ESS at Telfer is looking for 6 to 10 indigenous job seekers to complete a 2-week hands-on training program that will lead to full-time employment. 4 of these will be from the Hedland area. The others will be from Marble Bar, Tom Price and Newman.

A summary of the proposed FIFO program is below.



  • This program will support Indigenous jobseekers to access employment in the remote/hospitality industry.
  • 2 weeks, live-in training program at Telfer accommodation village with both theoretical and work experience components
  • Minimum 6, up to 10 Indigenous candidates
  • Candidates will undertake 4-5 days of classroom work, completing 8 units of a Cert II in hospitality
  • Candidates will then undertake 9-10 days of ‘work placement’ as part of the ESS team. All candidates will be buddied up and placed on a rotational roster across Housekeeping and Kitchen/Dining Room. This covers the Vocational Work placement component of their Cert II in Hospitality.
  • Training will be provided by Registered Training Organisation – William Anglis
  • After the program, all successful candidates will be offered full-time employment with ESS in a utility role. Telfer to have the first choice of candidates.


The Diversity and Inclusion team’s pre-employment training program aims to take currently unemployed Indigenous candidates facing additional barriers into the workforce and provide them with relevant hospitality training and work experience to build the confidence and skills for them to have a successful career with Compass Group. At the same time, it provides the candidates with an insight into the ‘FIFO lifestyle’ and allows them to determine if this is the right fit for them.

At Compass Group, we are committed to training with an employment outcome and not just training for training’s sake.

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