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Engineering Trades Training Gets Another Kickstart

30/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
With a continuing shortage of skilled trades people in Australia, the Apprentice Kickstart Initiative has been reinvigorated to encourage more apprenticeships in key roles. Engineering trades including Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (both Avionics and Mechanical), Fitter, Fitter and Turner, Fitter-Welder, Metal Fabricator, Metal Machinist, Pressure Welder and Toolmaker will benefit from a new payment scheme.




Division of Mining and Resources Engineering at Monash University

12/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Monash University in Melbourne will establish a Division of Mining and Resources Engineering on the back of a $5 million in donations Melbourne-based MMG and Newcrest Mining Limited. It’s another example of industry working to upskill, train and retrain the Australian workforce.





One Week Left to Apply for 2013 NSW Mining Scholarship

07/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re a student in Year 10 or 11, you only have one week left to apply for the NSW Mining Scholarship worth up to $3500. The NSW Minerals Council (NSWMC) is inviting students to apply for a 2013 NSW Mining Scholarship. If you’re thinking of becoming an engineer, why not consider a career in the mining industry?





Chevron Gorgon Project Hits Employment Milestone

05/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Last week WA Department of Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien recognised an employment milestone connected with the Chevron Gorgon project. The CB&I Kentz Joint Venture hired their 1,000th employee. The contract, valued at $2.2 billion will eventually create more than 1,650 local jobs. The big news, in our opinion, has to do with future traineeships and apprenticeships on the project.





3 Academic Scholarships for Mining Careers Now Open

22/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re currently at university and studying towards a career in mining, you may want to investigate three scholarships currently on offer in the areas of engineering and mining rehabilitation. If a mining job is in your future, you might want to look into these opportunities.





Industry Driven Skills New Focus for Queensland Training

12/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce delivered their final report to government last week with good news for people wanting to get into mining or construction. The recommendations outlined in the report suggest government funding should be focused on skills shortages in industry and be reduced for areas where there is little or no need for skills.





Skilled Migrants from Asia to Bolster Australia Workforce

02/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Australia is perfectly positioned to take advantage of skilled workers from Asia according to the Asian Century White Paper, a new report released last month by the Federal government. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, spoke to the need for bringing in more skilled workers to help build Australian industry.





MPA Awards 2012 Apprentice of the Year for Painting

30/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The 2012 Apprentice of the Year was awarded on Saturday night by the Master Painters Association in Western Australia. The competition is designed to showcase apprentices who want a career in the painting industry and show excellence in their training and work. Mining Oil and Gas Jobs was delighted to hear who won.




3 Safety Qualifications for Offshore Workers

29/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A question on our Facebook page last week reminded us how easily it is to confuse the different licenses, tickets and certifications in the resources industry. Acronyms are commonly used to describe specific qualifications and that can lead to the confusion. Today we’re providing information on three common credentials used in the oil and gas industry.





AMMA Skills Connect to Prepare Jobseekers for Resources Jobs

25/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new skills initiative launched in Perth yesterday means jobseekers can expect to get more assistance in training, upskilling and reskilling for work in the Australian resources industry. AMMA Skills Connect is a government-backed initiative designed to help tackle the skills shortage felt in mining, energy, construction and oil and gas sectors.





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