On Friday 12th June the Year 9 Careers class went to Alcoa Aluminium Company to explore different career paths in the Mining Industry. While there, they were able to see 190 tonne capacity haul trucks dump Bauxite Ore into the ‘crusher’ before it travels along a 31km conveyor belt to the Refineries. Many questions were asked about the different jobs available at Alcoa, and with the great working conditions, good salaries and generous holidays, a career at Alcoa sounded like a very attractive option. More than 60% of Alcoa’s employees have worked there for over 10 years, so it is clear that they are provided with a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment to work in. The Year 9’s were excellent ambassadors of The King’s College; they thoroughly enjoyed the excursion and can now add a career in mining to their list of options once they leave school.