Teck Resources Limited

Diverse experience worth the time

Position title
Coop with Mining Engineering
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
4,001 to 4,500
How long was your work term?
16 months
Work industry

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Very impressed
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Very helpful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Loved coming to work
Work was challenging but in a constructive way allowing me to grow as an employee.
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Skills for life
Projects were critical to the mine operation and required me to be engaged and invested.
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

The diverse work experience in project management, design and budgeting allow me to return to school with a confidence in what I learned at work. The people were great and I got to work on projects as the main contact. I had the chance to grow in the role.

What did you like least about your internship/co-op?

The student culture in the valley isn’t very strong unless you live in Fernie. Teck should encourage students to live together in a community.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
All the time
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
All the time
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

I would have liked to switch my positions sooner than I did to allow me to spend more time in the second role I held.

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Like family
My Teck coworkers were my family on the west coast given my family lives out east. I was fully supported and felt comfortable wi
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
Describe the office environment/culture.

People are always open to talking and teaching. Every week the Engineering Dept got together for wings outside work.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Flex time Free coffee Tuition reimbursement

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Just as advertised
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
I was offered a job when I graduate upon leaving my coop
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Work types
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Safety is a key pillar of the company. If you are attentive to your and everyone else’s safety you will thrive.