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Rio Tinto

Developing our people is an essential part of our success - now and for the future. We want to engage our people by providing opportunities for their personal growth, helping them to contribute to the success of our organisation.

Our global Learning & People Development team developed a three-year learning roadmap to support the development needs of employees at all levels, in all roles across our operations. They work in tandem with the learning schemes available at a local level, to ensure that all employees have access to development for their current and future roles.

Rio Tinto College

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In 2011, we launched the Rio Tinto College. This innovative approach to learning comprises academies for leadership and the development of functional skills. The flagship academy launched as part of the College was the Marketing Academy. This was followed by academies in the areas of Health, Safety, Environment and Communities, Leadership, Stakeholder Engagement and Human Resources.

The curriculum for all these schemes is a mix of formal classroom and social and online learning, which is available 24/7 and easily accessible through the academy portals.

We offer extensive development opportunities for employees at all levels/

Development opportunities

We offer extensive development opportunities for employees at all levels. This includes formal development programmes for trade, operational, professional, managerial and executive employees.

We're committed to helping you attain the leadership and technical competencies and behaviours you need to succeed at Rio Tinto. No matter what position you hold, you'll benefit from a Learning and Development plan that bolsters your strengths and allows you to acquire new ones. You will have regular discussions with your manager to review performance, identify relevant career and development opportunities and plan appropriate actions.

Revised annually, your Learning and Development plan may include:

  • A formal development programme
  • On-the-job learning
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Unstructured learning, special projects and secondments