South32 Worsley Alumina and Forrest Personnel are continuing to build on their successful partnership, working together to provide meaningful employment opportunities for people with health conditions, disability and injury.
Ten contractors are now employed at Worsley and fill a variety of roles across the refinery. They include positions in records management, grounds maintenance and housekeeping and the arrangement is exceeding expectations.
Dino Otranto, Vice President Operations at Worsley said, “The Forrest Personnel team are doing a brilliant job, they’re a valued part of our Worsley team and their efforts are certainly being noticed by many people across the organisation.”
“As part of South32’s Value of Care and our culture of inclusion and diversity, it’s great to welcome the whole Forrest Personnel team and recognise their abilities in the workplace,” Mr Otranto said.
Jesse Sniegowski of Collie, has been working in Area 4/5 since he started in early January 2018. He said he was loving working at South32 and enjoying the physical side of the different jobs he’s been assigned.
““Being safe at work is really important here at Worsley and the company makes sure you follow the rules and take appropriate breaks, especially if you’re working in hot conditions. I’m really glad of this job opportunity and I hope this leads to further work in the mining and construction industry,” Jesse said.
Area 4/5 Co-ordinator, Terry Stripe said the Forrest Personnel team were eager to please, hardworking and really focussed on their tasks.
“After this six-month trial, I hope that we can extend the program in Area 4/5. There are definitely opportunities for the Forrest Personnel contractors to take on those jobs that free up our operators so they can focus on production tasks,” Terry said.
South32 has undertaken an Inclusion at Worsley program to drive cultural change, while also focusing on valuing differences in the workplace.