How to Get an Entry Level Mining Job

There is a broad range of Entry Level Mining Jobs available for both men and women. If you are new to the mining industry and you want to get your foot in the door, we have some hot tips for you.

What Types of Mining Jobs are available if you don’t have Mining Experience?

The good news is that there are heaps of jobs available even if you haven’t worked on a mine site before.

The types of mining jobs available include:

Admin jobs:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Administration Assistant
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Customer Service Officer
  • Site Clerk
  • HR Assistant
  • Service Administrator
  • Receptionist

Hospitality, Cleaning, Utility and Driving jobs:

  • Housekeeping
  • Cook
  • Catering Assistant / Kitchen hand)
  • Bus Driver
  • Cleaner
  • Security Officer

Technical Mining jobs:

  • Lab Assistant
  • Geologist Assistant
  • Field Assistant
  • Entry Level Mining and Construction Trade jobs:
  • Storeperson
  • Handyperson
  • Trades Assistant
  • Workshop Administrator
  • Light Machinery Operator
  • Labourer

So how can you get one of this sought after entry level mining jobs?!?!?

To get a job in the mining sector, you can make yourself an attractive candidate for employers by ensuring that you have taken steps to get the certificates, licences and tickets that they are looking for.

If you are not sure what you need, have a look on Seek for the type of job you want and see what requirements are listed on each ad. If you don’t have what they need, go and get it!

This will vary somewhat between each Australian state, so be sure to check what is needed for the state that you want to work in.

For example in Queensland you will need a Standard 11 Mining Induction. If you are looking to work in a coal mining environment, then you will need to pass a Coal Board medical.

For ALL mine sites, you will need to be able to pass regular drug and alcohol tests. Mine sites are high risk environments and there is zero tolerance for those that fail drug and alcohol testing. Keep clean and keep your mine site safe for you and others. If you can’t do this, then working on the mines is not for you. Some employers will require you to pass a criminal history check.

Get Yourself a Quality Resume

For any job you will need to ensure that you are presenting yourself as professionally as possible. If you are applying for a job with a crappy Resume that does not clearly list all the items that an employer is looking for, your Resume will be thrown in the bin. You MUST have a good quality Resume, particularly if you are trying to break thru and get your first job in the mining sector.

Resume Templates Australia are experts at writing Mining, Construction and FIFO Resumes. We have a long list of pre-writtten Resumes for a range of entry level jobs for the mines available for instant download.

Click here and view our list of Australian Mining Resumes.