Companies to contact for mine work
Here is a list of some companies to contact about mine work.
Hays mining and resources
Chandler mcleod/ready workforce
United group resources
Roche mining group
Or try Byron website for a comprehensive list of agencies for each state.
One of the best sites for mining jobs is Seek.
If your still in London you should check out BHP and RIO TINTO for sponsorship as I think they are largely British companies and I think there head offices are in London ????.Check out the web sites for contacts.
One in here for you ???
Just heard a few days ago that in the next 5 years the amount of people required to fulfill new WA mining positions will exceed 45,000 !!!!.This will be on top of the proposed 10,000 people required for the Olympic dam expansion.
If anyone is thinking of trying the sponsored route to get in, try to go this way as at the moment i see a diverse mix of people who are sponsored and are getting benefits to, and due to the skills shortage companies are having to look for people outside of Australia.
Dump truck drivers
Just been reading previous threads and saw a couple for dump truck drivers.
One of the best companies i know of is BGC ,they are a fairly big company and have operations all around australia. They are flexible with there approach to recruitment and don't mind giving trianing. Also they like taking on more women drivers as apparently they look after the vehicles better.
Big country- small world
Just to give people a heads up in this game ,the old saying of it ain't what you know its who you know rings so true in the mines.
If there is a job going, there could be 130 people apply for the one position but if the manager or co-ordinator knows the site where one person is applying from your guaranteed he/she will know someone there and will be giving that person a friendly call to check them out regardless of references or qualifications.
Also the same applies to your reputation proceeds you. If you were given "A window seat" at a mine site for say fighting,drink/drugs,or a safety violation that tag will stay with you as you try to get into other sites. Now i know people who have done this and still got in, but it has taken them a lot of hard yards to get back in.
A lot of managers move around the whole of Australia and abroad. It has taken them years to gain these contacts and point of reference so be warned don't be surprised if when applying for a job they don't know you already!!!.
Asked a planner today how he would get into different mine sites. He said that one of his approaches was to ring up the site and ask to speak with the area manager/superintendent or the co-ordinator/Supervisor of the section, usually the receptionist/secretary will say they are busy so at the very least get there name and e-mail address.
Then send your resume and a covering letter to the relevant people, ring the same receptionist/secretary later on saying that you are returning there call and then if your lucky to be put through BANG!! try the hard sell on them.
Sounds all a bit dodgy but the guy said he has managed to get a couple of jobs this way.At least it shows tenacity!.
Thanks for the advice
Carlton. you seem to have a lot of good advice for every one but it looks like to that no one really gives a TOSS. i struggled to get into the mines and this info would have helped me get in there a lot sooner. i got a lucky break getting into the mine because a cousin of mine worked there and gave me a good reference. What it looks like to me is people want to have a whinge about it and want everything handed to them on a silver platter rather that getting of their butts and doing the hard yards. Its no wonder we get called WHINGING POMS.
Not really on here to get into any bitch fights or talk about visas, price of gravy ect ect, just trying to help people get into mining and any other job advice as i know its a bit frustrating to start off with.
Yeah cheers Carlton contacted them at an Expo last month (Rio) have an interview in London set up for next year with a subsidary company who supply pumps and the like to the mines, will check out BHP, ta for the advice.
Originally Posted by Footsoldier
What pump company is it ?.I have the general managers number and e-mail for KSB pumps(He is a pom apparently)and they are looking to take Warman's crown from them. Also i know for a fact BHP have an office here in Adelaide.