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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.




Temporary Skilled Migration Eases Australian Mining Skills Shortage

20/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) says skills shortages are being experienced in many occupations across the industry including professional, skilled trades and semi-skilled trades. This is still very much a cause of concern for mining and resources companies operating in Australia.





Engineering Wages in Australia 60% Higher Than Global Average

19/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re an engineer or geologist with mining experience, a new report from the Minerals Council of Australia says your skills are in high demand. What’s more, Australian engineering wages are the highest in the world. Now might be a great time to consider an expat assignment in the Australian mining industry.




Health and Medical Jobs in the Resources Industry

14/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
When people think of working in the resources industry, they often imagine occupations like geologist jobs or project manager jobs. Many of the big projects currently running in the Australian resources industry, especially in FIFO situations, require skilled workers from many different professions. Mining camps and offshore rigs function as small communities and need a variety of additional services outside the traditional roles associated with mining, energy or oil and gas sectors.





The Australian Resources Boom Still Going Strong

12/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Are you concerned about the viability of the resources industry? If you are reading the popular press, it’s easy to convince yourself that Australia is on the verge of collapse. Nothing could be further from the truth.





What to Expect From a Pre-employment Medical Examination

10/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you want to work in the Australian resources industry, chances are you’ll be required to take a pre-employment medical as part of the hiring criteria. In other words, passing a medical exam is just as important as having a great resume or performing well in an interview.




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