A multinational resources company has begun recruiting beginners who are creative-minded and want to work in the industry.
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) recently opened applications for 67 accredited traineeships. BMA is keen to hear from anyone keen to spend about three months working in Dysart, Emerald, Greater Mackay, Moranbah or the Blackwater Coal Mine in Stewarton, 214km west of Rockhampton.
Successful applicants will attend TAFE Queensland’s Emerald campus where they will complete a work readiness program that focuses on workplace safety. After three weeks they will be deployed to different mine sites across Central and Northern Queensland.
Further hands-on and accredited training will be provided at the mine site in resource processing, surface extraction, laboratory skills, business administration, mine scheduling and warehousing.
‘Do well’ and be rewarded
After the three months is up successful trainees will be given the opportunity to attend a follow-up work readiness program and start a 24-month traineeship.
“This is the time to apply all you have learnt in real-life situations and use your initiative to seek out projects to showcase your capability,” BHP said on its careers website.
“Do well as an intern and you can be invited back for a graduate role, or another intern position if you are still studying.”
‘Opportunity of a lifetime’
Blackwater resident Zoe Hodkin is already doing her diesel fitter apprenticeship at the Blackwater mine, after having already worked two years as a BMA contractor trades assistant. She encouraged anyone who is considering a career in mining to take the plunge.
“Of course you do have doubts, where you think I do not know if I can do this, but then you have to give it 100 per cent and just go for it,” she said.
“I really love this industry and that completing this apprenticeship is an opportunity of a lifetime.”
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