Alcan Aluminium UK Limited Lynemouth Smelter Ashington Northumberland, NE63 9YH England T +44 (0) 1670 393811 F +44 (0) 1670 393956 2 April 2012 Press release Employers tap into Smelter skills base Rio Tinto Alcan’s Lynemouth Smelter has attracted a range of employers to a special Careers Fair it is hosting to offer opportunities for staff seeking new jobs following the announcement of the closure of the site. The fair will provide staff with the chance to talk directly to local, national and international employers, recruiters and a range of support and training providers. Organisations expected to attend on 3 April include Nissan UK Ltd, Huntsman, Novelis, American Air Filters, Northumberland College, Northumberland County Council, AMEC, Jobcentre Plus, Tharsus, Next Step, G4S, SMD and Banks Group. Caroline Kennedy, Rio Tinto Alcan’s UK human resources director at Lynemouth Smelter, said: “Our employees are highly skilled with valuable experience and a lot to offer local employers. “The response we have had from businesses across the UK and beyond has been very encouraging. “The organisations attending will, I’m sure, be rewarded by meeting our motivated and well-trained staff who have excellent transferable skills. “Potential employers can utilise wide-ranging skills available in Operations, Leadership, Administration, Engineering, Finance and many other disciplines associated with operating a large manufacturing site. “Our workforce can hold their heads high and compete with the best when it comes to securing new employment.” Businesses who would like to attend the Careers Fair are urged to register their interest. Employers can telephone 01670 393447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Ends Media Contacts: Anna Graham, Bradley O’Mahoney Public Relations, Tel: 0191 265 8803 Email: email@example.com Websites: www.riotinto.com www.riotinto.com/riotintoalcan Continues Page 2 of 2 About Rio Tinto Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.
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