“Exploration Geologists had been extremely difficult to find due to the WA border closures, so it was great that we could complement our own recruiting efforts with traffic via the Gold Industry Group’s Gold Jobs website,” Ms Reweti said.
“By utilising the Gold Industry Group jobs board, we have also been able to link this through to our website so all visitors of our careers site can quickly see our current vacancies.”
The Group’s latest campaign features a “get into gold” video series of interviews with gold industry workers in operations, engineering, geology, IT, human resources, community, environmental science, and more.
The Gold Jobs website also provides resources for students, teachers, and the wider community to learn more about the various employment pathways on offer. Practical features such as the ‘Gold Jobs Quiz’ steers individuals towards roles in the industry based on their interests, qualifications, and experience. Detailed job profiles also offer insight into a range of roles across engineering, drill and blast, geoscience, environmental science, operations, processing, support services, and health and safety. Users can also set up alerts and subscribe to a monthly newsletter.
Gold Jobs is complimented by the Gold Industry Group’s National Gold Education Program, both of which work in tandem to drive the talent pipeline that will support the future gold industry workforce. Since its inception in 2020, the Program has inspired tens of thousands of students at more than 1,300 primary and secondary schools across Australia to pursue a career in the gold industry, with more than 90% increasing their interest.
Australia is the second largest gold producer in the world, and the industry contributed $23 billion to the economy in 2021, furthering the nation’s economic prosperity, providing for hundreds of thousands of workers and their families, and supporting local communities.
Gold Jobs will continue to expand throughout 2022, as gold companies continue to grow and the opportunities for employment in the sector flourish.
Gold Industry Group members featured on Gold Jobs include AngloGold Ashanti Australia Limited, Agnico Eagle Mines, Evolution Mining, Gold Fields, Gold Road Resources, Northern Star Resources Limited, Norton Gold Fields Pty Ltd, Novo Resources, Ramelius Resources Limited, Regis Resources Limited, St Barbara Limited, Westgold Resources Limited, Saturn Metals Limited, The Perth Mint, SMS Mining Services and Swick Mining Services.