Entry Level Mining Jobs

Getting a start in the industry is not an easy thing, different arears of the industry use different standards and systems of work. This means there is no one size fits all approach. However if you can show the employers that you know how their mine works, then you have something to offer them. These videos from our sponsored YouTube channel Australian Mining for New Starters outline important information that every new starter needs to know. It covers where the entry level mining jobs are and how to get one. If you want to have a chat to a Shift Boss then follow the link and they will text you to organise a time to talk.

Where the Mining Job Boom is, that the media keep missing

Like everything else in life, it’s about following the money
Areas of the industry where wages are going up, are in a job boom cycle
Those that have falling or have stagnant wages are not

The job boom has moved on, but the information about where the new entry level mining jobs are and how to get one hasn’t

Find out where the money is in today’s mining jobs 

If you like money and aren’t afraid of some hard work 

Then everyone who works on crew in hardrock underground wants a job on the jumbo making $1500+ a day

This is something that gets thrown around a lot towards people asking about how to get a mining job on social media

“Just get a job with BHP “

But where do you start?

This short video explains how BHP isn’t set up the way most people think
It shows where their different assets are and how knowing all this can make a big difference in getting a job for a new starter.

This is an entry level job with a big Iron Ore company and should have everyone asking, if I go down this path how long is my mining career going to be?
When talking to people about mining I often ask them,
Where they see themselves in 5 years time?
Will they still be working on the same mine?
Will they still be doing the same job, or waiting for someone to move on?
Are there going to be other places to work for surface truck drivers or an oversupply?

We hope that this info helps, the secret to get a mining job is to show the employers that you know how their mine works and what is going to be expected of you on site. When you can do that you have something to offer.


You can use the Workready or DIY Intro to Underground Mining packages to get your mining knowledge up to speed and have crack at getting a start as a Nipper, Truck Operator, Diamond Driller Offsider, Agi Operator or a member of Paste Crew and Service Crew. You can find the jobs by typing “underground” into seek. 


To see the people that have done it, checkout our Wall of Fame page.