My duties include internal communications, local media relations, external communications, developing communication strategies with departments for projects that have community impact and interest, administering the site's community donation and partnership programme, organising quarterly community forums, and hosting film crews, photographers and media on site.
How I got the job
During my studies I completed vacation work at the QAL alumina refinery in Gladstone (partly owned by Rio Tinto).
I still had a semester of study and my internship with the Qantas corporate communications team in Sydney to complete, but my leader suggested I apply for the graduate programme, and specifically the communications role in Weipa, which was open.
The Weipa team allowed me to complete my internship before commencing in the role, and I graduated in October.
What I enjoy most
I enjoy writing and being the editor of our bi-monthly site newsletter 'Focus', which showcases our people, milestones and achievements.
I chose university because it felt like the right starting point for my professional aspirations.
I wanted a more hands-on university experience which offered study abroad opportunities.
I really enjoyed studying at RheinAhrCampus, which is a part of Fachhochschule Koblenz, in Germany.
I also looked for a degree that aligned with my professional aspirations and I liked the fact that I could live at home for a couple more years as well.