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New Survival Guide to Help Oil and Gas Families

18/03/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One of the most challenging things about working in the resources industry is the extended separation of families. Let’s face it; no one goes to work on an oil rig in a major metropolitan city. Processing plants are not usually placed in suburban neighbourhoods. If someone in your family is working a FIFO roster, the folks from Mining Family Matters have just produced a new guidebook giving great advice and practical tips to help families cope with the special challenges faced by oil and gas industry employees.




2014 Graduate Programs Now Open for Australian Resources Industry

13/03/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Employers in the Australian resources industry have begun to advertise for graduate programs with work starting in 2014. While graduation may seem a long way off, if you plan on finishing your degree this year, you need to start thinking about where you’re going to work. Now is the time to start answering job advertisements for these positions.




Severe Shortage of Quantity Surveyors in Australia

06/03/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new report from BIS Shrapnel points to a serious shortage of quantity surveyors in Australia. Consulting Surveyors National commissioned the report which was released last month and warns against an acute shortage of surveyors and geospatial professionals. Unless it’s corrected, this shortage could have a significant impact on the resources industry.




Interesting Employment Facts about the Australian Resources Boom

27/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) released interesting figures last week in the Industry Dimensions of the Resource Boom research paper that indicated the resources boom is having a bigger impact on employment than previously thought. Steve Knott, AMMA CEO, reminded everyone just how much the mining industry, oil and gas industry, and allied construction sectors contribute to the Australian workforce and the overall economy.




E-Mentoring Program Launches for Women in Australian Resources Industry

22/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
AWRA launched a new e-mentoring program in Australia this week to support the career development of women working in the resources industry. Supported by the National Resources Sector Workforce Strategy, the online mentoring program is available to women in the early stages of their careers. Employees in the all sectors of the resources industry are encouraged to participate including those in oil and gas, energy, allied construction and mining jobs.




New FIFO Survey to Focus on Impact to Families

13/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The good people from Mining FM and Foxtel have teamed up on a new survey to examine the impact the FIFO (fly in, fly out) and DIDO (drive in, drive out) lifestyle has on families. Also under consideration is how these family issues affect workforce retention.




Resources Jobs Bringing Wealth and Families to the Regions

06/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The mining and resources industry often takes a beating in public opinion as a rough and tumble man’s world. New research by KPMG for the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) is about to change that with positive news about the new face of Australian resources communities. Not only is regional Australia experiencing higher incomes, it’s also seeing an influx of young families moving to the regions.




28 Occupations in Demand in the Australian Resources Industry

01/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Hays Quarterly Report January – March 2013 lists a number of occupations and skills in high demand in the Australian resources industry. Addressing vacancies in mining and the oil and gas sector, the information is broken down by state.




New ABS Figures Show Top Wages in Mining Industry

28/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released last week show the mining boom is continuing to drive wages in the resources industry. The Employee Earnings and Hours report is published in Australia every two years. It provides statistics on employee earnings and the number of hours worked. The information is broken down in a variety of ways including industry, gender and location.




How Women Can Ace the Interview in Male-Dominated Jobs

21/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
As you know, the Australian resources industry is looking to increase female participation in the workforce to 25% across all sectors and job categories. AWRA, the Australian Women in Resources Alliance, is the industry initiative spearheading the way forward to meeting this goal. Still, women are competing with men for the best jobs in the Australian resources industry so it’s imperative they are equally effective in every step of their job search.




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