Unfortunately one of the hardest things to do in Australia today is to get into the mining industry as a new starter. At the moment with all the stumbling blocks in the way for new starters, it seems the only way to get into the industry is to know someone that can help, or take pot luck and send your resume into every job available and hope for the best.
It’s not like you can go down to the local TAFE and enrol in a mining course for new starters, this is why we wrote the Introduction to Underground Mining training packages. Mining knowledge is the key to getting mining employment and this training teaches you the exact jobs as a Nipper, Truck Operator, Offsider or member of Service Crew/Paste Crew/Shotcrete Crew on a Hardrock Underground Gold, Nickel, Copper, Silver, Zinc or Base Metals mine. This is why we have a partnership program to find new starters for mines around Kalgoorlie.
If you think the process looks overwhelming and want help then check out the Workready package, they do your resume for you and you get a WA Shift Boss to make sure you have learnt the mining information, do interview prep and plan how you are going to get into the industry. If moneys tight (as it is for a lot of us at the moment) and you can follow instructions in our DIY Introduction to Underground Mining package. The instructions to make your resume mining friendly and the interview prep questions are all in the back of the Australian mining seminar. You just need a manual drivers license, be able to pass a medical, drug test and have a clean police clearance.
Good luck hope you get the job you want and remember the secret to getting a job is mining knowledge, if you know how their mine works then you have something to offer the employers.
Mining is Hiring Now
Designed to provide participants an informative and realistic view of mining life, what is expected of workers once getting to site and what employers expect from workers, a sound knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of a minesite.
“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.