• July 19, 2019

    From welding to administration: smashing workplace stereotypes

    South Yunderup resident Mark Cook is challenging stereotypes in the workplace through his new role as an administration assistance at Alcoa’s Huntly Bauxite Mine, near Pinjarra.

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  • June 26, 2019

    Alcoa shares its world-renowned environmental expertise

    Alcoa of Australia’s world-renowned environmental rehabilitation work continues to attract international visitors looking to learn from the company. Alcoa Environmental Improvement Specialist, Cameron Richardson, shares insights on Alcoa’s approach to forest rehabilitation with Bhutanese government officials. Alcoa recently hosted a delegation of Bhutanese government geology and mining officials who were...

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  • June 26, 2019

    Young environmental enthusiasts get sound advice

    “Good socks and hiking boots will be your best friends.” That was the advice given to 27 Western Australian young people selected to participate in scientific expeditions in the United States through Alcoa Foundation scholarships.The students got together for the first time this week when Alcoa hosted a meet, greet and information session for them and their families.

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  • June 23, 2019

    Alcoa apprenticeships up for grabs

    Alcoa has a proud history of training generations of skilled tradespeople and in a continuation of the tradition has launched its 2020 apprenticeship recruitment campaign, which runs until July 15. Four-year apprenticeships in the following trade categories are on offer: mechanical fitters, fabricators / welders, heavy duty plant mechanics and industrial electrical instrumentation technicians.

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  • June 12, 2019

    Students plant to protect chuditch corridor on Serpentine River

    Baldivis Secondary College students rolled up their sleeves this week to start adding 1,000 plants to key wildlife habitat on the Serpentine River, at a site where chuditch (Western Quoll) have been spotted in recent years. The planting day at Lowlands Nature Reserve is the result of a partnership between the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), Landcare SJ, Greening Australia, and funding body, the Alcoa Foundation.

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  • May 31, 2019

    Volunteers Sought to Help Green Murray

    In support of World Environment Day, volunteers are being sought to help plant 5,000 seedlings along the banks of the Murray River in Pinjarra, as part of a wider initiative to improve the local waterway and amenity.

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  • May 30, 2019

    Scitech and Alcoa Create Maths Champions

    More than 8000 students are expected to benefit from a new and innovative program to upskill maths teachers being delivered by Scitech in partnership with Alcoa of Australia.

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  • May 29, 2019

    Alcoa employees volunteer their green thumbs

    Alcoa volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to help set up sustainable garden beds in Perth as part of the Company’s Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) Program

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  • May 28, 2019

    ‘Visible leadership and open conversations’: How Alcoa achieved AWEI Silver status

    Alcoa has been recognised as a Silver Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) Awards. Visible leadership and more open conversations about LGBTI+ inclusion and equality in the workplace have helped the company amplify its culture of inclusiveness.

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  • May 23, 2019

    Alcoa bridges student ‘experience gap’ with vacation placements

    Alcoa is helping students bridge the ‘experience gap’ by offering more than 30 paid vacation placements during the November 2019 - February 2020 holidays. Eligible university students with a strong academic record, initiative and ambition are strongly encouraged to apply before Monday 17 June for the 12-week Vacation Student Program.

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  • May 23, 2019

    Pinjarra celebrates WA Day with first ever WA Day music concert

    Pinjarra locals will be dancing all evening when the town comes alive with the very first FREE Alcoa Pinjarra WA Day Concert on Saturday June 1 from 4pm to 8pm at Edenvale Homestead. Celebrating all things WA, the concert, hosted by the Shire of Murray, will feature an incredible West Aussie music line-up including Chain, Grace Barbe, Family Shoveller Band, Jack Runaway and Brooke Bugjea.

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  • May 22, 2019

    Alcoa paves the way for aspiring female engineers

    Resources company Alcoa is continuing to support women in the non-traditional field of engineering by providing another two scholarships to outstanding students.

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  • May 08, 2019

    Local students awarded environmental trip of a lifetime

    Twenty-seven Western Australian and two Victorian high school students have been selected to participate in scientific expeditions in the United States made possible by the Alcoa Foundation.

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  • May 05, 2019

    Local sustainability champions prepare for trip of a lifetime

    Alcoa Pinjarra Refinery employees Caitlin Bayliss and Simon Bilsbury are among eight Alcoa employees selected worldwide to participate in the Earthwatch Fellowship – a unique professional development opportunity that puts a focus on climate change research and sustainability practices.

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  • April 15, 2019

    Alcoa volunteers to roll up their sleeves

    Alcoa employees are set to inject more than 2,000 volunteer hours and about $200,000 into local community groups through the Company’s Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) Program.

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  • April 07, 2019

    Alcoa counted on for annual cocky survey

    Alcoa employees have been looking to the sky in support of the annual Great Cocky Count and Western Australia’s iconic black-cockatoos. About 700 volunteers, including at least 10 from Alcoa, took part in this year’s Birdlife Australia-headed citizen science survey on Sunday 7 April, collecting vital information on the species as they came in to roost for the night at more than 420 sites across the south-west of the State.

