Great Southerners filling Ravensthorpe nickel jobs — and there are still 350 jobs left
About 40 Great Southern residents have secured employment at the Ravensthorpe nickel mine after a regional recruitment campaign.
More than 100 new employees have been recruited and “approximately 40 per cent of the jobs” have gone to workers from the Great Southern, according to a First Quantum Minerals spokeswoman.
Recruitment is still open, with First Quantum Minerals indicating their preference is to hire locally for the remaining 350 roles still to be filled at the site.
An additional estimated 200 positions are expected to go to mining contractors.
First Quantum Minerals confirmed in September it would reopen its Ravensthorpe operation on the back of a surging nickel price.
Anthony Mukutuma, who was previously in charge of the Guelb Moghrein copper and gold mine in Mauritania, has been appointed general manager.
Mr Mukutuma was previously in charge of the Guelb Moghrein copper and gold mine in Mauritania.
“I am delighted with our progress towards a restart as there is a lot of work involved in recruiting a substantial team and preparing the operations for production again, even though the plant and equipment has been kept in excellent condition by our maintenance team,” Mr Mukutuma said.
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