Xstrata mining job apprenticeships 2012 - iMINCO Mining Training Information

Xstrata mining job apprenticeships 2012

Xstrata Coal is seeking people wishing to acquire a trade qualification through a Mechanical, Electrical, Auto Electrical or Metal Fabrication Apprenticeship.

A fantastic opportunity exists to join the Xstrata Coal Apprenticeship Program at one of their underground, open cut, or surface operations throughout Queensland.

These operations include Oaky Creek Coal (Underground and Surface Operations), Newlands Coal (Underground and Open Cut), Rolleston Coal (Open Cut) and Abbot Point Bulk Coal Terminal.

Mining Apprenticeships

Having won the Ministers` award for excellence, the Xstrata Coal Apprenticeship is a unique four-year training programme with a mixture of on-site, off-site and TAFE training.

You will attend TAFE full-time for the first 12 months of your apprenticeship and then will commence full-time at one of the Xstrata Coal managed operations to complete your four year apprenticeship.

Ideally you will have:

  • A Senior Certificate (or expect to have one at the end of 2011);
  • A strong focus on working safely;
  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Be able to work at different company locations

You will need to provide the following:

  • On-line registration (specifying your trade preference)
  • Cover letter ““ introducing yourself and your reasons for applying
  • Resume ““ including personal details, education, work experience and details of 2 referees
  • Copies of the last two years of school, TAFE or university results

The selection process will include psychometric testing, interview and medical assessment.

Applications close 31 July 2011.

For more information on these and other roles visit: www.xstrata.com/jobs/careers

If you want information on underground mining courses available for new starters click here


  1. Nonhlanhla November 25, 2012 Reply

    Im a young dedicated lady of 21 years old im willing to join the xstrata mine as i have completed my level 2 NCV and N4 mechanical engineering.im willing to grow up with this company working hard for the best of the company as well as for the community.for any reguarding iformation.0715517710

    • John November 28, 2012

      The best advice I can give is for you to contact Xstrata directly and send them your resume. Go directly to the company – it’s the only way….and keep trying until you get an answer.

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      r.e. How can I get a mining job with Xstrata?

  2. lucky August 25, 2012 Reply

    im 26 working at optimum colliery underground,i have diesel mechanic n3 n valid license.im looking for apprentice im hardworker and i can work underpressure,(0726709957)

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      John August 27, 2012

      Hi Lucky (let’s hope you are when you’re looking for your mining apprenticeship)

      The best way is to get online and start searching for mining apprenticeships as a diesel mechanic. There are a lot of mining jobs boards with current job vacancies for diesel mechanics on mycareer.com.au. It might not be an apprenticeshp, but you can enquire anyway. That’s the trick to getting a mining job. Keep looking for jobs online, call the recruitment companies, get your resume ready and ask your friends or relatives if they know anyone in the mines – word of mouth is very powerful.

      iMINCO Mining Information.
      r.e. Diesel mechanic apprenticeships in the mines.

      Are you keeping up to date with mining news in Australia?

  3. Andries January 9, 2012 Reply

    I wuld to join xstrata mines on artisans field as i have completed my N4 in electrical (both theory and practicals) im sincerly asking info regardig apprenticeship

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