ERA places a high value on training and professional development of its employees.
With corporate offices in Darwin and operations in Jabiru, the gateway to the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, ERA offers a wide variety of career opportunities, actively encourages Indigenous employment, and supports workplace diversity.
Our people are important to us. That's why we have made it a priority to provide a work environment that is safe, offers great professional development and strives to support people to achieve the right work/life balance.
ERA works hard to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. We're proud of the fact that our workplaces provide strong leadership, development opportunities, support and a culture of 'looking out' for one another.
Working at ERA also brings many rewards, with attractive financial and lifestyle incentives and provides the opportunity to work with - and form friendships with - other highly skilled and talented people.
ERA supports school leavers and other local people to learn skills and gain accreditation to enable them to enter the workforce or find new local employment via its Pre-Employment Programme.
The programme is supported by a range of stakeholders including ERA, Warnbi Aboriginal Organisation, Carey Training, Westpac, Jabiru Medical Centre and the Northern Territory Department of Business.
Participants take place in a five week course to achieve accreditation in Certificate II – Resource Infrastructure Work Preparation, which includes a Certificate in First Aid.
ERA is committed to its apprenticeship programme and continues to provide opportunities for job seekers to qualify in various trades. Apprentices are engaged for four years and achieve a Certificate III in mining and industry related fields.
In addition, ERA also engages school-based apprentices who continue their year 11 and year 12 schooling while maintaining part-time work at ERA. A school-based apprenticeship can lead to further employment or a full-time apprenticeship, either with ERA or with another employer.
Indigenous Enterprise Development
The Indigenous Enterprise Development scheme involves ERA working with the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation and local businesses to develop employment and training opportunities.
The scheme provides accredited training for people from local Indigenous communities to work on activities such as progressive rehabilitation activities at ERA, weed management and fire monitoring.
In addition, local Indigenous people can gain recognised skills accreditation through a Certificate III in Land Management by participating in ERA’s Indigenous Revegetation Workforce.