September 27, 2021

The importance of investing in staff

Heard about the mining industry skills shortage? It’s a real forecasted problem facing our resource sector. The generic labour hire company model and the casualisation of workforces have taken away long-term career building up-skilling opportunities.

SMW Group has a strong policy of employing staff on a permanent basis, fighting back against the casualisation trends in the mining industry. We believe it's important to give our people the certainty of ongoing employment, and we also believe our clients value our ability to provide a consistent workforce.

But what about helping shape careers? 

SMW Group continues to have over 10% of our workforce as apprentices or trainees. We’re always building the next generation of mining and engineering industry workers. And that means we’re always ready to take on new projects with a perpetually increasing pool of qualified resources!

It’s never been more important to support businesses who focus on continuous improvement to build these skills, particularly when it comes to apprentices and trainees getting a start in the all-important resource and engineering industries.

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