Explore Laura’s Story
I’ve been in the mining industry for the past ten years, started working for Evolution as a Mine Geologist at the Mt Rawdon Operation back in 2016. I was there for about two years before transferring up to Mt Carlton in 2018 and have just recently been promoted to a Senior Mine Geologist.
We have an incredible team, it’s a mix of highly experienced individuals and some just starting out in their careers, everyone is very enthusiastic, active and extremely passionate.
The start of my mining journey in Australia was a culture shock, firstly I was from Ireland and secondly it was a highly male dominated industry, today it’s very different and diverse.
When I started out there was myself and maybe one other female on site. Over the last ten years I can see that has changed massively. There are now more females in technical and production crew roles. I think it just adds value to the team, people from different cultures, different genders it just makes it more dynamic and people interact better.
My main advice to anyone who is wanting to get into mining would be to come in with an open mind and be keen.
This promotion to Senior Mine Geologist is very recent, so over the next three years I would really like to own that role, develop and continue this career path for the rest of my working life.