How to cash-in on mining jobs in Australia

In the next 18 months, the mining industry is predicted to need around 8,000 skilled workers across Western Australia. 

In fact, this year, Seek included the two job categories of “Mining – Engineering & Maintenance” and “Mining – Operations” in its 20 most-needed jobs, coming in at number 12 and 20 respectively. As the mining boom sets in, we don’t doubt these job categories will climb higher up the list. 

So, if you’ve been pondering a career change, such as a move into mining jobs in Australia, or even into other booming industries like construction or civil, now is the time to get your application in order. Here’s how to start the process with the right skills and mentality. 

Are my skills transferable for a mining job? 

When people think ‘mining’ they might think this means driving trucks. This is absolutely not the case. In fact, some your current skillset developed in the domestic sector might be transferable, such as administration, technical, management, and even medical support. 

Why should I consider a career in the mining industry? 

Working in the industry provides unique experiences and opportunities for skill development. No doubt you’ll work hard, but the experience you have will be looked at favourably in any career.  

Will I get paid top dollar from the outset? 

We get it, many candidates are hoping to get into the mining industry to earn big to set them up for the future. There is excellent earning potential in this industry, however, you must begin your journey with a positive mindset. Your wages might be entry level at the start, but this can change quickly as you settle into your role. One thing you can be certain of is that this industry is sustainable – COVID-19 hasn’t even impacted it. This boom won’t be short-lived either; our prediction is that it will continue for the next 20 – 30 years.  

How quickly can I be placed? 

Placement can be quick, but it also depends on your skills and suitability of roles. Our biggest tip is to be reactive. Once you’ve registered with us and an opportunity arises, we may need further information  or details of your qualifications, so it’s important you act on any requests quickly.  

How do I begin the recruitment process? 

We are constantly recruiting for mining jobs in Australia, including many projects in Western Australia and in other parts of the country. If you’d like to be a part of the mining boom, register with us today here

If you have any questions on the recruitment process, get in touch with the team via recruitment@macforce.com.au

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