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  • April 01, 2019

    Ten years of tonnes for community investment

    A three-way partnership launched 10 years ago between Alcoa of Australia, the Shire of Waroona and Shire of Harvey, was celebrated today as a model community investment fund which has strengthened the region with some of the best community facilities in regional WA.

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  • March 25, 2019

    Alcoa recruiting university graduates now

    Alcoa of Australia is recruiting 20 motivated and curious university graduates looking to accelerate their careers as part of its 2020 Graduate Program. Graduate roles are available in finance; procurement; health and safety; information technology; digital mining; mining engineering; research science; chemistry; chemical engineering; mechanical engineering; and electrical engineering.

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  • March 18, 2019

    Double win at women in resources awards

    Alcoa of Australia (Alcoa) has been recognised for its champion commitment and outstanding initiatives in promoting gender equality, winning two prestigious awards at the Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) 2019 Women in Resources Awards on Friday night.

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  • March 07, 2019

    Alcoa commits to #BalanceforBetter for International Women’s Day

    A gender-balanced workplace is firmly on Alcoa of Australia’s action list as the company celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8 and gets behind this year’s campaign theme of forging a more gender-balanced world via #BalanceforBetter.

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  • March 05, 2019

    Scitech and Alcoa partnership continues to improve maths outcomes

    Scitech and Alcoa of Australia have signed a new three-year partnership that aims to improve children’s maths skills so they are able to meet the demands of the modern employment market where 75% of all future jobs are expected to require STEM skills.

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  • February 24, 2019

    Perth artist Miik Green recieves inaugural $10,000 Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award

    Founding Director of Sculpture by the Sea, David Handley, Alcoa of Australia Managing Director Michael Parker, and artist Miik Green alongside ‘Thicket 018’. Sculpture by the Sea and Alcoa of Australia are pleased to announce the highly regarded Western Australian visual artist Miik Green as the inaugural recipient of the...

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  • February 24, 2019

    Alcoa: Top Employer for Gender Equality

    Alcoa of Australia’s commitment to gender equality in the workplace was today recognised for the 17th year running, with Chairman and Managing Director Michael Parker firmly focused on creating an inclusive and equitable work environment for all. The Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency named Alcoa an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. The citation is a prestigious acknowledgment of organisations that encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in their workplaces.

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  • February 19, 2019

    Environmental Protection in Perth Receives Another Boost with the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program

    The Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) continues to protect the environmental biodiversity of our Swan Region with more than $330,000 in gran ts awarded to 59 on ground projects at this morning’s annual SALP Funding Ceremony. The event celebrated the dedicated work of local volunteers and landcare groups to undertake...

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  • January 25, 2019

    A new group of eager apprentices join Alcoa

    Alcoa’s call for apprenticeships for its refineries and mine sites attracted more than 600 applications with twenty-five apprentices, a third of whom are female, joining Alcoa for the 2019 intake of the highly sought-after four-year apprenticeship program.

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  • January 24, 2019

    Micro-tech innovation aids Peel-Harvey Estuary reef restoration

    Researchers from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Murdoch University are using new micro-tech devices to assess the viability of creating new shellfish reefs in the Peel-Harvey Estuary, near Mandurah, Western Australia. The work in the Peel-Harvey Estuary has been made possible through the support of the Alcoa Foundation, which has...

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  • January 21, 2019

    School volunteers make a big difference

    Volunteers in local schools helped more than 1,500 students in 2018 and in doing so made an economic contribution of nearly $800,000. Alcoa Foundation is providing US$180,000 to continue supporting EdConnect’s ‘Connecting Generations for School Success’ program in the local area for the next three years.

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  • January 15, 2019

    Alcoa chief recognised as gender diversity change-maker

    Alcoa of Australia’s Chairman and Managing Director and an employee-driven ‘call to action’ company initiative have been announced as finalists in the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy Women in Resources Awards. Michael Parker, an Alcoa employee of 25 years including four as head of the company, is short listed for the Women in Resources Champion award; while Alcoa’s Catalysts for Change program is an Outstanding Company Initiative category finalist. Vote for Michael for the People's Choice Award.

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  • January 10, 2019

    Calling young eco-warriors: apply for the trip of a lifetime

    High school students aged 16-18 years are invited to apply for an all-expenses paid scientific expedition to one of two fascinating National Parks in America sponsored by Alcoa Foundation.

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  • January 04, 2019

    Measuring rehabilitation has taken flight

    Rehabilitation assessment is a complex but crucial task, and new technology is now helping Alcoa of Australia safely and efficiently measure the progress of its world class environmental rehabilitation. Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology is a remote sensing technology ideal for use in large areas, according to Alcoa Environmental Improvement Specialist, Cameron Richardson, who is pioneering its use for Alcoa’s environmental team.

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