Jobs in the mining and resources sector are forecast to soar. with oil and gas operations recording a phenomenal average employment growth of 25% per year.
When a new mining project gets underway, it’s not unusual to find thousands of workers with specialised skills during mining
project construction phase†and the demand for mine workers is going to increase with the $A500 billion pipeline of projects which is expected to create an extra 90,000 new mining jobs by 2016.
Industry Pathways, a specialist mining training organisation is also doing its bit to assist those who have completed a mining course to find employment in the industry.
“It’s not just about getting the right training”, “It’s about providing people who are looking to get into the mines with the best possible post-training job support possible, which is something Industry Pathways is strongly committed to”.
If a mining company is having difficulty in finding skilled, mine-ready workers to fill mining job vacancies, Industry Pathways has immediate access to a pool of highly trained people across a number of specialist and entry level mining job roles. “We can fill that gap with ease”, an Industry Pathways spokesman said, “Everybody wins. The mining company solves their immediate staffing issues because they draw from a database of highly trained, safety conscious mine-ready people and candidates get a foot in the door with the mining company and a pathway to a mining career in the shortest possible time-frame”.
“We’re [Industry Pathways] already forging strategic partnerships with mining companies and specialist mining recruitment agencies in Australia with great success; it’s a very exciting time for us”.
Last month, the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics reported Australia’s mining, resources and energy commodity export earnings were forecast to reach $189 billion in 2012-13.
Mining jobs in Australia forecast – 90,000 new mining jobs by 2016