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Glencore Pathways Program 2021


Applications have now closed for the

Glencore Pathways Program 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we made the difficult decision to defer our proposed 2020 NSW Indigenous Pathways Program.

We’re now delighted to announce that the NSW Pathways Program will go ahead in the Hunter Valley area in 2021.

Glencore will be working with JobTrail, and the WorkPac Group, to start the program on 22 March.

Here’s a little more information on the Pathways Program.

Program Goals

The Pathways Program aims to provide employment opportunities for 15 Aboriginal Australians living in or with connections to the Upper Hunter area of New South Wales. It builds on the successful Pathways Programs conducted in Queensland over 2019 and 2020, which resulted in participants provided the opportunity for employment at the end of the 26-week program.

Program Structure

The Program is broken into two phases. Phase 1 provides participants with back to work skills, mine site compliance safety training and a range of life skills.  Phase 2 includes training and paid work experience that aims to get participants job ready.  At the completion of the 26 week program the participants will have fulfilled the requirements to obtain a Certificate II in Surface Extraction.

"The Pathways Program has many parts to it", says Tim Walls, manager for approvals and cultural heritage for Glencore Coal in New South Wales. 

"It provides a training and work experience program but just as importantly it is a way for Aboriginal people to connect back to country and shape their own future. From our point of view, we saw an opportunity to engage with local communities in the areas where we operate in order to provide potential opportunities for employment in both our business and with other local employers."

Applications have now closed

Applications for the 2021 NSW Pathways Program will be open from 18 January 2021 until 1 February 2021. Application forms can be accessed through the following link or you can fill in the form below.

Applicants who previously applied for the 2020 NSW Program need not re-apply as their applications will be considered for 2021.

2021 Program locations

The 2021 Pathways Program will be delivered in the Muswellbrook-Singleton area, in proximity to our Upper Hunter coal operations.

Further information

For further information, please contact:

Tim Walls, Approvals & Cultural Heritage Manager, Glencore Coal. 

Phone: 0438433857;


Anthony Hobba, Relationship Manager, Eastern Region, JobTrail Indigenous Workforce Solutions.
Phone: 0429 316359;