Workforce Diversity

We believe an investing in a diverse workplace creates an engaged and sustainable workforce that can future proof your business.

MIGAS employs a number of Indigenous and female apprentices throughout Australia who are tracking to successfully maintain their employment through to completion of their trade qualification.

We have invested in the learning and development for our Field Staff by way of cultural awareness to increase their understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and develop the skills to become culturally competent at both a personal and professional level.

MIGAS provides intensive post placement support with apprentices and their supervisors. Our Field Officers/Mentors are skilled at quickly identifying issues that may affect our apprentices and have the communication skills and techniques to work to resolve problems before they escalate.

We recognised each individual is different and some require different support depending on their personal circumstances and prior work history. MIGAS Field Officers are experienced in identifying where further support may be required and will seek additional support for apprentices from our external Employee Assistance Program specialists when necessary.

We also recognise and include family, friends and community as part of the holistic approach to coaching young people through their apprenticeship and we are able to tap into and ensure support mechanisms are in place for our apprentices.

Our Focus on Closing the Gap

Bryce Hanson5The MIGAS Reconciliation Action Plan 2017 – 2018 (RAP) ensures recognition of our commitment and contribution to “Closing the Gap” between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Our RAP outlines the ways in which MIGAS demonstrates and promotes key messages of reconciliation, by addressing the following issues:

  • Demonstrating respect for the diversity of cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the opportunities provided by MIGAS.
  • Developing a “whole of community” approach which demonstrates and highlights the key strengths of individuals and how those skills can support the collective group.
  • Demonstrating a commitment from all parties and stakeholders to ensure a concerted and sustained effort to support not only the success of the program, but also the success of the individual, as well as the combined group and/or community.
  • Encouraging, recognising and promoting achievements of Indigenous candidates and to build aspirations.

MIGAS recognises the deep relationship between family and community in the success and the wellbeing of Indigenous young people and MIGAS will

consult and collaborate with Indigenous groups and Elders on an ongoing basis to establish links and facilitate engagement with Indigenous people. 

“My people (Storey and Douglas) are descendants from the Waanyi and the Tagalaka tribes, in the Gulf Country and Gulf Savannah regions of North West Queensland, including Lawn Hill, Croyden and Cloncurry. NAIDOC Week is a very important time for us to be proud of our culture, origins and our history. I like to take part in the events that are held over the week and check out all the stalls of traditional food and offerings in my hometown of Mackay, Queensland. The Bro-Am Golf tournament, which is a 9 hole golf competition that brings everyone together to start NAIDOC Week, is probably my favourite event. My whole family gets involved in NAIDOC Week - my sister Erhyn won Miss NAIDOC in 2014 and my mum Teenie has been heavily involved with the Mackay NAIDOC Week Committee in previous years as a Committee member.”

Bryce Hanson, second year diesel fitting Migas apprentice with BHP Billiton.

Image: Artwork by Mahala Dau

Talk to us about a tailored workforce solution for your business

Apprentice and trainee employment

MIGAS provides an end to end solution for the recruitment, placement and ongoing management of high quality apprentices and trainees in skilled trades. Candidates are rigorously screened and tested to ensure their capabilities and attitude match the requirements of the role.

Tailored group employment solutions

The recruitment of work-ready apprentices and trainees can be scaled to meet the needs of large, multi-disciplinary projects or smaller specialist projects. MIGAS will consult with you to determine the preferred employment model, skills mix requirements and timeline.

Workforce
management

Managed services supports companies that choose to employ apprentices or trainees direct, but wish to outsource the administrative requirements and compliance obligations. MIGAS provides a streamlined approach to managing the apprentice’s employment arrangement so you can get on with the job at hand.

Labour
hire

MIGAS can provide a just-in-time resource for short, mid or long term employment in skilled trades. Labour hire is ideal for ongoing projects or when you need a skilled pair of hands on site as soon as possible.

Workforce
development

MIGAS proudly boasts one of the highest completion rates for apprentices and trainees in Australia - and that’s no accident. We invest in developing apprenticeship talent through professional development programs to grow problem solving skills, productive behaviours and effective career skills that build confidence and set them on a path of success.

Workforce
Diversity

MIGAS is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer which means we treat people on their merits at every stage of the recruitment process. We work to encourage the increased participation of women and Indigenous populations in skilled trades. We believe investing in a diverse workplace creates an engaged, sustainable workforce.

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