Western Australia’s mining and petroleum industry currently employs more than 87,000 people, and is
valued at $101.2 billion. With WA requiring an additional 33,000 skilled and semi-skilled workers to
maintain current production and meet future industry growth over the next few years, now is the time for
students to follow a career path into one of the best-paid industries in Australia.
Cliffs has supported work training experience for high school students for a number of years, knowing that
the steady stream of young people learning about the company and the iron ore mining industry may be
the people that take the company and the industry forward in the future. We host Esperance Senior High
School and Southern Cross District High School students at our operations to introduce them to a myriad
of mining people and activities.
Students learn about some of the processes involved in mining iron ore, environmental responsibilities,
timelines and deadlines, meeting customer needs and the importance of safety. They are exposed to
duties performed by both skilled and semi-skilled employees across a range of tasks.