BHP recently welcomed around 50 year nine and 10 students from Hedland Senior High School to our Port Hedland operations.

The students were participating in the BHP and Programmed Exploring Career Pathways program, which aims to provide students with a better understanding of the different career pathways available in the mining industry. During their visit, the students toured the Port and Rail operations and learned about the various roles they could apply for.

The school-based traineeships are a great way to support future employment pathways for students in Hedland allowing students to complete a nationally recognised Certificate II or III qualification while completing their Western Australian Certificate of Education at Hedland Senior High School.

Cindy Dunham, General Manager Port, said BHP was pleased to offer exciting opportunities for students who were starting to think about career pathways post high school.

“We proud to invest in the workforce of the future by creating new opportunities for students which ensure they are skilled, competent and job-ready,” Cindy said.

Teneal Russell, Hedland Senior High School VET co-ordinator, said the program provides students the opportunity to meet and greet employers and hear their stories about the pathways they took to get to where they are now.

“BHP and Programmed Exploring Career Pathways program is an amazing opportunity for our students to see what careers available post school are,” Teneal said.