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Reality Check: Entry-Level Mining Jobs

12/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Every day we have jobseekers contact us about how to get started in mining jobs or how to find the first job on an offshore rig. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult for people with no experience to break into mining or energy jobs. At the very least, you will need to have qualifications relevant to the resources industry along with proven experience. These jobs are very competitive and there’s a large pool of people with no skills or site experience who are competing with you for a handful of entry-level roles.





New Mentoring Program for Women in Australian Resources Industry

10/10/2012 05:00 AM / Gina Meibusch, AWRA Program Manager, AMMA
An exciting new chapter in the Australian resources industry is starting which we expect will create positive ripples throughout the mining, energy, oil and gas, construction and allied services sectors. Gina Meibusch, AWRA Program Manager at AMMA, is our guest blogger today and introduces the AWRA e-Mentoring program kicking off this year.





Skilled Workers Still in Demand in Australian Resources Industry

09/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
We’ve been getting a lot of questions in our social networks about the viability of the resources industry and how it impacts job availability. There’s a growing concern among jobseekers about the many negative stories in the press saying the boom is over. It would be easy to assume the industry is on the verge of collapse. Nothing could be further from the truth.





900% Increase for Overseas Engineering Graduate Visas in Australia

03/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has reformed the 476 visa scheme resulting in a 900% increase in the number of overseas graduates eligible to work in Australia.  
The 476 visa is designed for engineering graduates who obtained a tertiary engineering degree to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. Applicants have to be younger than 31 years of age





Civil Engineering, Mining Power Australian Construction Industry

02/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new report from Cordell Information and the Housing Industry Association shows civil engineering and mining projects dominate the Australian construction industry.  The annual Housing Industry Association-Cordell Construction 100 provides data on the largest 100 companies working in engineering construction and non-residential building sectors. It’s no surprise resources projects dominate the 2012 findings. 





Nominations Open for 2013 Safety and Health Innovation Awards

01/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) have opened nominations for the 2013 Safety and Health Innovation Awards. The project recognises and encourages the need for creativity and innovation towards health and safety problems in the workplace. This year marks the 9th running of the awards which aims to reward contributions in three main areas.





Industry Speaks: The soft skills every candidate needs

28/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
In a competitive employment situation, what sets one candidate apart from other worthy applicants? We asked industry hiring managers what they want to see in an applicant that doesn’t always make it into the job advertisement. When you’re up against people equally qualified and experienced, it’s quite possibly the soft skills you possess that will land your dream job or push you up the next rung of the ladder.





Petroleum Quiz: Test Your Oil and Gas Processing Knowledge

27/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Whether you’re an oil and gas veteran or a newbie to the world of petroleum knowing the difference between upstream, midstream and downstream processing is going to put you ahead of the game. If anything, it might give you a jump the next time you interview for an offshore job. Take the quiz below and see how you stack up.





Important Info for Experienced Operators Moving to Australia

26/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Experienced operators coming from overseas often get conflicting or incorrect information about the requirements for skills transfer. As more skilled workers come to work in the Australian mining industry, it’s important they understand exactly what requirements they must fulfil to work in Australia. Major Training Group provides some excellent answers.





Western Australia Recognising Outstanding Women in Resources

24/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Women in Resources Awards sponsored by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME). The annual awards recognise organizations and individuals working to increase the participation of women in the Australian resources industry.




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