Employer of Choice Finalist: Training Prospects

Although Training Prospects is not a minesite, the company has still shown the dedication and drive necessary to attract, train and retain employees and, as such, is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

Although Training Prospects is not a minesite, the company has still shown the dedication and drive necessary to attract, train and retain employees and, as such, is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

Training Prospects launched a Safety, Mining and Resource Training (SMART) Induction and Compliance Program that was designed to give all participants the skills required to work in the Mining and Resource Sector.

In November 2005, skills shortages were identified in various employment sectors, one of which was the drilling industry. A subsequent partnership between the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science & Technology (DFEEST), Ensign International Energy Services (Ensign) and Training Prospects was formed that resulted in a training program run over three weeks, facilitated by Training Prospects, addressing the specific needs of drilling industry.

To date, the company has a good relationship with a number of large international mining and resource companies and a 100% success rate of finding participants full time employment.

Units of training are delivered to participants by accredited trainers across a diverse range of skills areas such as manual handling, heat stress, 4WD training, confined space training and senior first aid.

Upon completion of the program, participants receive Certificates of Attainment, Statements of Completion and Senior First Aid certificates.

As part of Training Prospect’s commitment to the success of the program, all participants are mentored and supported by a comprehensive project team.

The participants are supported through the program by a number of Training Prospect’s

employees, including mentors, two training co-coordinators and a drilling industry trainer.

The company also likes to ensure employer commitment and offer positions once the training course has been completed to any candidates who successfully completed the training and passed the conditions of employment.

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