As appeared in the Geraldton Guardian
By Ryan Hadji
Rhiannon Mourambine has not wasted any time since graduation from high school, landing a job with resources company Iluka Resources.
Miss Mourambine took part in John Wilcock College’s SHINE program, designed to increase school attendance of young women.
The program works on developing the self-esteem and wellbeing of its participants.
Iluka Resources became a sponsor of the program this year and started an annual traineeship as part of their partnership with the program.
Miss Mourambine completed a week of work experience with the mining company and impressed staff with her attitude and a willingness to be part of the team.
She applied for a trainee administration officer position at the Geraldton site a few weeks ago, and was successful.
Senior human resources advisor Vanessa Waghorn said she was the standout candidate because of the impression she left with the company after doing her work experience.
“Rhiannon applied and went through the process,” she said.
“She showed an interest in administration, and she also expressed an interest in our laboratory as well.
“She impressed us with her willingness to be part of the team at Iluka and to take on the opportunity of a traineeship.”
As part of her work with Iluka Resources, Miss Mourambine is studying a Certificate III in Business Administration.
Narngulu operations manager at Iluka Resources Stuart Forrester said the partnership with the SHINE program is a great opportunity for young people to gain employment with Iluka.
“The program does a fantastic job addressing the students at risk of leaving the education system,” he said.
“We believe it makes a difference.
“We are providing students an opportunity to gain employment after their Year 12 studies.”