The MEC Mining Graduate Program provides our Graduate Mining Engineers with a wide range of professional development tools and industry opportunities. The program also enables graduates to develop a solid foundation and prepare themselves for their journey from Graduate Engineer to emerging professional and beyond.
Principal of Learning and Development, Loren Ager says that “MEC Mining is committed to developing a pipeline of talented mining engineers, starting with Graduate Mining Engineers”. Loren is proud to showcase a success story from the MEC Mining Graduate Program, Jason Huo, who has been with MEC Mining since 2015 and transitioned from Graduate Mining Engineer to Senior Mining Engineer.
My career as a mining engineer started with MEC one year before I graduated from University in 2015. I was offered the opportunity to help translate documents in Chinese and English. My role quickly changed when I was taught mine design software and started working on some of the simple designs. It wasn’t long before I was using block modelling/pit optimisation on billable projects. This hands-on, step-by-step process allowed me to kick start my career and ultimately become the go-to-person for pit optimisation!
After two years in the office, MEC provided me with enough mining engineering skills to move on to the next challenge: a site role. For the next three years, I worked at three different sites in various roles. I got the chance to choose which site I want to work at, what area I want to work in, and the roster.
I was happy that I was able to discuss my personal development plan with my team lead and that MEC Mining committed to that plan. MEC Mining provides all the necessary internal and external training I needed to become a successful engineer.”