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- If you’re a graduate, it is best to apply for graduate recruitment programs and / or vacation employment in your final year of study. Most large mining companies operate significant graduate programs that offer structured programs which are ideal for establishing your career in the industry.Graduate opportunities are available in the technical areas of mining engineering, geology, geotechnical, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, metallurgy, HR, accounting & finance, IT, legal and more. If you’ve missed out in securing a position in a graduate program, please contact us and we’ll try to help!
- Trades & labour roles: Looking to make a break into the mining industry?The best way to obtain a role in the mining industry is to be in the right place at the right time. Perhaps consider relocating to a mining hub like Gladstone, Kalgoorlie, Perth or Mt Isa and apply direct to mining companies via their online careers portals.Alternatively, contact a recruitment company who specialises in blue collar or trades roles such as Hays, Workpac, Integrated or Skilled recruitment in Australia. For other locations, please contact your local recruitment providers.
Rock People specialise in professional technical, management & executive appointments, but we cannot assist with trades & labour appointments.
In mining this is very difficult to answer due to a huge number of variables that impact remuneration. At the end of the day, a ‘market salary’ is what someone is willing to offer and someone is willing to accept. Factors that influence remuneration include:
- Role and responsibility
- Roster and hours of work
- Travel requirements
- Location and hardship
- Bonuses and performance incentives (seen as upside potential to a salary)
For an accurate appraisal of your worth in the market based on your situation, please contact us.
It can be very difficult to summarise many years of work experience, especially if you haven’t been on the job market for several years. However, here are the basics you need to include for an effective CV:
- Full name
- Contact details: phone / email / address / skype
- Citizenship / residency status
- Career goal
- Tertiary or other qualifications
- Work history
- Most recent to least recent
- Include the name of your employer, the site, your job title(s), years of employment and key responsibilities
- Any non-work related interests
A word of caution, a CV should not be more than 3-4 pages maximum. Whilst it is a document to detail your work history, it needs to be concise and easy to read.