In October 2018, the first crop of Rema Tip Top trainee belt splicers graduated from the business’s training academy program and were mobilised to a customer site in the Pilbara to work alongside experienced mentors. Over the next two years they will complete a nationally recognised polymer processing certificate III.
A second group of trainees began their program in mid-January with a further six planned in 2019 Australia-wide.
This approach from the Rema Tip Top Academy in Perth was borne from an industry-wide demand for skilled labour but has taken it a step further by producing specialised tradespeople aligned to national certification standards and demonstrating best practice techniques, skills and safety knowledge.
The key to the program’s success is Rema’s long-term strategic approach to training and the involvement of its key customers in supporting on-site practical experience. This experience sees trainees exposed to high risk tasks in a controlled environment to induct them into the best possible safety culture.
Alignment to national certification and a heavy focus on quality assurance and safety has seen trainees raise the standard across the business and drive reliability of conveyor assets through the highest quality workmanship.
The RTO-accredited Rema Tip Top Academy is also working on certifications for its specialist rubber liners and mechanical technicians.
By driving nationally recognised certification, Rema Tip Top is not only leading its industry segment in training and setting a new quality benchmark but is investing in the future of all its people.