How To Find Mining Apprenticeships

I find that a lot of people start out looking for mining jobs with no experience end up turning to apprenticeships for a couple of reasons.

  • Get Their Start In The Industry
  • Long-Term Career Prospects

While the salary may not be fantastic for a while, you will be learning a trade that is needed in the industry and your wage will rise as you earn with drillers and blasters getting $123,000/year according to the Daily Mercury in Mackay, QLD.

But where are these mining apprenticeships and how do you find them?

Where Are All The Mining Apprenticeships?

The good news is that apprenticeships can be found basically where ever the mining industry is, there are apprenticeships. Obviously the major mining communities like Kalgoorlie and Karratha in WA and Mount Isa in QLD, but there are apprenticeships available Australia-wide – as long as you know where to look for them.

How To Find Them

There are really only 4 ways to find an apprenticeship in the mining industry, and they are:

  • Know Someone Personally

    The mining industry and very much a boys club. If you know someone in the industry then contacting them and finding out if they know about any jobs going is always going to be your best option.

  • Jobs Websites

    The regular career websites like MyCareer always have a large selection of mining jobs, so always make them one of your regular visits when searching out an apprenticeship.

  • Mining Recruitment Companies

    If you would like a little help with your application then applying through a mining employment agency is a great idea. These recruitment agencies have connections and hire specifically for companies in the mining industry.

  • Contact The Mines Directly

    Aside the above three options, a lot of the major mining companies have their own websites with an employment section. Find the ones in your area and see if they have any apprenticeships on offer.