A Day in the Life at BSL

15 lucky local students were able to experience a day in the life of a Boyne Smelter Limited (BSL) employee on Wednesday 14th December.

The students, who are all children of current BSL employees, were matched with a mentor in a high level leadership role and shadowed them throughout their normal daily tasks. One particular student, Kieran Marcus, was matched with BSL’s general manager Joe Rea and greeted the GN team onsite with a big smile on his face.

The students, who are all children of current BSL employees, were matched with a mentor in a high level leadership role and shadowed them throughout their normal daily tasks. One particular student, Kieran Marcus, was matched with BSL’s general manager Joe Rea and greeted the GN team onsite with a big smile on his face.

Kieran’s dad, who is a diesel fitter at the Smelter, told his son about the upcoming opportunity and Kieran said he jumped at the chance.

“I’m in grade 10 but not quite sure what I want to do after school so I really want to try different things to see what I like” Kieran said

With a 5.30am start and a toolbox meeting first up, Kieran said he enjoyed being able to shadow Joe as he was able to visit the entire site and learn all the different facets of the Smelter. When we asked Kieran what was his favourite part of the experience so far he said

“Watching Joe really connect to his employees; he has a good philosophy”

This is the first time BSL have opened their doors for this initiative and hope if they receive positive feedback they could do it again and expand the opportunity to other students in the region.

Just before the GN team let Kieran and Joe get back to work, Joe joked that Kieran had done so well he could take over the next day and Joe could take a holiday.