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Mining giant announces new round of hiring sprees

BHP FutureFit Academy
BHP FutureFit Academy

A multinational resources company is accepting applications for the next round of recruitment and no experience is needed.

BHP is continuing to hire 3500 new apprentices and trainees of all ages and levels of experience to help address a nationwide skills shortage.

The employer is spending nearly $800 million on increasing its apprentice and trainee intake through the BHP FutureFit Academy by 2500. A further 1000 skills development opportunities will be offered in regional areas.

Paid training, $100K on completion

New maintenance recruits will begin a 12-month paid training program consisting of four day shifts (6am to 2:30pm) and then a further four afternoon and evening shifts (2:30pm to 11pm) in either Mackay or Perth.

A competitive trainee salary, up to six weeks’ paid leave, and scheduled mid- and Christmas-breaks will be offered. Applicants who successfully complete training will be deployed to a mine and promised to earn in excess of $100,000 a year plus a short-term incentive.

Click here to apply for a traineeship.

Recent recruit celebrates

Maintenance technician Jarrod recently celebrated his first year at BHP Mitsubishi Alliance’s Saraji Coal Mine in Dysart, 231km southwest of Mackay. He quickly adjusted to job after having performed maintenance work on the Central Queensland railway.

“Throughout my life, I have been fortunate to have a few ‘sliding door’ moments that have brought me to where I am now in my career,” he said in a public statement.

“Three months after starting, I moved into a permanent position with the Operations Services team, and I must say I never thought what was being offered would come to fruition; it seemed too good to be true. I am now 12 months into my role and I have never experienced – and been part of a team – that is so diverse across demographics, backgrounds and skill base.”

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When Jarrod is not working his typical seven days on and seven days off roster, he spends his free time enjoying hockey and creating bespoke furniture in Rockhampton.

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