Orica graduate program

ORICA, a global provider to the mining industry, places great emphasis on its annual graduate program to ensure the company stays ahead of the pack. The company is serious about investing in its future through graduate development and has a three year rotational program providing hands-on experience and maximum learning opportunities.

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AccessPoint drives safety culture

WHILE the number of mine worker fatalities has been trending downward for the past 25 years the proportion of accidents involving mine machinery and mobile equipment continues to cause concern. Safety authorities have long voiced uneasiness about the interaction of workers and machinery and with the number of accidents classified as struck-by or caught-in.

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Besra secures financing deal

Workers at a Besra gold mining property in Vietnam prior to a shift change.BESRA has closed the first Can$2 million tranche of a Can$15 million financing with InCoR Holdings Plc, chaired by George Molyviatis. InCoR is a venture capital and holding company in the natural resource sector that acquires and develops projects and assets focusing primarily in the mineral resource, energy and food/agriculture sectors.

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Rethinking training: advantage of knowledge

TLS Cadre tyreContributed by David Hegarty, Cadre general manager

A LARGE mining company throws away tens of millions of dollars a year on training that doesn’t work, applying inefficient and outdated teaching methods to new generation training problems. By better understanding how miners learn, what they need from training to perform and applying the right knowledge management system across your business processes, mining companies can make training more efficient and stop letting as much as 90% of their training budget go to waste. In fact, looking inwards and rethinking training could well be the next unique competitive advantage.

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