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Mining Apprenticeships in Australia

Mining Apprenticeships Australia

Exciting news if you’re looking for mining apprenticeships in Australia.

Glencore Apprenticeships

Glencore is one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies and a major producer of more than 90 different commodities. Their coal assets four-year Apprenticeship Program will enable people to develop essential mining skills, gain experience and expand their knowledge by accepting new challenges and opportunities along the way.

The Glencore Australian Apprentice program involves a huge mix of onsite, off-site and additional training at TAFE. To be eligible, you’ll have at least completed year 10 prior to beginning the Glencore apprenticeship program.

Both male and female (and other) tradespeople, which includes civil construction are urged to send in their latest resumes and be prepared to interview well. Apprenticeship season is where you get the chance to pitch to Glencore and convince them you’re a good investment. It’s never easy to work out how to craft that perfect resume – but if you head on over to the iMINCO resume tips page, you’ll be on to a winner.

“If you’re currently searching for mining apprenticeships in Australia, your timing is fantastic”

Australian apprenticeship jobs on

Australian online jobs board SEEK has many ads for Australian apprentices. You’ll find apprenticeships in Australia across many sectors, ranging from mining to mechanical and engineering. We’ve gathered a list of some of the apprenticeships on offer. Depending on what you like to do and feel you are/will be good at – there’s a lot of opportunity for motivated people to get stuck into a training program that could shape your future and open up new opportunities to develop your skills further.

Air Conditioning Apprentice/Labourer
Apprentice – T/A, Boilermaker / Welder
Apprentice Boilermaker
Apprentice Boilermaker/Welder
Apprentice Diesel & Heavy Earthmoving Equipment Fitter
Apprentice Electrician
Apprentice Diesel Fitters
Apprentice Locksmith
Apprenticeship – Heavy Diesel Mechanic
Auto Electrician
Auto electrician-Diesel Fitter-Hydraulic Fitter
Automotive Electrical Apprenticeship
Boilermaker Apprenticeship
Coal Apprentice
Electrical Apprenticeship
Electrical Instrumentation Apprentice
Electrotechnology Apprenticeship
Engineering Mechanical Apprentice (Fitting & Turning) ID2303
Fabrication Apprentice
Field Instrumentation Technician Apprentice
Fitter & Machinist Apprenticeship
Fixed Plant Mechanic Apprenticeship (FIFO)
HD Fitter Apprentice
HD Mechanic Apprentice
Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship
Machinist Apprenticeship
Mechanical Apprenticeship
Mechanical Fitter Apprentice
Trade Assistant/Apprentice
Trainee Drillers/Offsider

Go to Australian Apprenticeships to find out more information.


BP Mining Apprenticeships in Australia

BP has also opened up their Apprentice program over the years. This is an opportunity to gain one-on-one training and first class mentoring with a world-class company who are involved heavily in the exploration and production of oil, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the refining process, transportation and marketing of petroleum and lubricant products.

Find out more about BHP apprentice and career opportunities here.

An apprenticeship with BP would serve as the ideal training backdrop if you wished to pursue a high paying career in the mining and resources industry. Apprenticeships are highly sought-after and some of the outlined requirements are listed below to help you put forward your best application.

  • Training lasts four years and involves a mix of TAFE study and on-the-job training supervised by our qualified tradespeople.
  • Based in the BP refinery departments apprentices will be trained in ensuring plant and equipment are safe, reliable and readily available.
  • One of the most valuable skills you will learn (especially if your looking at getting work in the mines down the road) is knowledge of BP’s strict health and safety standards on site.
  • After completion, you’ll be fully qualified with a nationally recognised Certificate III Trade Certificate and a Certificate IV in Technical Training, in addition to the experience of one of the world’s most progressive and successful companies – which will set you up well for your future career.
  • A relevant pre-apprenticeship course of trade-related work experience would be an advantage.
  • Some of the requirements include being in Year 11 or above, sudying Mathematics and English Physics and/or Chemistry, a strong academic record, good interpersonal skills, a high level of mechanical aptitude and be an Australian resident/citizen. If you can make sure all of this is portrayed well on your resume – you are setting yourself ahead of the pack. Need help with your resume? We can help.
  • Keep in mind applications close Saturday 7th September 2013, so you will need to get working on your application ASAP. You can apply directly at or via the website. (Search for apprenticeships in the mining and resources industry)

Theiss Mining Apprenticeships in Australia

If you want experience within some of the largest, innovative and most challenging projects in construction, mining and services, then now is the perfect time to start preparing yourself, making sure all your ducks are in a row, and start thinking carefully about your application to Theiss.

