Doing business better with Quarry Mining


A partnership between Glencore and Quarry Mining, has provided a valuable opportunity for a new role for a jobseeker with a disability within a local workshop.


As a result, Quarry Mining enlisted the help of specialist disability employment service, Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) to recruit a suitable jobseeker to de-braze drill bits from local Glencore mines.

MWLFS was able to put forward a person well suited to the role, who had the necessary skills and work ethic to undertake the specific task of drill bit de-brazing. This is where 26-year-old Dale Charlesworth comes in.

“I really enjoy getting to learn new things in a new industry. I work as a Trade Assistant doing a wide range of jobs,” said Dale.

“Quarry Mining are very supportive of me. It’s such a great team that I work in, which makes coming to work enjoyable.” 

Dale’s job involves collating the drill bits that have been collected from Glencore sites and delivered to Quarry Mining’s premises at Beresfield for processing. He then cleans, de-brazes, sorts and ships carbide for recycling. 

Employing a person with a disability is proven to diversify workforces and have an overwhelmingly positive effect on the broader workforce and team spirit. For more information, please contact MWLFS on (02) 4015 8400 or email

Pictured above: Corey MacDonald, Dale Charlesworth and Kari Armitage from Quarry Mining. 


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The Mai-Wel Group is one of the larger Disability Service Providers in the Lower Hunter Region, providing services and programs to more than 800 clients across nine Local Government Areas.

The Mai-Wel Group employs more than 170 local support and administrative staff in addition to 110 local supported employees. The ethos of The Mai-Wel Group carries throughout the organisation from management and staff, and on to clients.

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