FLANDERS approaches skill shortage by creating internships

FLANDERS Asia Pacific (APAC) has targeted second and third-year university students to become interns within the product development department, encouraging young people to mitigate mining’s skills shortage.

The FLANDERS APAC Intern Program was designed and developed across many product development department project areas to target university students starting in generalist science and engineering courses. Trialling this approach is vital to ensure that FLANDERS has the talent and skills it needs for the future.

FLANDERS APAC aims to invite university students to experience some of the opportunities FLANDERS offers, including the knowledge and skills, gained that will guide their decision to take up a much-needed technical specialisation and choose a career in mining.

Over eight weeks, the FLANDERS APAC Intern Program will give participants access to specialist topics, such as mining engineering, across various projects.

Notably, the program demystifies mining and gives participants an honest look at the challenges and diverse opportunities the mining industry offers, allowing the students to prepare for their working lives outside the university.

Learning about state-of-the-art technologies and mining techniques from FLANDERS – a world leader in drill automation, allows the interns to see their learnings put into real-world applications. That experience is invaluable in helping shape career paths.