BENGALLA mine welcomed 10 students to its site as part of the Muswellbrook High School work experience program for 2018.
The pupils were provided with hands-on experience, as well as learning many valuable workplace skills.
They all experienced exposure to operational work environments while gaining guidance and feedback from skilled personnel.
“It was a fantastic way to see the many jobs within the mining industry,” Muswellbrook High School student Marlo Court-Kriesch said.
“The Bengalla staff was like a family.
“They were always willing to help and encourage me to try different things.”
Speaking of the support from Bengalla, Muswellbrook High School careers advisor Sonya McDonald added: “It is encouraging to see their support of our students.
“For many, it is their first introduction to the working world and they come back to school with a new enthusiasm and goals to strive for.”
Bengalla CEO Cam Halfpenny said the company was pleased to welcome the youngsters to the site.
“The work experience program provides students with the opportunity to make informed decisions by assessing their own capabilities and interests in a potential field of work,” he said.
“Being involved in the [work experience] initiative with Muswellbrook High School is a great partnership.
“It gives Bengalla an opportunity to engage with young people in our community and help them build on their school-to-work pathway.”