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You’re Invited – Public Open Days, June 2017

WCM will be hosting three public open days in our offices at Haig Museum:

Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 10am-4pm

All members of the public are invited to come along to view the final design plans for the mine and related buildings.

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Jobs, education and training

  • Aiming to be an employer of choice

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Please get in touch with any questions or comments relating to the progress of the mine.

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We are looking to create 518 jobs with the mine and are aiming for at least 80% of those vacancies to be filled by people from the local area.

There will be positions available above and below ground, with varied roles available for those with relevant previous experience, people looking to retrain and for school-leavers who are looking to start their career.

We are asking people to pre-register now so that we can assess the levels of relevant local experience and make plans to introduce any training programmes that we see to be beneficial.

Pre-registration for future vacancies closed on 31 March 2017.  Priority will be given to those who have pre-registered.  However, if you still want to forward a cv to michelle.smith@westcumbriamining.com it will be held on file and considered should there be a lack of suitable applicants already registered for a role.  

WCM is aiming to be an employer of choice; attracting and retaining the best people. Employees working at the Cumbrian Coking Coal Project will receive a competitive benefits package. We fully support gender equality in all roles, underground and surface, as well as encouraging diversity within our workforce.

The timeline below shows that we will be looking to hold initial interviews in the Summer of 2017.

 A wide range of roles, skills and employment opportunities.


Shift Patterns and Working Hours

Day workers

  • Typically 37.5 hours per week
  • 5 days per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Paid annual leave – 25 days per annum

Shift workers

  • 3 shifts (days, afters, nights)
  • 9 hour shifts x 5days, plus 1 x 9 hours every third week
    (144 hours per three shift cycle)
  • Days 6am to 3pm
  • Afters 2pm to 11pm
  • Nights 10pm to 7am
  • 48 hours per week average
  • Paid annual leave – 25 days per annum
  • Paid shift includes travelling time in and out of the mine
    for underground workers
  • Meets all current EU working time directives

Types of jobs available

Underground Mining Teams
Total of 363 roles

  • Roles include supervisor, support miner and shuttle car driver
  • Wide range of experience and skills required

Underground Support Teams
Total of 63 roles

  • Mixture of shifts and days
  • Wide range of roles and skills required

Surface Support
Total of 28 roles

  • Mixture of shifts and days
  • Wide range of roles and skills

Process Plant

  • Total of 38 roles
  • All on a shift basis
  • Mixture of practical skills required

Management

  • Roles such as Commercial Director, UG Mine Manager and Business Operators Manager
  • Degree or equivalent qualifications
  • Suitable industry experience essential
  • 14 management roles in total

Technical Department

  • Roles include Geotechnical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer and Surveyor Technician
  • Degree or equivalent qualifications
  • Suitable industry experience preferred
  • Small specialist team of technicians
  • Day shift working
  • 12 roles in total

See the boards that were presented at our event in July to find out more.

Find out more

We’d love to hear from you

Please get in touch with any questions or comments relating to the progress of the mine.

You can also email us to say you’d like to sign up to receive our newsletter which will give you the updates straight to your inbox.

Click here to contact us

We won’t share your data with anyone else – see our privacy policy for more details.

Latest News & Events

You’re Invited – Public Open Days, June 2017

WCM will be hosting three public open days in our offices at Haig Museum:

Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 10am-4pm

All members of the public are invited to come along to view the final design plans for the mine and related buildings.