In September of 2020, NCIG undertook a targeted female recruitment drive to bolster the number of females holding technical roles within the business.
While our organisation is supported by many females in business related roles such as Finance, Safety, IT, Environment and HR, we recognised our technical roles have relatively low female participation.
“We believe females have a lot to offer in terms of collaborative character traits and unique ways of problem solving and that’s why we were looking to recruit more women into these roles,” said NCIG CEO Aaron Johansen.
After receiving an exemption from the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board to conduct the female targeted recruitment, we put the roles to market and found that there was a lot of highly qualified and experienced tradeswomen from across Newcastle and the Hunter keen to join our team.
We invited a number of candidates to take part in NCIG’s Technician Assessment centre, which involved team members from across the business participating to assess candidates on both role suitability and cultural fit.
Our new recruits commenced in November. NCIG is pleased to announce our three new female technicians and welcome them to the team.
Chloe Harris (Electrical)
Chloe has been most recently working as a High Voltage Electrician and has extensive experience in breakdowns and servicing of mining machinery fleets including haul trucks, dozers, loaders and graders.
Emma Jenkins (Electrical)
Emma is experienced in performing routine and breakdown work on a wide range of coal processing equipment including conveyors, stacker reclaimers, feeders, as well as transformers, switchboards and control systems.
Sophie McDevitt (Mechanical)
Sophie has wide ranging experience in preventative and corrective maintenance, pneumatics and hydraulic repairs, and fault finding on heavy diesel equipment and underground machinery.