Local Employment Initiatives

Tropicana is committed to identifying and promoting local employment opportunities for residents of Western Australia’s Goldfields region.

As the site is remote, this approach is facilitated by fly-in, fly-out flights to site from Kalgoorlie and from Perth, strengthened by recruitment drives and traineeship programs, with an emphasis on opportunities for First Nations people and women.

Tropicana offers a wide range of employment opportunities including non-operational roles such as health, finance, IT, administration and environment.

Employment programs

In 2022, the Get into Mining training program was run for the seventh time at the site, offering a unique, entry-level employment opportunity for Aboriginal people in WA’s Goldfields region.

This collaborative eight-week programme is run by Aboriginal-owned mining and civil contracting company Carey Mining, with the support of Macmahon Holdings and the Tropicana JV partners.

Get into Mining comprises a blend of initial training in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, at a simulated worksite and through practical activities at Tropicana. The training is by qualified and experienced mining personnel.

Successful graduates are offered traineeships or employment across the mining and exploration departments at the site supported by comprehensive support and mentoring.

Tropicana is an endorsed Work180 employer, a recognised company committed to raising workplace standards for all women and supporting diverse and inclusive perspectives, culture, and work.