Anangu Mining’s partnership with Thiess at Prominent Hill is not only providing jobs, its providing career pathways for our young people. Thiess have recently run a social media campaign highlighting some of our recent starters in Trainee Operator roles. Let’s take a look!

Meet Kandeena!

Meet Anangu Ngarrindjeri woman Kandeana, a Trainee Operator at our Prominent Hill project.

Kandeana has been working with Thiess as part of our Anangu Mining Partnership since May where she has gained practical skills and had the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s best talent.

Prior to becoming a dump truck driver, Kandeana was a Housekeeper at the Wilpena Pound Resort in the Flinders Ranges.

“The traineeship is an opportunity for me to challenge myself, build confidence and be a positive role model for my daughter,” Kandeana said.

“Being away from my family has been difficult but it has strengthened my independence and made me more resilient.”

Kandeana is one of three new Aboriginal trainees developing capabilities with Thiess in partnership with OZ Minerals and Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation.
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Meet Carlin!

Meet Yankunyatjatjara man Carlin Stutley, a Trainee Operator at our Prominent Hill project.

A former Uluru Park Ranger, Carlin is enjoying the opportunity to grow his skills and knowledge as part of the development program.

“Everyone has been very welcoming and supportive in teaching me how to drive and operate the dump trucks,” Carlin said.

“I’m learning a lot and look forward to a long career in the mining industry.”

Learn more about how Thiess is working with Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation and Oz Minerals to build sustainable career opportunities for Aboriginal people here:

Meet Gabby!

Meet Yankunytjatjara woman, Gabby, a Trainee Operator at our Prominent Hill project.

Gabby is working with Thiess as part of our Anangu Mining Partnership where she is completing structured on-the-job training and leadership mentoring to help build her career.

“I’ve been given genuine responsibilities that challenge me to grow and go further,” Gabby said.

“Our working groups are really diverse – I’m learning a lot about myself and others.”

Gabby said the traineeship has enabled a positive change and will provide more opportunities for her and her two daughters.

Find out how we are working with Oz Minerals and the Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation to create opportunities for Aboriginal people: