Late last year the AusIMM New Professionals Network launched a new kind of networking event by hosting 'Barefoot Mentoring' in both Brisbane and Perth.
Both events brought together recent graduates, mining students and some well-respected members of the industry to share a relaxed afternoon and discuss the current state of the mining industry.
The program works on the principal that true mentoring is an organic process and this format provides the structure for young professionals and students with common values to build relationships for the future. The program also aims to provide a networking platform for FIFO professionals who may feel isolated from the rest of the industry on site.
The NPN will continue growing and building on this mentoring initiative and plan on hosting multiple events throughout 2016 in Western Australia and Queensland.