West Mining Community Update
Due to the success of our public
drop-in sessions, further dates have been added. These will be held at our Haig office between 11am-3pm on 19th January and 17th February 2017.
The sessions are a great way to visit the office and speak directly with a member of our experienced team based in Cumbria who are happy to answer any questions you may have from project design and employment to planning and local geology.
The next major WCM Community Update event is to be held on the 3rd and 4th March 2017, further information will be available on our website and social media.
WCM have pledged to aim to recruit at least 80% of its workforce from the local community.
To date more than 350 people have registered an interest in future employment opportunities with the company, with around 93% of these being from the local area. For details of the types of roles that will be available and how to apply please see the website.
It is estimated that over 500 direct skilled and un-skilled roles will be required for the everyday running of the mine in all areas including underground mining, surface processing, support, security, management, logistics, HR, finance and administration. There will also be 50 apprenticeship positions in various departments throughout the business and these are ideal for all ages and experience. Registration forms are available on our website or from our offices.
Back in September, our team of six geologists gave up some of their spare time to help clean up Fleswick beach.
The final result was amazing and worth all of the effort with WCM donating £130 to the RSPB, which is a charity close to the heart of Project Manager Nigel Voaden, a keen birder.