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Ports first Indigenous Traineeship Program

In 2019 BHP introduced a new Indigenous Traineeship program in Port Hedland.

This 12 month traineeship offers a pathway into four key areas of the Business - Resource Processing, Engineering, Horticulture and Business Administration.

Casson Green has lived in Port Hedland most of her life and is now a Production Trainee.

Casson said the traineeship is probably one of the best decisions she has ever made.

“This is the third time I applied for the BHP Traineeship. I love what the Production Technology team does, no one day is the same,” Casson said.

“The traineeship has also given me the opportunity to spend more time with my family thanks to the ‘sportsman’ roster – which I couldn’t have had with other organisations.

“Not only am I getting hands on experience, I’m learning a lot about the business too. I’ve already recommended many of my friends and family to apply for the program.”

Kheylan Mitchell is an Administration Trainee for our Port Maintenance team.

Kheylan said it has been very eye-opening experience.

“Business Administration is so different to what I’m used to,” Kheylan said.

“I was worried I would be sitting behind the desk all day, but the reality is I have to attend meetings, follow field leadership routines, talk about safety – all things I’ve never done before.

“It’s been a big learning curve, and while I still get some anxiety answering phone calls, my mentor and supervisor have been so supportive in helping me relax.

BHP trainees like Casson and Kheylan not only get hands on work experience, they also work towards TAFE qualifications.

Intakes for 2021 Traineeships open in February next year.

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