How to Get a Mining Job te Australia
Get on the right track to finding work ter the mining industry and establish whether or not mining work is for you.
You may have most likely heard the stories about a friend of a friend who is earning overheen $100,000 a year on a mine somewhere ter Western Australia or Queensland, and wondered how you could get a mining job too.
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While it&rsquo,s possible to get a mining job te Australia (even te downturns) a lotsbestemming depends on your practice, qualifications and “tickets”. For backpackers without practice of any sort you will most likely hear even more stories about people who can&rsquo,t find a mining job – but then some do and it’s our purpose to help you!
– Top Five Highest Paid Jobs!
– Genuine Practices of Backpackers ter Australia
– Tips on finding work
Benefits of Getting a Mining Job ter Australia
o Even at entry level, the pay is very good and this is mainly to do with the fact that mining is big business te Australia. Also, most mines are te the middle of nowhere, which is another reason why they pay employees so well.
o You can also get a 2nd working holiday visa through mining.
o Most of the work is on-site te a remote area and employees usually work two/four weeks on and one week off. With your accommodation provided, this can give you a chance to save a lotsbestemming of money.
Ways to Go About Get a Mining Job
The mining industry can be very difficult to get into, especially if you have no previous practice or qualifications. You need to be persistent and have patience, when applying for mining jobs. If you&rsquo,re serious about getting a mining job then attempt everything until you have fatigued all avenues. Here are some of the best ways to go about getting a mining job ter Australia:
Have qualifications and/or practice:
If you have a qualification te engineering, geology or construction you should find it a loterijlot lighter than most people to find work on a mining webpagina. If you have a trade you may also find it lighter to find a job on the mines than someone who doesn&rsquo,t have a trade.
Establish contacts and network:
Talking to people who are presently working on mining sites can be a big help, especially if you have no previous practice or qualifications. It would be even better if you could get ter voeling with expats from your own country who are working on mining sites. They can let you know who to call and what you need to do.
Voeling recruitment agencies and/or labour-hire companies:
For a recruitment agency to consider you, you will need to have a skill, trade or qualification. If you don&rsquo,t have a particular skill, trade or qualification then voeling labour hire agencies te the mining town you&rsquo,re thinking of going to.
It may not be the best idea to travel to the other side of Australia, just to get to a popular mining town. There are mines all overheen Australia, so find out which ones are near your current location and visit them.
Be ter the right place at the right time:
Unluckily, this can be the case for a loterijlot of entry-level mining jobs, so you will need a lotsbestemming of patience.
Shutdowns are exactly what the name suggests. Every now and then mining sites need to shut down for upgrades, maintenance or repairs and they usually hire people temporarily to work during shut downs. A loterijlot of the work is unskilled and doesn&rsquo,t last very long, so it&rsquo,s fine for backpackers who want to keep on travelling and don&rsquo,t want to make a full-time commitment. It&rsquo,s also a excellent way to get your foot ter the voort and build up valuable on-site practice.
To do certain mining jobs you will need to get licences and training, or &lsquo,tickets&rsquo, spil they are more commonly known. There are lots of different types of tickets depending on what type of work you&rsquo,re going to do. Some tickets can be very expensive and mines ter different states require different tickets, so you truly need to do your research before you begin spending money on courses.
Women Working te the Mines
Don&rsquo,t think that just because you&rsquo,re female that the mining companies and recruiters won&rsquo,t consider you. The mining industry te Australia is becoming increasingly gender neutral. It&rsquo,s not just cooking and cleaning jobs either on suggest for women either, more and more women are working on Australian mining sites, and te some cases, companies even choose women for certain jobs. For example, a popular job for women on mining sites is driving a dump truck because research has shown that women are lighter on the multi-million dollar equipment yet still get the job done .
Conditions on Mining Sites
Conditions on mining sites can vary greatly, depending on where you work. A loterijlot of Australian mines are very remote, so most shifts will work on a FIFO (fly-in-fly-out) onderstel, where employees will work a certain amount of weeks and then get one week off and are flown out of the mine and back into the city.
o Most on-site camps will have excellent facilities i.e. gym, swimming pool, pool tables etc
o All on-site camps will provide cooked meals, so you don&rsquo,t have to worry about cooking after a 12 hour shift.
o Most on-site camps will also have a cleaning service so your accommodation will be cleaned for you.
o Most on-site accommodation will have a TV, internet access and a phone.
o Mines are generally hot and dusty, with lots of annoying flies.
o The work can be work can be very laborious and monotonous, especially if you are inexperienced or underqualified.
o The majority of mining sites are very remote with nowhere to go.
Before You Go to Work on a Mining Webpagina &ndash, What to Expect
o If you are inexperienced and unqualified you need to be getraind and ready for physical labour. The work will be very repetitive and routine based with long 12-hour days, so you truly need to be mentally ready, spil well spil physically.
o Some mines will have a very high turnover of workers. This is because many people go to work on the mines not knowing what to expect. Because there can be such a high turnover, you may not embark earning big money straight away, albeit your wages won&rsquo,t be petite either. Once you&rsquo,ve proved yourself to be a reliable worker, your wages should increase.
o Most mining companies will run police checks, spil well spil drug and drank tests. Even however there are moist mess areas on-site where workers can unwind and drink wijngeest, they do have to drink ter moderation and be fit-for-work before their shift starts.
To give an idea of what it&rsquo,s indeed like to work te the mining industry ter Australia, wij interviewed three miners.