Tropicana is committed to identifying and promoting local employment opportunities for residents of Western Australia’s Goldfields region.
This approach is facilitated by fly-in, fly-out flights to the site from Kalgoorlie and strengthened by regular recruitment drives and traineeship programs, with an emphasis on opportunities for Indigenous and female candidates.
In 2012 AngloGold Ashanti, as manager of the Tropicana JV, undertook a community recruitment initiative seeking candidates for process technician traineeships. The traineeships, offered as an entry-level employment opportunity, involved on-the-job training at AngloGold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam Gold Mine and completion of the nationally-recognised Certificate II in Metalliferous Mining Operations (Processing) through an external training organisation. The successful trainees then moved Tropicana as qualified process technicians.
In 2013 AngloGold Ashanti facilitated a traineeship programme at Tropicana with Macmahon subcontractor Carey Mining, which saw 10 trainees graduate, nine of whom were then employed by Macmahon.
A second entry-level traineeship programme was launched at Tropicana in 2014 in conjunction with several of the major contractors at the site.