Theiss is the world’s largest open-cut coal contract miner and they mine more than 109 million tonnes of coal, 7 million tonnes of ore and move about 542 million cubic metres of overburden per year.

See more information about Theiss apprenticeships in Australia here.

The company owns and operates one of the largest mining fleets in the world and contracts have included coal, iron ore, copper and uranium, nickel, gold, silver, lead, zinc and magnetite. Typically their recruitment process starts around August or September annually and goes right through to December, with successful apprentices starting in January.

Candidates must have completed year 12 (unless you are a mature aged applicant), with sound results in Mathematics and English.

Thiess encourages females, mature aged and Indigenous candidates to apply.

The Recruitment Process begins around August/September each year and goes through until December. New apprentices start in early January.

  • Apprenticeships are posted on their Careers pages as soon as they become available which is typically around August/September of each year, where you complete an online application form and submit your resume.
  • The programs are designed to help you with practical on and off-site training whilst completing a qualification, and offer an ongoing support pathway into the very large and diverse workforce of Theiss.
  • Some of the key attributes that will need to shine through on your application are a mature and responsible attitude alongside a can do attitude (notice how attitude is mentioned – you can bet it will be highly scrutinised). A strong work ethic, motivation, willingness to commit to structured training, of course sound communication skills, team player, willingness to learn new skills, accepting of direction and attention to detail. (does all of this shine through on your resume? We can help you stand out)
  • Mining apprenticeships in Australia are located on various Thiess sites around Australia. You can research a list of their current projects here, which would be advisable before applying.
  • Numerous apprenticeships are offered annually, structured with practical work experience, supported by block theory components through TAFE or registered training organisations.

There are many qualifications/ apprenticeships available each year.

Typically there is some valuable information on the following apprenticeships that could change your life forever.

  • Certificate III Engineering, Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitter)  Apprenticeship
  • Certificate III Automotive Electrical Technology  Apprenticeship
  • Certificate III Engineering, Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding)  Apprenticeship
  • Cert III in Electrotechnology (High Voltage)

To find out more about mining apprenticeships in Australia with Theiss visit – bookmark the page and check back regularly.

Fortescue Mining Apprenticeships in Australia


Fortescue’s industry leading apprenticeship program is part of our commitment to offering diverse and rewarding careers.

Our apprentices have the opportunity to grow their skills and knowledge during a four-year structured program that includes on the job training and a range of classroom TAFE and offsite development, which leads to a nationally recognised trade qualification.

Covering a range of trades to support the business including electricians, heavy vehicle mechanics, fixed plant mechanics, fabricators and light vehicle mechanics, all apprentices are rotated around the sites to ensure they receive maximum learning opportunities.

Fortescue’s Trade Up program provides existing Aboriginal employees with the opportunity to gain a Certificate II in a chosen trade discipline, before progressing into the apprenticeship program.

Fortescue Metals Group, have forged ahead to become one of the world’s leading mining and resource companies.

The majority of the Fortescue operations culminate in the Pilbara region of WA, spanning from Port Hedland, across their heavy haul railway to their mines at Chichester Hub, Cloudbreak, Christmas Creek, Solomon Hub and Iron Bridge Magnetite operations.

A bit about their mining apprenticeships in Australia is outlined below.

  • Fortescue will be offering a range of both FIFO and Residential mining apprenticeships in Australia across numerous operations.
  • Apprentices will have the invaluable opportunity to gain practical work on mine sites including their Cloudbreak mine or at Port and Rail Operations in Port Hedland.
  • Mining apprenticeships currently are fly-in, fly-out and have advertised a focus on a family friendly 8 days on, 6 days off roster.
  • A strong desire to become a professional tradesperson is mentioned on the advertisement – therefore it would be advisable to ensure this is reflected on your resume well.
  • Some of the other attributes necessary are a willingness to “step up to the challenge to be part of our innovative, achievement driven organisation” and a positive attitude, a commitment to safety and a determination to succeed. (all of which should shine through on your resume).
  • Applications close on Saturday, 31 August 2013 so ensure you start working on your application now so you don’t miss the boat.

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Do not miss out these new opportunities and don’t leave it too late to apply – start preparing your application now!

Best of luck!

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New starters in the industry who are best suited to entry level mining jobs can get a lot of information by reading the section on information for new starters in the mining and resource industry.

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