Sixty new train drivers are poised to graduate from BHP’s Pilbara Rail Academy Traineeship Program, created last year to meet the growing skills shortage in Western Australia. The academy recruits have a range of life skills and experiences, including former Uber drivers, ex-military personnel and mums looking for a career change after raising children.
BHP is investing $20 million (AUD) in the academy program, which aims to employ and train 200 new train drivers over three years. BHP welcomed the first recruits – today’s graduates – into the academy in August last year.
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