2019 Lester Plummer Apprentice of the Year awarded

2019 Lester Plummer Apprentice of the Year awarded

On Monday 10 February, CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) hosted their annual Employee Pipeline event, to celebrate and recognise the apprentices, trainees, graduates, scholarship holders and work placement students within their business.

The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the 2019 Lester Plummer Apprentice of the Year award. Stacey Kelly Manager – People, Safety and Environment, said, “The Lester Plummer Apprentice of the Year award was first introduced in 2016, in honour of our friend and colleague, Lester Plummer, who passed away in 2015. Lester worked at Northparkes for many years and was always known for his caring and fun-loving nature, combined with his trade knowledge and skills”.

The 2019 Lester Plummer Apprentice of the Year was awarded to fourth year Electrical Apprentice, Alex Warren. Alex was recognised for his work ethic and attitude, including his drive to always make improvements and the leadership skills he has shown when mentoring other apprentices onsite.

Alex is always held in high regard by other tradespeople across the operations. “I am a little bit speechless to be honest – I am extremely proud to have received this prestigious award. During my time at Northparkes, I have been lucky enough to have had a number of mentors who have helped shape my work ethic and attitude,” said Alex.

“Our employee pipeline is the future of our business. By building the skills of young people, we are able to build a community of talented and experienced tradespeople whose skills will benefit both Northparkes and the community in which we live and work.

“Joining our innovative and dynamic team puts you alongside industry leaders who encourage your career progression and work life balance. An exciting future is just around the corner with major projects expanding production and extending mine life. Working at Northparkes offers unique opportunities to achieve more, live more and make your mark. Check out our website to view our current vacancies,” added Stacey.

About CMOC-Northparkes Mines

Northparkes is a copper and gold mine located 27 kilometres north-west of Parkes, in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. Since 1993 Northparkes has been celebrated for our high-quality copper deposits, low cost operations and loyal, committed people. Northparkes is a joint venture between China Molybdenum Co., Ltd (CMOC) (80%) and the Sumitomo Groups (20%).



Media enquiries:

Ali Standen

Northparkes Mines

Community & External Relations Advisor

02 6861 3621



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