Thiess celebrates its thriving communities

Date
August 02, 2019
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    Have you spotted our teams in community over the past few weeks?

    Our people from across our Australian operations have been busy, supporting local initiatives and events in the communities we live and work in.

    Theodore Show – Mini mine obstacle track

    From show jumping, to winning entries, thrilling rides and local entertainment, the Theodore Show was a whirlwind of excitement.

    Thiess’ Dawson South team joined over 300 attendees for the annual event which celebrated the region’s industries, families and volunteers.

    Thiess partnered with client Anglo American on an interactive display which featured a full-size mini mine obstacle track for kids. 

    Our team’s remote-controlled trucks and dozers were a crowd-pleaser drawing in future operators.

    Project Manager for Dawson South, Tim Taylor was proud of the team’s participation in the event.

    “It was great to be out and have the families from our site, the town and nearby farming properties come by the Thiess tent,” he said. 

    “It’s important for Thiess and our team, that the company gets behind initiatives that celebrate what it means to live locally. This day is not just about delivering on our commitment to support community wellbeing and liveability but stepping forward like all the other local organisations and celebrating what it means to be part of Theodore”.

    The Thiess stand also highlighted onsite operations, different pathways to mining, Thiess’ history and showcased model equipment.  

    Soap box derby day

    Thiess’ Mount Pleasant and Mt Arthur teams are helping create lasting value in the Upper Hunter Valley community by empowering and engaging local youth.

    Our team sponsored the 2019 Corporate Clash race at the Hunter Soap Box Derby. Over 2,500 people from the Muswellbrook came together and raised $36,000 for Hunter Life Education.

    The Hunter Soap Box Derby idea originated from a conversation with locals discussing how they could help build and foster connections between local families and community members; drive business to the area; as well as bring a fun yearly major event to a country town.

    This event is designed to be a fun and engaging way for family, friends and work colleagues to connect by working on building a billy cart together.

    Peter York, environmental and community superintendent at Mount Pleasant says, “It’s very rewarding contributing to community events in the local area. They are a great opportunity to meet new people and develop a relationship with local organisations and charities.”

    The team are already thinking about designs for next year’s billy cart race!

     

    Wadja Wadja High School Engagement

    Each month, Curragh North work with Coronado coal on projects important to Wadja Wadja High School in Woorabinda as part of their community action plan.

    Recently, the team re-built the school garden and helped repair some go-karts.

    The program aims to provide meaningful and fun activities that encourage students interest in going to school. 

    Thiess is committed to help the community take its plans forward, next helping to rebuild the local netball courts. 

    Engaging the next generation of leaders

    This month, our Australian operations teams spoke to 4,250 + students from over 30 + schools to set students up for a career in Mining.

    Thiess volunteers from across the regions worked with a number of local schools, participating in their career and STEM fairs to help students select subjects that set them up for a career in Mining. 

    The expos encouraged focused conversations between professional and high school students on their career options. Employees across the regions staffed the booths for the expos consisting of career fairs in the Hunter Valley, Muswellbrook, Moranbah, Brisbane and Perth.

    Get Into Resources Event

    We’re proud to have sponsored the 2019 Get Into Resources event. Investing in the next generation of workers is integral to playing our part as a socially responsible company

    Our Perth team joined over 450 students across Western Australia for the annual event which aims to inspire a resources industry talent pipeline for the future

    Thiess hosted an expo stall across the three days, with team members volunteering their time to discuss careers and their journey to get into the industry

    Our teams also hosted an interactive activity on social performance with students on the Friday. Students worked in groups to identify community issues an come to agreement on a village and company working together.

    The event is pulled together each year by a committee of keen industry volunteers who give their time outside of work to ensure students can make informed decisions and will consider the wide array of careers and possibilities in resources.

    The event at North metropolitan TAFE is a great way to connect with the next generation of innovators and encourage students to pursue opportunities in the mining industry.

     
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