and development activities that provide extensive training for the company’s 12,000 strong workforce in the State.
Rio Tinto aims to maintain a programme of around 500 development roles graduates, trainees, apprentices and vacation students within the business at any one time in the future. ■