NRW Powerup Brochure
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Powerup, NRWs Indigenous pre-employment program, provides opportunities for Indigenous candidates lacking entry level skills to break into the civil and mining industries. Each Powerup Program is tailored to meet specific project requirements and guarantees all candidates employment with NRW on successful graduation.
The Program delivers competency based training using hands-on activities such as driving haul trucks and rollers, including OH&S practices and procedures, which is empowering for the candidates.
Employees participate in a structured training program which may involve the following:
Up to one week classroom environment.
Up to two weeks in an operating construction pit or in a production environment.
Simulation training may also be provided.
Ongoing mentoring and support by a dedicated trainer and assessor.
NRW has successfully employed and supported Indigenous people within our Civil and Mining operations since the forming of the company in 1994. NRW recognises that our long-term success depends on the well-being and development of the communities in which we operate. We respect the importance of Indigenous Australian culture and value its diversity.
NRW are committed to engaging with Indigenous communities to provide enduring progressive opportunities. This commitment has come to fruition through the Powerup Program, which gives Indigenous candidates the opportunity to grow a career at NRW and gain valuable experience within the civil and mining industries.
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The Powerup Business Centre was implemented to maximise opportunities for Indigenous employees and their communities by engaging with local Indigenous business. Indigenous enterprises are assisted to operate as commercially viable entities with the help of NRW. NRW mentors fledging Indigenous enterprises by providing business training and work facilities to build business acumen. NRW will support and encourage Indigenous entrepreneurship and commercial enterprises for wealth creation by providing opportunities for indigenous businesses.
BENEFITS TO INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES:
Provide management support and mentoring for developing businesses.
Small Indigenous business owners are provided with support from an established business such as NRW.
Support for Indigenous business owners in client liaison and job completion bridging the gap between the client and the small Indigenous contractor.
The ability to engage and support local Indigenous business through dry plant hire.
Utilise NRWs business facilities such as meeting rooms and work stations.
Indigenous businesses can gain a realistic preview of the industry and areas of work before they fully invest in something.
BUSINESS CENTRE PARTICIPANT REBECCA OCONNOR
Rebecca, CEO and Founder of DAQ Contracting, has utilised NRWs Business Centre to run her own, 100% Indigenous business. Rebecca is also a Traditional Owner of the Palyku and Nyiyarparli people who come from the area surrounding NRWs Roy Hill Rail Project for Samsung C & T.
I have a background in safety supervising and had heard about the Roy Hill Rail Project so I approached NRW to see what opportunities were available for Traditional Owners of the area. NRW gave me an opportunity to use their office resources and to receive business mentoring. Before this, I knew nothing about running a business.
I started out doing labour hire then moved into plant hire and recruitment. I prefer plant hire over labour hire; its a better fit with my business.
NRW has helped me with pretty much everything. I couldnt ask for better mentors, they always make me feel so relaxed and are always willing to help. I am so thankful NRW has given me this opportunity. I have never seen a company do what NRW have done for me; they follow you through the whole journey, mentoring and supporting you. If I had a choice of companies to work with, I would choose NRW.
Powerup Construction Services provides a pathway for NRWs existing Indigenous employees to build their capabilities and experience whilst forming a skilled, 100% Indigenous workforce for clients. These teams carry out small scopes of work with the security of a reputable company such as NRW. NRWs support systems include safety, quality, training and machinery to provide maximum learning opportunities and reinforcement for employees to ensure the job is done on time and on budget. NRW is committed to the engagement and growth of a highly skilled Indigenous workforce.
BENEFITS TO INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES:
Indigenous employees gain experience with an established company within the industry.
Further develop the capacity of the Indigenous workforce.
Support for Indigenous teams in client liaison and job completion.
Support from NRW in safety practices and procedures.
Draw upon NRWs fleet of machinery.
In 2014, Neil Mourambine was NRWs 250th Powerup graduate. For 47 year-old Neil, the Program was a major step in a long process of turning his life around.
I have lived and worked as a gardener and labourer in Port Hedland and as a stockman at the Yandeyarra Station, southeast of Port Hedland for 10 years. My defacto died at a very young 35 years old and before she died I promised her Id stop drinking and smoking if I ever got sick like her. After 30 years I gave it all up when I was diagnosed with diabetes to keep my promise to her.
Through a local Indigenous employment group, I picked up a few weeks monitoring work when I was approached by NRW as a potential candidate for Powerup. I quite enjoyed it when I jumped on the machines and started working for NRW.
Im currently on the rollers, and in time Ill move onto another machine. Its beautiful. I enjoy it a lot. Ill be here for a long time more.
WORK START GRADUATE FINOLLA WOODLEY
I decided to make a change from my former job, build my skills up and try a new adventure. I took part in the training at the Roy Hill Rail Project, Section 1 and jumped straight onto the roller and began operating. In my career with NRW, I want to aim high and learn how to operate all trucks in order to become a trainer myself and train other Indigenous people. I have a heart for my people and a heart for the company.
There is nothing like Powerup, it is a great way to work on the mines. NRW are doing a great thing for people who dont have a background in operating. I love it so far and recommend others go out there and grab the opportunity!
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