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Mining Apprenticeships in Australia

Australian Apprenticeships iMINCOExciting news if you’re looking for mining apprenticeships in Australia.

Aspiring tradespeople, (includes civil construction) both men and women, are urged to immediately polish their resumes and sharpen core interview skills. The season for major Australian companies who are gearing up for another round of mining apprenticeships is almost here.

Many people are now looking for a supportive transitional role into the mining industry or are seeking on-the-job experience, mine site training and formalised study in the mines whilst being paid.

If this sounds like you, then securing one of the mining apprenticeships in Australia with one of the world’s most influential players is a definitive pathway to setting yourself up for life!

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

If you’re currently searching for mining apprenticeships in Australia, your timing is fantastic as typically 2014 apprenticeships are offered between the months of August through to October.

If your looking for a start in the mining and resource industry, then landing yourself one of the mining apprenticeships in Australia listed by some of the worlds leading mining and resources companies, is a great way to attain exceptional training, gain a recognised qualification and highly valued practical skills, all whilst enjoying the security of paid work.

Fortescue Mining Apprenticeships in Australia

Fortescue Metals Group, have in the past decade forged ahead to become one of the world’s leading resource companies, are currently seeking applications for their 2014 Apprenticeship Program.

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

The company is fast approaching a production target of an impressive 155 million tonnes per annum and right now is a very exciting time to join the Fortescue team as they consolidate their position as one of the world’s largest iron-ore producers. 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.
  • Current Fortescue mining apprenticeships in Australia on offer include FIFO Electrician, Mechanical Fitter, Fabrication (Heavy) and a Mobile Plant Mechanic
  • 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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BP Mining Apprenticeships in Australia

BP has also opened up their 2014 Apprentice program. 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.

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. These apprenticeships are based at BP`s Kwinana Refinery which is the largest refinery in Australia and allows you to attain experience with some of the most advanced plant and equipment in the Southern Hemisphere. Apprenticeships are highly sought-after and some of the outlined requirements are listed below to help you put forward your best application.

  • Right now a couple of apprenticeships are up for grabs, including an Instrument Electrical apprenticeship and Mechanical apprentice to commence employment early 2014.
  • 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, tudying 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 for 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.

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.

We have compiled a list of the best ones for you to research yourself. We would be happy to send this to you.

We also have a list of major mining companies that offer mining apprenticeships in Australia typically during the months of July through to October with a view to start in January the following year.

Simply send an email to: and we’ll forward this information to you.

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.


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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