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Why should you work in the minerals industry?

Posted: 20/12/2013 11:25:46 AM by Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Filed under: Mining


Australia’s mining industry attracts millions of people each year. It is a thriving business that is steadily growing. The south western strip of the country is especially rich in minerals and oil reserves. Therefore, it is no surprise that each year many youngsters get attracted to job opportunities available in this area.

What is attractive about a career in the mineral industry?

The resources industry is constantly evolving. The amount of opportunities that come up in this sector is unparalleled to any other trade. It gives you a chance to get involved with big projects which means good exposure from the very start of your career. Even if you start on an entry level position, you can quite quickly work your way up to senior roles provided you are prepared to put in the hard work and learn about the trade.

So what can you really expect while working in the minerals industry?

The hours can be long and exerting but the skills, experience and money you earn while working in the resources industry is invaluable. The opportunities are always available and because it’s a growing industry new jobs are constantly created in this sector. You can just turn up at a mining company and expect to find work.

What ticks in the minerals industry?

If you are hardworking, energetic and are mindful of the risks involved, then minerals industry could be right place for you. This kind of work can be a real test of your mental and physical capabilities but there are huge financial rewards for high achievers in this sector.

How relevant is the minerals industry to the economy?

The answer is that it’s extremely important. Australia has seen a four-fold growth due its thriving resources industry in the past five years and it is far from scrapping the bottom of the barrel yet. There are many foreign investors who have poured capital into Australian resources projects. This has created a huge demand for a skilled workforce in this sector. Young people aiming for jobs in this field can expect career progression and better paid salaries.

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