Lack of mining experience doesn’t mean you’re out of luck!
So maybe you don’t have any experience in the mining industry – don’t be put off.
Are you willing to learn?
The fact is that previous experience in the mines is not always required in order to get your foot in the door.
The Australian mining industry offers many opportunities in all sorts of areas, from on-site work such as driving water trucks and operating heavy machinery to scientific work, office and administration duties.
Because the major mining companies in Australia are always looking to employ good people, there are still entry level mining jobs being advertised.
Some of the jobs you can do are;
- Trainee operator
- Cleaning and house keeping
- Kitchen hand
- Field assistant
- Trades assistant
- General labourer
- FIFO bus driver
- Dump truck driver
- Water truck and roller operator
No matter what job you’re doing right now, you have the opportunity to get a foot in the door.
Are you willing to invest the time and money to train yourself and equip yourself with the right training?
There are training courses you can do that will help you get an understanding of mining life, as well as give you valid qualifications to add to your resume.
Safety training counts
There is a strong focus on mine sites around developing a safety culture, so you really need to be aware of the Australian WHS policies and procedures and how they affect your work life.
A mining induction safety course gives you the necessary skills mining companies and contractors are looking for. If you haven’t completed one of these courses then to be honest, your chances of getting a start in the industry are not as high as they would be if you have done the course.
In Queensland for instance, you must complete a mining induction course called the Standard 11 before you can work on a mine or quarrying site. This is especially important for new-starters who have little experience because new employees represent the highest risk to safety breaches.
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Other things to consider.
- Make sure you can work in Australia and you have the right permits (if you are not a resident or citizen). Many people want to come to Australia on a working visa and expect to get into a mining job.
- Get the right training before you apply for jobs. Completing safety training courses are a good indication to mining employers that you are aware of the safety issues in mining and you have invested in yourself and are serious about a career in the industry. Do a mining induction safety course
- Make sure your resume is up-to-date and relevant to the job you are applying for
- Go to the mining jobs boards like SEEK, INDEED, CareerONE
Start your search for ‘mining jobs’, or specify keywords related to your job type such as ‘electrician jobs in mining’, or ‘diesel fitter mining’
- Set up Google alerts for mining jobs
Mining Jobs No Experience
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