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Mining Companies Australia

Here is a list of the leading mining companies and companies who offer mining trainee-ships and mining apprenticeships. This list will give you a head start when looking for mining job opportunities with the big mining companies, however, we have discovered a better way for you to get to mining if you are a new starter or someone looking to transfer their trade skills into the mining and resource sector.

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 The top mining companies in Australia

Checklist to begin your research on mining companies

Starting your search for ways to get into the mining and resource industry can be frustrating, so you need to be clear where to start and what you should be looking for. The checklist below will help you in your search for mining job opportunities by expanding your mining knowledge.

The more you know about the mining and resource sector in Australia, the more you know about the mining companies, the greater the chances of you landing a job – because you are aware of what is happening.

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  • Find out where the mining companies are located
  • Find out the history of the company
  • Read their latest company announcements and news
  • Discover where the latest mining activity is
  • Find out what types of minerals they are mining
  • Find out what sort of training you need
  • Review the jobs they currently advertise on their website jobs board
  • Prepare you resume to make it mining focused

Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Mining trainee and apprenticeships are offered by many of the top mining companies.

See our list of mining contractors in Australia

18 Comments

  1. corey bristow April 11, 2013 Reply

    Iam a journeyman plumber and I want a job in the mines or gas/oil fields how do I get into the industry

    • John April 29, 2013

      Hey Corey
      Thanks for your question. From my experience, there are a number of ways to get into the industry. Call in some favours from your friends, ask them if they know anyone who is working in the industry. Go to the mining and resource jobs boards and start to search for plumbing jobs. Coal seam gas and LNG pipeline construction is huge in Queensland, that’s where I’d be starting to look. Do some searches on SEEK or INDEED.com.au for the keywords “plumbing mining” or “pipeline fitter” or “CSG jobs”… you can also do this on Google. We have a good list of Mining contractors in Australia on our website. This is also a good place to start your job search.

      There is a process to this Corey and you have to make sure you have the right qualifications and tickets to work in the industry. Seems like you have a lot of experience and that’s a big plus. Age is no barrier, because what’s more important is your ability to work in a team and your attitude to the job. Many people who get into the industry can’t adjust to working in a strict environment where you are told what to do all of the time.

      The enforcement of workplace health and safety is a high priority in the industry, so you need to be aware of the risks involved. This is why a lot of people do a mining induction course and try and get as many additional courses under their belt as they can. Courses like Work Safely at Heights and http://iminco.net/enter-and-work-inconfined-spaces-course-mining/Enter Confined Spaces course are highly recommended to have on your resume. If you have a four wheel drive certificate of competency then this would be a real bonus for you because you would be required to drive to the job site on many occasions.

      Also, you might want to consider getting your resume updated because the majority of job applications fail at the resume scanning stage of the application, where machines scan resumes for core keywords related to the job being advertised. If you don’t have these keywords in your resume and/or cover letter, then you’re already limiting your opportunities. A professionally written mining/resource industry resume are well worth the investment.

      Good luck with your job hunt Corey. Let us know how you go.

      John
      r.e. How to get plumbing jobs in the mining and resource sector
      iMINCO Mining Information

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