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  1. Guest

    Mining careers

    Does anyone have any information on companies that hire in the mining industry with noexperience or qualifacations?
  2. The Pom Queen

    Mining and Gas Expo in Cairns

    For anyone interested there is a mining and jobs expo in Cairns on Wednesday 2nd November at Cairns Convention Centre between 10am - 4pm. More info can be found here: http://www.skills.qld.gov.au/
  3. Hi All, We moved over to Australia about 9-mths ago, I am sponsored by my employer and my husband has full working rights on my visa. He is a carpenter / general builder and although he loves what he does and the wages are fine we keep hearing how much $$ can be made in the mines. Is this realistic for the unqualified jobs.....I am not really sure what type of roles he could do? Can anyone point us in the right direction? We are young and have no children so were thinking it was worth looking in to, at least for a couple of years to help us get set up with a deposit for a house etc. We live on the Central Coast so surrounded by plenty of mines. Thanks
  4. Hi folks, I'm currently waiting for an offshore spousal temporary visa. I have the oppurtunity to work in the mining industry. However, my wife is worried that the Immigration Dept may not grant us the Subclass 100 permanent visa after 2yrs as I would be working in rural Australia for 2 weeks on and flying back for one week. Are her concerns unfounded or would there be an issue here? I would love to work for 2yrs just to get a head start on our mortgage. All replies greatly appreciated.
  5. http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/reccie-arrival-reports/125181-wdu-sort-reccie-perth.html
  6. Hi, A friend & I will be looking for roofing/plastering work when we arrive in Perth next week. Ive been told its a good option to look around Karratha/Port Hedland area. Is there a bit of a construction boom going on in these mining areas as I've been led to believe? Are there any other areas worth looking at? Dont mind travelling but if there is anything closer to Perth it would be better. Thanks Guys n Girls.......Pete.....
  7. A large TV company is looking for people who are keen to try and join the Gold rush in Australia. Are you thinking of migrating from the UK to OZ? Are you tempted to join the mining community and dig for gold? Are you looking to change your life and considering Australia? If this is something you are thinking of we want to hear from you. More information on response.
  8. Hi i sat and watched a good tv program last night (insight) Anyhow, I am a trade qualified carpenter and joiner, also known as a cabinet maker over here. I don't want to sound all doom and gloom but within my trade, being based on the sunshine coast, work is very hard to find. My partner a qualified secretary also struggles to find work. Is there anyone out there who could enlighten me on how one would go in the respect of retraining in the hope of being able to get my foot in the door with one of these mining companies. I am yet to hear or yet to find out any information on such training courses which would enable me to get a job in the mines. I feel my trade in particular, within one or two generations will be pretty much non existent. Many thanks :wubclub:
  9. hey guys been gettin a lot of pms about mining jobs and thought i would put up a few links for recruitment agencies based in perth ......i would imagine that all these agencies require u to have permanent residency already ....in my opinion agencies are defo the people u need to be speaking to first as the big companies like rio bhp etc tend to hire from them ......anyways hope it is of some help :biggrin: www.mimingpeople.com ......... www.kirecruitment.com.au ......www.corestaff.com.au .... www.trgaust.com ......not sure why the third one hasnt linked but u can type it in manually ...lol mrs keily .......looks like it has linked lol
  10. Hi there is there anyone out there that work in the mining industry, I've been to an expo today and met reps from liebherr who were very helpful and were very keen for me to come and work for them, all be it on a 2:1 rota which is the norm I believe, but when your on site what should I expect I.e digs and other amenities, all very well them offering you a load of money but you need to get a feel for what your letting yourself in for. Thanks
  11. I am a student that has recently graduate in the UK. I am looking to do some mining work for a year or so in Australia to pay of my student debts... What is the best way to find and then approach the mining job appropriate for someone with no experience? I appreciate any help! Tom
  12. Guest

