Iluka prioritises employee development and invests in building capabilities and skills.

Through regular talent management processes we identify critical skills required within the business and facilitate succession planning across all levels of the company. Succession planning and development plans are in place for all leadership positions, including the Managing Director and his direct reports and critical roles.

Employees participate in an annual performance review process. Position-relevant objectives are set at the beginning of each year, aligned to the Iluka corporate plan. Feedback is provided throughout the year and formal mid-year and full year reviews are conducted. 

Employee performance plans include a development planning component as well. Training and professional development is planned specifically for each individual.

Training and development

It is critical that our employees have the necessary technical and safety training and qualifications in order to perform their roles competently and safely. Training requirements are set based on individual role requirements.

During 2019, in Australia, a total of 47,100 hours of training was conducted through face-to-face and online training activities, with on-line learning accounting for 29% of all training activities. 

Training initiatives for Sierra Rutile are focused on building technical and leadership capabilities, including:
  • completion of a skills gap assessment for trades employees to identify training needs going forward;
  • implementation of operator training to support expansions; and
  • implementation of a leadership enhancement programme.
Leadership development
Iluka’s leadership framework provides a common language and set of expectations for leadership capabilities within our business. The framework is based around five leadership drivers – leading sustainably, leading commercially, leading with insight, leading authentically and leading through our people. 
We promote leadership at all levels in our business. We provide a structured development model including tools and resources that are accessible to all employees through our “leadership community”. 

2019 also saw the launch of our leadership acceleration programmes, designed to grow our leadership capability at senior, middle and emerging levels. Partnering with two specialised leadership development organisations, these programmes incorporate workshops, coaching, business challenges and mentoring. Our Emerging Leader Programme also provides participants with statements of attainment towards a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015).
Sponsoring and employing apprenticeships and traineeships
Employing vacations students and graduates
Professional development opportunities
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