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Northparkes offering underground traineeships for industry cleanskins

North Parkes mine employment traineeships

Northparkes mine announced today that it is fast-tracking applications for two-year traineeships for people without mining experience.

The traineeships will be based in the Parkes Region of Central NSW.

Northparkes said today that “The two-year traineeship will see you work through a structured program in our Underground Mining team. At the end of your traineeship, you will be a multi-skilled miner with a Certificate III in Metalliferous Mining. You will be given the opportunity to operate heavy machinery including trucks, drill rigs, offside jumbo drills and assist shot firing.”

Trainees will begin the program with a full orientation into the Northparkes operations, followed by our underground mine, before moving onto a development crew where they will begin your practical, hands-on learning.


“You are not required to have previous mining experience, but the successful candidate will have a good attitude and a focus on communication and teamwork. You will be comfortable and able to work in an underground environment, completing 12-hour shifts on a 7/7 roster.” the company said.

The successful applicants for underground traineeships will possess the following essential criteria:

  • A current drivers licence (manual preferred)
  • The ability to obtain a security licence to work with explosives
  • Reside in the Central West region (Parkes, Forbes, Dubbo, Wellington, Orange, Condobolin or any area in between).

Northparkes also has available positions for:

Projects Controller applications close Friday 20 March

Ventilation Technician applications close Friday 27 March

Development Logistics Coordinator applications close Monday 30 March

Underground Auto Electricians applications close Tuesday 31 March

Environmental and Permitting Specialist applications close Friday 3 April

Laboratory Technician applications close Friday 3 April

Underground Operator – Charge up applications close Friday 3 April

Underground HV Electrician applications close Tuesday 7 April

Applications can be made via the Seek website by clicking this link

Read more at Queensland Mining & Energy

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