    Mining question

    Hi, about to apply for a visa to move to W.A. with my fiancee to live. I am a mechanical engineer/fitter and plan on doing my HR license or Dumper License in Oz to get a job in the mines, either as a drillers labourer or a dumper driver. Irealise it isn't easy without having previous mining experience but you gotta start somewhere Anyway, my fiance is a dental nurse and were worried about the amount of time Ill be away as we will start trying for a baby in a few years and I don't want to be away all the time and miss my kid growing up Is it possible for my fiancee to get a job near the mine as a dental nurse working alongside a dentist and stay with me at night in the accomadation? Just basically trying to see how everyone else managed with there wives/families? Appreciate peoples input, thanks a lot :notworthy:
  13. I have been in Australia now since Dec 09 and working as an Electrician in Sydney. I have crossed my Qualifications over and hold an Australian Electrical License. Here is the thing, there is so much talk about the shortfall of Electricians in the Mining Industry but how do you go about getting that foot in the door and getting a start working in a mine. Loads of jobs on Seek.com but all require previous experience. Is it a case of knowing the right people or are there actual companies which take on Electricians with a view to employing them in Mining. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks
  14. Guest

    When Big Mining Needs Workers

    senate estimates 24 May 2011 When Big Mining Needs Workers By Adam Brereton Senate Estimates is scrutinising the law on temporary skilled work visas. Adam Brereton sat in and heard plenty of talk about labour shortages - and not much about employee rights Extensions being made to the much-maligned 457 temporary skilled migrant visas have cleared Senate Estimates with little examination of their ethical consequences or detail of how future breaches will be avoided. The 457 visas are work visas which allow companies to sponsor overseas workers to fill positions. The Gillard Government, responding to recommendations made by the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce in July last year, is introducing the Enterprise Migration Agreements (EMA) scheme, a tailor-made temporary skilled migration program specifically designed to serve the ongoing labour needs of the resource and mining sectors. EMAs will be available to "mega projects" with more than $2 billion capital and a peak workforce of 1500. The Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs heard yesterday that 13 projects are already likely to qualify, with an additional 21 being considered for feasibility. Not many projects, in other words, will be able to make special arrangements for the employment of overseas workers. No details were given as to the specific nature of the projects, but the Standing Committee heard that the resource sector had lobbied the figure down from $10 billion. Representatives of the sector have also indicated their desire for a lower threshold in order to further broaden the reach of the scheme. Skilled and semi-skilled migrants brought to Australia under an EMA are to be employed on 457 visas. The number of skilled workers who can be employed in this way will not be capped — so long as the sponsoring business meets their legal obligations under the Worker Protection Act 2009 and demonstrates "effective and ongoing local recruitment efforts". Semi-skilled or "subtrade" worker numbers will be capped under the EMA, and businesses will be required to demonstrate why they are unable to source subtrade workers locally. The scheme also sets requirements for investment in local training and encourages projects to reduce their reliance on foreign labour, and mandates either a 2 per cent payroll contribution to an industry training fund or a 1 per cent contribution to local training. However, the Standing Committee heard little in the way of specifics as to how the scheme would avoid the endemic exploitation for which the system has been notorious in the past. Under questioning from Senator Mark Furner (ALP), Kruno Kukoc, the first assistant secretary for DIAC’s migration and visa policy division assured the Standing Committee that consultation over the scheme had been broad and that "even during the development of the EMA concept, we did engage into a range of consultation with key union bodies". He wasn’t asked for specifics. When asked by Furner what concrete protections were in place, Kukoc cited the Worker Protection Act 2009 that governs all 457 visas and indicated that a "full spectrum of protection" including litigation, inspection powers and infringement notices was in place. He admitted that ultimately the "employer will have responsibility over the contract … the project owner carries a responsibility." He noted specifically that if a business holding an EMA infringes, it may "trigger a renegotiation of the EMA". A question from Furner on whether DIAC requires specific ethics inquiries did not receive a substantive answer — and it was not pursued. Kukoc was also questioned by Bob Brown over the granting of 27 four-year 457 visas to Ta Ann, a wood processing company from Malaysia based in Tasmania’s Huon district. When asked by Brown about the local economic conditions that justified the granting of visas to four foreign wood machinists over Tasmanian workers, Kukoc replied there was "no economic reason to opt for a 457 visa if there is a local worker". Brown disagreed. He claimed Kukoc was making a "value judgement", and asked "what would have been required of Ta Ann to show they had taken due diligence [in sourcing local labour]?" The reply? "Senator, for 457 skilled workers the legislation doesn’t require formal labor market testing, we don’t require employers to go through a formalised testing… the key concept in the new legislation is the concept of market rates and the equalised terms of employment". Brown kept on asking questions about housing arrangements for the 457 workers, whether they had access to family, culture and entertainment, and whether the department assessed working conditions of workers employed by parent companies overseas before granting visas. He asked whether foreign workers might be induced to work harder or longer hours as a result of more isolated conditions Kukoc said these responsibilities lay with employers under 457 contracts, and the "key obligation is to ensure the same working arrangements … similar or equal to an Australian worker." Brown and Tasmanian Liberal Senator Guy Barnett both made reference to a Huon town hall meeting on Saturday. Brown alleged Malaysian Ta Ann workers were forced to attend as a "presence" for the company. Barnett did not agree. He asked Kukoc whether he understood "that it would be completely reasonable and fair [for the workers] to attend a meeting on the future of their company being threatened?" He also asked whether Kukoc was aware of "Green and other policies" designed to "kill off the forest industry" — which earned him a reproach from Minister Kim Carr, acting for DIAC. Over the last year, 457 visa lodging rates have increased by 40 per cent.
  15. The Pom Queen

