There is a lot of information out there about what you need to get a mining job. It’s the Myths and Legends that you have to worry about. I just wanted to put together a short power point about what you do and don’t need to get into the mining industry.
If you want a mining job then you have to go where the employers have no choice but to hire entry level people and give the employers what they want.
Where do they need people?
The majority of the new starter jobs are in hardrock underground and exploration and are all over the country. The best way to see what the employers want is to look at their job ads. You can go straight to the source by typing “underground” and “exploration” into seek and see for yourself.
For the “underground” search. The entry level roles are Nipper, Truck Operator, Diamond Driller Offsider and Agi Operator. If you start on a 2&1 roster for these jobs, most people start on around $100K a year.
If you have just started looking then there are lots of entry level mining jobs going on Hardrock gold, nickel, copper, zinc, lithium and other base metal mines all around Australia. You can improve your chances by getting your mining knowledge up to speed. Using one of the Underground Training packages (DIY Introduction to underground mining or Workready)
There is 50 hours of important information that you can learn for yourself in the DIY Introduction to Underground mining package linked below. It will not only make it much easier to get a start but it will ensure you have all the information and tools you need to make a career out of it. If you don’t want to become a statistic, then education is key
“Workready” includes the 4 online Underground Training courses, the Australian mining seminar, a full resume review/redo with training and interview prep. Having access to someone with so much experience within the industry to prep you, is a huge advantage in getting your start.