At just 22 and already a leading hand mechanic, Nick is one tradesperson who understands the importance and value of a Bloomfield Group Apprenticeship.
Working at Four Mile, Nick is an integral part of the team, working on mine machinery and fixed plant – both on site and in the workshop for Bloomfield Colliery and Rix's Creek Mine.
Nick commenced his mechanical apprenticeship as a Plant Mechanic with Four Mile in 2006. Six months after becoming a qualified tradesperson in 2010, he was promoted to (Afternoon Shift) Leading Hand and is responsible for nine workers, including apprentices.
“An apprenticeship with Bloomfield is highly regarded because you’re never just based in a workshop – you get exposure to all aspects of mining activities and a range of different machinery.
Bloomfield is extremely supportive of all their workers and the camaraderie that exists between workmates is fantastic.
I’m keen to work my way up through the company and I’d encourage anyone considering an apprenticeship, for a career in mining or engineering, to seriously consider Bloomfield,” Nick said.
Last year, Bloomfield had a number of fourth year apprentices complete their training, some of whom have now been promoted from tradesperson to supervisory roles.
Bloomfield has a Company aim to promote from within where applicable, in fact, several of the company’s current management team started as apprentices at The Bloomfield Group