Arnie took a chance


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For Arnaldo (Arnie), taking a chance on a job 5,000kms away from his home country has been life changing. Fifteen years ago with a young family to support in the Philippines, Arnie came across a job opportunity in Australia that at first he thought was too good to be true.

“Initially I was very hesitant to apply because I thought maybe it wasn’t real because the salary was so good. I showed the job ad to my friends who assured me it was real, so I applied and ended up getting the job at MinRes!”

When Arnie first started at MinRes he didn’t have a full electrical license so worked as an electrician under supervision. It wasn’t long before he obtained his trade recognition certificate and electrical license with the support of MinRes. With a strong work ethic and natural problem solving ability Arnie has quickly grown his career as a valued member of the MinRes family, progressing into a Leading Hand role at our Kwinana Workshop in Perth.

Arnie was successfully able to relocate his family to Australia with the help of MinRes. He also made the change from working on our remote mine sites to working in our Kwinana Workshop in Perth so he could go home to his family each night.

“MinRes helped me get my permanent residency and bring my family to Australia after living away from them for six years”.

“I’m living my best life at MinRes. I’m working as an Electrical Leading Hand at the Kwinana Workshop and go home every night to see my family. I hope to be here until I finish my working life”.

“Getting a job at MinRes has been life changing for me. I came here from the Philippines not expecting to end up in this situation and living the life I am now”.

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