Attracting Mining’s Next Generation – with Michael Moore – Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast

In this episode we chat to Michael Moore, MD of…


In this episode we chat to Michael Moore, MD of Golden State Mining who are an ASX listed exploration company based in Perth, Australia who have acquired a number of gold and base metals assets around Western Australia and looking to develop these in the near future.

Michael is a mine engineer by background with extensive experience in Western Australia, and is also the director of the Camborne School of Mines in the UK, so we discuss what is happening with some of the universities around the world suspending some of their mining courses and what impact that will have in the industry in the future. We also talk about what the industry needs to do to attract more young people into mining and what are the key drives to achieving this.


  • For previous generations, mining was seen as an exotic industry to be in due to its opportunities for travel and education around the world. This image seems to have waned somewhat, but we must revitalise it if we hope to attract the next generation.
  • Mining takes place out of sight and out of mind for many. It is a distant industry that is not part of the common culture unless something goes wrong. We must do more to encourage visibility.
  • New graduates should not concentrate so much on securing the first rung of the ladder in terms of career progression, It’s far better to take the first job that pays and get started! Your first job in no way sets your career path.
  • To improve credibility, we must ensure that operations are adhering to first-world rule and regulations in order to surpass expectations.


‘I realised what an important part of the economy it was, and how many opportunities there were’

‘There’s an inherent amount of ignorance in society about what we do’

‘If you don’t make the grade, these groups will not invest in you’

‘Sometimes you’re dealing with the president of country one day, and drillers the next day!’


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Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.


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