2:19 PM, Oct 08 2018

Host Business of the Month - GEMCO

GEMCO have been partnered with GTNT since 2005 and been active in hosting apprentices since at their manganese mine located on Groote Eylandt. GEMCO is one of the biggest low-cost manganese mines in the world and it contains high-grade ore. It has its own port facilities located at Milner Bay, just 16 kilometers from the mine site.

Currently GEMCO host three apprentices – Bantry Croft, Benjamin Martin and Mary Coulter, and have over the years trained approximately fifty apprentices.

Bantry is completing his Certificate III in Electro-technology Electrician and is ready to sit his final capstone exam. Benjamin commenced his Certificate III in Electro-technology Electrician in November 2014 and has recently also commenced his           Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control. Benjamin has been a finalist at the GTNT Awards and the Master Builders Association NT Excellence in Building and Construction awards in 2017 and 2018. 

Both Bantry and Benjamin complete their off-the-job training through block release at Charles Darwin University. First year Electrical apprentice, Mary Coulter has recently commenced with GEMCO to complete her Certificate III in Electro-technology Electrician apprenticeship. 

Mary commenced with GTNT in February 2018 under the Power Career Program. The Power Career Program is an apprenticeship employment initiative being offered in collaboration between GTNT as the employer and Charles Darwin University (CDU) providing the structured training component. Funding for the Power Careers Program has been provided by the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation – Workforce NT Division. 

GEMCO are committed to providing training and employment opportunities to Territorians and are currently recruiting for their 2019 intake. They are offering the following opportunities:

  • AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
  • UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Electrician
  • AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

1800 870 766


GTNT Host Businesses of the Month History 

December 2016   Asbuild NT
January 2017   RPS Project Management
February 2017   Fannie Bay Dental Clinic
March 2017   Battery Hill Mining & Visitor Centre
April 2017   Gove Area Services
May 2017   Santa Teresa Community Store
June 2017   Timber Creek Ranger Station
July 2017   Edwards Construction Group
August 2017   Manfield Colair
September 2017   Mercure Alice Springs Resort
October 2017   NAAFLS Katherine
November 2017   Top End Oral Health Services
December 2017   T&J Contractors
January 2018   YBE (2) Pty Ltd
February 2018   Chambers Engineering Services
March 2018   Darwin City Refrigeration
April 2018   QBT Pty Ltd
May 2018    
June 2018   CBC Bearings
July 2018   Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
August 2018   Bridge Toyota
September 2018   Frontier Marine Services
October 2018   GEMCO