    Mining for Skills

    The skills shortage across resource and construction industries is continuing to worsen, with Western Australia alone needing to fund an extra 33 000 skilled workers by the end of 2012. The Chamber of Minerals and Energy have compiled a report on the growth outlook for the state, which found that if the positions aren’t filled, it could have dire consequences for projects in terms of budget and timeframes and may ruin Western Australia’s reputation as a competitive mining market. The West Australian is reporting that the 10-year forecast of labour and infrastructure report, to be released today, shows an extra 34 000 skilled workers need to be employed in resource projects in the Pilbara alone and says direct employment in the sector will soon pass 120 000 across WA, making up 10 per cent of the state’s workforce. The shortage is expected to be most dire when projects including Gorgon, Pluto and BHP Billiotn’s Pilbara expansion reach their peaks and. As many as 90 per cent of the workforce will be employed on fly-in., fly-out contracts, which is sure to further add to the already hot debate about FIFO work. About 85 per cent of the additional FIFO workers will be based in Perth or Peel and the remainder interstate. Most of the positions will need to be made up from foreign workers, as nearly all WA residents are already employed. In January, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced pthe government is considering assisting 20 000 skilled migrants to enter Australia and the rates of Irish relocating here is at record levels.
  16. Guest

    457 mining jobs

    Hello, can anyone help. I am looking to find a 457 sponsored job in the minerals busines. I'm a fully qualified mechanical fitter and have 10 years experience. I see there is alot of jobs advertised but they dont seem to be sponsored jobs. I hear that Western Australia there is a big demand for mining work. I also like the idea of a FIFO job.
  17. we are hopefully heading out to Perth and I am going to be the main Visa applicant as a nurse however am just looking for job options for my other half. He has a degree in environmental resource management which was a combination of geology, geography, environmental resource, economincs, business management howver altho he has kept his knowledge and interest up to date he has no after degree experience as there was just no oportunities in the UK. He then has a history of retail experience, retail management and also worked as a regional business development manager for an IT company. At the moment he works freelance doing IT repair jobs both domestic and business, IT servicing, PC and network system building and web design So he's a bit of a jack of all trades and just wondering what kind of work he might be able to get once we are in Perth and wether the mines would be an option for him at all? thanks
  18. Guest

    Mining jobs help

    Hi All, I am currently on a working holiday visa and looking for some temporary work in the mines. I read that you can earn a decent amount just doing "observation" jobs when the mines shut down. Does anyone have any contacts or agency numbers of who supply the labour to the mines. I dont have any experience but i read that shouldnt be too much of a problem. I am a bit stumped where to look to be honest, so if anyone could point me in the right direction or know anyone i can call that would be great Thankyou Nick
  19. fourcorners

    It's a funny old world...

