Looking for a job in the mines? Many employers in the mining and resources industry provide first class training and ongoing opportunities to upskill. If you are looking to acquire the mining skills necessary to undertake certain jobs in the mining industry, check out the government MySkills website.

Australian Universities are world leaders in the provision of professional mining skills and qualifications. Check out University websites for the latest course information.

In the mining industry, average full-time weekly pay is $2,610 – that’s 67 per cent higher than the ‘all-industries’ average.

In 2021, we are likely headed for the biggest skills shortage seen since 2012-13. Skilled jobseekers in the mining industry are likely to have even greater advantage in bargaining their terms of employment.

Mining companies are some of Australia’s largest companies, including household names like BHP, Rio Tinto, Fortescue and Newcrest Mining. It’s easy to find mining companies online and we suggest you check out their career websites. In addition to applying for jobs directly on their sites, it’s often possible to join their talent pools and be notified by email when jobs that match your profile arise. Of course, miningjobs.com.au is also a place where you will find plenty of current jobs from mining companies of all sizes.

The mining industry is shifting away from being a male dominated industry and is actively engaging a much larger female workforce. This is the case not just in office based roles but at the sites. There are now many advertised opportunities that offer the flexibility many women require, as well as excellent financial rewards.

Naturally, every company follows its own hiring methodologies and these vary for new talent, experienced and professional hires. Expect questions that are both behavioural and skills based. The most common initial interview formats include:
• Online questionnaires, sometimes using AI type recruitment-bots!
• Phone screening interviews
• Video interviews
• Site or office based face to face interviews

In each state, there are agency recruiters who specialise in the mining and resources industry. Generally, these recruitment firms charge employers a fee to source and hire mining talent, but there is no cost to the jobseeker. Naturally, the more experienced you are in the mining industry, the easier it is for recruitment agencies to find your next contract or permanent role.