Macmahon actively encourages the employment of Indigenous Australians and we continue to work with our clients in other areas to provide opportunities for Indigenous participation in our projects. In FY20:
- We had a 28% increase in Indigenous employees compared to last year
- 24 individuals from the Jangga people, the local Indigenous group from the Queensland Central Highlands completed our Jangga Job Readiness Program and commenced work at the Byerwen project
- Eight Indigenous employees participated in a traineeship at Tropicana
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Indigenous trainee program – Bowen Basin, Queensland
Macmahon provides a training and development program at the Byerwen Coal Mine in the Bowen Basin, Queensland, that engages the local traditional land owners (the Jangga people) who are new to the mining industry. Formal traineeships result in a Certificate III in Surface Extraction and a career in mining with Macmahon.