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Development of today's employees and the workforce of the future:

Premier Coal appreciates the value that a highly skilled and safe workforce can deliver.  Through the investment of training and the provision of learning opportunities, the Company is developing today's employees and the workforce of the future.


Premier Coal employees

The training of our people is focused on the development of a workforce who can efficiently and safely produce coal for Premier Coal's customers.  Training activities are planned annually and are delivered by a combination of internal and external industry experts.

Training and education supported by Premier Coal includes:

  • Undergraduate and post-graduate university programs
  • TAFE qualifications (e.g. Certificate IV Training and Assessment)
  • Workplace based learning (e.g. Forklift, Confined Space)
  • Frontline Management
  • First Aid
  • Mines Rescue

The future workforce

In addition to the training of our workforce, Premier Coal supports a wide range of development for the youth of the local community through:

  • Partnering with local educational institutions for school work placement programs:
    • Collie Senior High School
    • Bunbury Catholic College
    • Manea Senior College
    • Harvey Agricultural College
    • Hope Christian College
    • Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
  • Engaging local university students in an annual paid university vacation program.  These students generally study one of the following disciplines:
    • Mining Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Geology
    • Health & Safety
    • Nursing
    • Human Resources
    • Finance / Accounting / Business
  • The Premier Coal apprenticeship program includes apprenticeships on:
    • Heavy Duty Mechanical
    • Boilermaker
    • Auto Electrical
    • Electrical
  • The Premier Coal traineeship program includes school based and full time traineeships in:
    • Business Administration
    • Information Technology
    • Health & Safety
  • Sponsorship of a local University student through the annual award of the JA Ellis Scholarship
  • Hosting university students from the School of Mines for tours of the mine site operations