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I have been looking into the possibilty of getting into the mines , used to work on opencut mines here in uk , driving 777 dump trucks . I have found out that alot of companies like you to have a heavy rigid licence , wages are between $30 to $40 per hour. its 12hr shifts that are long and boring, check out this web site www.miningaustralia.com.au south australia is set to host around 23 mines by 2015 and a buy 2020 43 mines think thats what i read. its something i would consider , but looking at bus driving and truck driving as options , drive class c hgvs at the moment , so will have to take a retest once in aus.which cost around $2000 depending on experiance.
Applied for 176 visa 23/03/2011 C/O 19/04/2011. Meds done 18/05/2011 Police Checks sent 16/05/2011. Visa Granted 26/05/2011. Flights Booked 12/01/2012.
Hmmm, I wonder if they want to employ a 55 year old retired copper and would the visa let me get PR eventually?
My bro-in-law works up at the mines. As already mentioned it's 12 hour shifts (gets paid for 8), permanent nightshift, 14 days on, fly in/fly out, live on site, nothing to do but eat, sleep, watch dvds and work.
As his boss says whenever someone complains about anything "The plane flies out first thing in the morning and you can be on it."
Bro-in-law is a single, country guy who really hates big cities and spend his time off work camping at the beach fishing or getting drunk. Sometimes I'm jealous as . . . . but mostly I'm just glad it's him and not me.