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Australia Jobs paying six-figure salaries despite coronavirus economic crisis

11:20  01 october  2020
11:20  01 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Australian mining company BHP announced on Tuesday it will create almost 4,000 jobs to help rebuild the nation's economy.

BHP CEO Mike Henry said the $800million employment package would create 3,500 apprenticeships and training programs across Australia.

Over the next five years 2,500 apprenticeships will be available in Mackay and Perth, through the BHP FutureFit Academy, with a running cost of $300 million.

The training will be for heavy diesel fitters and mechanical fitters along with the offer of a one-year Certificate II in maintenance.

The programs will run in conjunction with CQ University and North Metropolitan TAFE, with 450 people already enrolled as of September 30.

Meanwhile 1,000 apprenticeships and short training courses will be made available in various regional areas, in partnership with the Australian Government.

a person wearing a helmet: Australian mining giant BHP has announced an $800 million jobs package which will create 3,500 jobs and training programs designed to help rebuild the nation's economy (BHP student  Josephine Breede pictured in Olympic Dam mine, South Australia) © Provided by Daily Mail Australian mining giant BHP has announced an $800 million jobs package which will create 3,500 jobs and training programs designed to help rebuild the nation's economy (BHP student  Josephine Breede pictured in Olympic Dam mine, South Australia)

BHP committed $30million to the regional program with an eye towards training for future job demand.

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Apprentices and trainees could find themselves working at any of the more than 20 BHP sites across the country.

A further $450million will be invested in contracts with Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) companies in Australia.

The almost half a billion dollars will be used to source local products and services, as well as investing in technology pilot programs and emerging businesses.

Mr Henry said BHP recognised the important role the mining industry played as Australia's biggest export earner, employing hundreds of thousands of people.

a construction site: Over the next five years the initiative will see 2,500 apprenticeships created through the BHP FutureFit Academy and a further 1,000 apprenticeships and short training courses in regional Australia (BHP Shovel operator Sarah Engel pictured at Caval Ridge coal mine) © Provided by Daily Mail Over the next five years the initiative will see 2,500 apprenticeships created through the BHP FutureFit Academy and a further 1,000 apprenticeships and short training courses in regional Australia (BHP Shovel operator Sarah Engel pictured at Caval Ridge coal mine)

In the 2020 financial year the company contributed almost $33.4 billion to the economy through jobs, suppliers, taxes, royalties and community investments.

'The mining and METS sector is a critical pillar of our economy, and it has never been more important than now,' he said.

'Providing apprenticeships, skills and training opportunities for Australians of all ages and all walks of life, particularly in our regional communities, is a commitment we can make to help Australia bounce back.'

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The mining giant, who already employ 45,000 Australians, will continue to post available apprenticeship spots on their website's careers portal.

The latest Labour Force report from the Bureau of Statistics showed the unemployment rate in Australia had fallen to 6.8 per cent during the pandemic.

a man wearing a suit and tie: BHP CEO Mike Henry said recognised the important role the mining industry played as Australia's biggest export earner, employing 45,000 people across the country © Provided by Daily Mail BHP CEO Mike Henry said recognised the important role the mining industry played as Australia's biggest export earner, employing 45,000 people across the country Read more

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