Indigenous Mining Worker

JobTrail presents to increase Indigenous participation in the resources sector

29/06/2016BY: Tracey Mesken

​JobTrail showcases Indigenous recruitment and retention strategies to assist resource companies and contractors at today’s Resources Sector Indigenous Employment and Training Practitioners’ Forum.

The showcase is held at the Sofitel in Brisbane and is a Queensland Government and Queensland Resources Council initiative to increase Indigenous participation in the resources sector.

The forum is an industry event for practitioners from resource companies and includes a showcase of service providers that have capability in the Indigenous employment sphere.

The HR, training and Indigenous relations managers from resource companies and contractors from across Queensland are in attendance to specifically focus on learning leading practices regarding successful recruitment and retention of Indigenous candidates for resource sector roles. It will also focus on what works and what doesn’t work in attracting, recruiting and retaining Indigenous workers in the resources industry.

Attracting, recruiting, on boarding and supporting Indigenous workers is a specialist function that some resource companies, particularly contractors without in-house capability, may require external support to undertake successfully.

JobTrail, Indigenous workforce solutions provider and member of the WorkPac Group, is one of six companies that has been invited to participate in the showcase.

Julian Genn, JobTrail Regional Manager, is presenting and explains “JobTrail’s service connects Traditional Owners, businesses and State Government departments to grow talented Indigenous workforces.”

In the showcase he will explain how JobTrail improves Indigenous life outcomes are working towards a fairer, more inclusive future with proper recognition of the past.

“One of the keys to success is that we involve Traditional Owners in our projects and genuine partnerships are formed in regions to drive community engagement, enabling us to deliver program outcomes aligned with Indigenous employment targets”.

“Presenting with me at the forum is our business partner, Mareshah Bowie from Alkira Compass. Alkira is a fully owned and operated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business, who contributes key strategies and processes throughout the journey.”

Companies seeking assistance with their Indigenous recruitment strategy can find out more by contacting Julian Genn, Regional Manager, JobTrail 07 32512276