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Lost decade of mining graduates compounding skills shortages

Skill Shortages Special Series: Mining companies have been battling unprecedented labour shortages since mid-2021, according to official jobs data. However, the genesis of these shortages can be traced back more than a decade to the end of the last mining boom and a subsequent decline in graduate numbers.

Nadav Shemer
The number of graduates from mining engineering and related degrees is in steady decline (Picture Source: Rexness, Creative Commons Attribution licence)

The number of graduates from mining engineering and related degrees is in steady decline (Picture Source: Rexness, Creative Commons Attribution licence)

Mining companies have been battling unprecedented labour shortages since mid-2021, according to official jobs data. However, the genesis of these shortages can be traced back more than a decade to the...

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