Rio Tinto Investing In Skills Development As Leading-Edge WA Automation Qualifications Set For National Take-Up



Rio Tinto will invest almost A$60 million in training and development in Western Australia in 2021 as part of its broader commitment to support the development of critical skills needed by the mining industry into the future.

By early next year, Rio Tinto will begin recruiting over 150 people as part of its 2021 intake of graduates, apprentices, trainees and vacation students in Western Australia. 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 COVID-19 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

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