TWO Mandurah Catholic College students have commenced traineeships with BHP Billiton.
Year 11 students Harmony Broughton and Ella Smith were the recipients of two of the four school-based traineeships offered by the mining giant this year.
During the two-year traineeship, Harmony and Ella will work in the company’s head office one day a week receiving on the job training and mentoring support.
At the completion of the traineeship, the girls will be awarded a Certificate II in Business.
Harmony will be completing her traineeship in the resource planning team while Ella will be with the facilities management team.
The traineeships help increase indigenous employment in the company and are designed to give indigenous secondary students a start in their chosen career and a pathway to further employment, education or training.
Since the program began in 2012, BHP Billiton has awarded 14 of the traineeships to talented indigenous secondary students.