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Unskilled Mining Jobs

The mining industry is ripe with both skilled and unskilled jobs and if you have been thinking about a career shift to the mines then there are plenty of opportunities even if you have no experience.

There are three main options that you will have if you pursue a mining job with no experience and you will surprised at how easy it can be to land a unskilled mining job.

Let’s have a closer look at your options:

  • Entry Level Mining Jobs

    If you are not interested in completing any study or formal training, then an entry level mining job is probably your best option. And you may be surprised by the range of different jobs on offer that do not require any prior experience, from cooking and cleaning to labouring.

  • Mining Traineeship

    For the more long-term focused a mining traineeship is a great way to make a quick jump up the pay ladder and gives you the opportunity to learn a trade that could provide you with employment as a truck operator, lab technician or even a security guard.

  • Apprenticeships

    To take it a step further, mining apprenticeships are fantastic at building experience and giving you time to build your networking so that when your apprenticeship is finished, you will have the qualifications and training as well as know the right people to land yourself an great job in the mining industry.

    A company that you may wish you apply for is Barminco.

If you are considering applying for unskilled mining jobs, be that in WA, QLD or any of the mines Australia-wide – just make sure you put your best foot forward in your application and give them a reason to hire you over everyone else.

A great way to automatically put yourself ahead of the rest of the unskilled work force is to get your heavy vehicle license and rack up some work experience driving for a local transport company. This shows that you have shown initiative and are willing to do what it takes to get the job.