Working at Rio Tinto
We produced the world's first certified responsible aluminium. We were the first mining company to embrace Indigenous peoples' land rights in Australia. And we created one of the world's biggest robots – and maybe one of the smallest. But we always want to do more.
Working at Rio Tinto means touching people’s lives: from exploring new materials to finding ways to tackle climate change. We value curiosity, creativity, innovation and hard work. We work in some of the most remote, beautiful places in the world – like the Northwest Territories in Canada and Weipa in Far North Queensland, Australia – as well as in major metropolitan hubs like Montreal, Perth, Brisbane and Singapore.
We know that work is changing and we are changing with it. We partner with governments and institutions to ensure that our people and communities have the skills they need throughout their careers. For example, in 2018 we launched the first ever nationally recognised certificates in Automation and Remote Operations, in partnership with the government of Western Australia and South Metropolitan TAFE (Technical and Further Education).
It’s important that we all recognise that strength comes from our differences. Me, I have a spiritual connection to the land. It links me to my cultural history and is a big part of my identity.
I’ve been in Weipa all my life. My grandad was in the first group to go to the Aboriginal training school for heavy equipment operators here. And my parents both work for Rio Tinto too, so it’s definitely in the family. So I guess you could say Weipa, and Rio, is part of my history.
And when I share my traditional history here with people who don’t know me, or know that part of me, sometimes I see those ‘light-bulb’ moments when someone finally understands. It’s my way of contributing to reconciliation.