The continuing training program provides for skills upgrading, continued evaluation and assessing to assist personnel develop their skills and achieve higher driller competency status.
Trainee Raise Drillers are employed to assist the drillers and complete on the job driller training (Apprenticeships) while being continuously monitored by Area Managers certified as trainers and assessors.
This program will neatly dovetail with the Training Academy whereby RUC can attract young school leavers through to mature age candidates (or trainees) with our strong and supported learning culture. Cadets that complete the program 100% have secured full time positions. We have cadets in Western Australia and Tasmania to date and will continue to build on the program.
With an initial focus on shaft sinking. An assessment of our people needs to service our upcoming works and future works has made this an imperative for the business and we are investing heavily in being self-reliant when it comes to servicing our future human resources needs.
The Training Academy is conveniently based ‘in house’ at RUC Mining’s Kalgoorlie Service Centre. This purpose-built facility including classrooms and an actual operating shaft, will be a state-of-the-art training center complimented with virtual reality capabilities so the students can visualise the actual project they will end up working on.
The training and assessment will be both theory and practical based. Each new recruit will be trained to work safely, efficiently and inline with modern shaft sinking practices. Once the shaft sinking Trainee has been deemed competent by our experienced RUC mining assessors they will then be mobilised to our projects.
This extra exposure gives the newcomer a well-rounded education in a safe, supervised environment adding to their overall knowledge of RUC Mining and provides them with an overview of the career opportunities available to them.
Currently RUC Mining are already creating the next generation of underground miners with our successful Cadetship Program. This program will neatly dovetail with the Training Academy whereby RUC Mining can attract young school leavers through to mature age candidates (or trainees) with our strong and supported learning culture.
The long-term mission is to reaffirm that RUC Mining is foremost an exceptional underground mining contractor, more importantly it’s a company actively building the mining workforce of tomorrow.
Since 1996, Nick’s career to date has predominantly involved underground metalliferous mining.
His experience gained during this time has been from the ground up, having spent years working underground at the ‘coal face’ through to statutory and senior management positions on site and at corporate head offices. This has given Nick an in depth knowledge of all aspects associated with underground mining.
Tracey is a CPA qualified Accountant with over 22 years’ experience, 9 of which have been with RUC Mining Contractors as Financial Controller. Prior to her tenure with RUC Mining, she worked in various industries including engineering and construction, property and telecommunications across Perth, Melbourne and London. Tracey leads the Finance, Procurement, and supply chain functions, supporting internal and external stakeholders, while also managing company secretarial obligations for RUC Mining and its subsidiaries.