    Hi, I'm sort of new here, used this forum a few years ago but haven't had to for while! We lived in WA (Kalgoorlie) for 18 months until April 2008 when we moved to Canada as my other half had secured a Phd there (British Columbia). Unfortunately that didn't work out and in December the same year we moved back to England. We lived with my mum whilst we found jobs which at times was very hard, but eventually I got a good job in Cornwall and we bought a house here in June last year. Andy got a job with an offshore drilling company and ironically is now working in Australia! He's working 6 weeks on 3 weeks off (with travel on his own time), so given the jetlag and travel he only really gets 2 weeks at home. And to make things worse he's found out he is being paid less than the cleaners at camp in Oz! So we're now in the predicament of deciding whether to move back to Australia permanently. I am a geologist and whilst I've got a fairly good job here (by UK standards for geos), I know I could earn 2-3 times more in Australia. So from a financial and spending time together point of view it makes no sense to stay here. I accept that it's the nature of both our jobs that we spend time apart, and we have a lot since graduating, but this is really getting silly. I like my cottage in Cornwall but it feels very lonely most of the time. I know if we moved to Oz permanently we would have no problem finding jobs (Andy would more than likely quit his current position as he'd like to get back into mining), and probably no problem finding a company to sponsor us for permanent residency (but go down the 457 route first) and relocation costs. I think we would keep our house here, and rent it out, I'm not too worried about having to sell that, which is good. I guess we've been coming to the conclusion that we can't stay in Cornwall if the price is too high (i.e. our relationship). As wonderful as it is living here, it's not really a life if we only see each other 2.5 weeks out of every 9. It's what we moved back to the UK to avoid! When we lived in Kal before yes we did get fed up of the heat, and lack of greenery and topography (Andy was into his climbing back then so used to get pretty frustrated), and distance to the sea. I'm not sure yet whether we would go back to Kal but it does give one of the best opportunities for us in terms of jobs and both going home every night (I regret that I sometimes took this for granted when we lived there before). So, I suppose I'm wondering if anyone else has been in a similar position. At the end of the day, our travels have taught us that the world isn't so big, and relocating doesn't scare us as we've already done 3 big moves in the past. Any thoughts?
  20. From The Australian: REGIONAL job figures counter widespread fears that the mining boom would generate a "two-speed" economy, showing that 70 per cent of the nation now has an unemployment rate of 6 per cent or less. The boom is spreading benefits nationally, reducing the jobless rates, leaving fewer pockets of high unemployment......
  21. Hi, we are moving over to WA next year on a Permanent Resident visa. I am a teacher and that's how we got the visa. My husband doesn't have a trade but is currently a supervisor in a manufacturing factory. He has worked on machines and has Health and Safety qualifications. He is thinking about applying for the mines but with no experience or suitable qualifications, what are his chances? Also, if anyone out there works at the mines, what is it like? I've heard it's referred to as the 'marriage breaker', is that correct? The money just seems so good! Any advice would be much appreciated.
  22. MelandJas

    Mining Visa?

    Just wondering if anyone has applied for visas associated with mining, please get in touch as we are unsure of where to go next
  23. Hi I am a 25 year old designer, with 8 years of experience on AutoCAD and 6 years experience on SolidWorks. I emigrate to Perth on March 29th 2011, and I am desperate to get into the Oil & Gas or Mining sectors. What is the best way to achieve this? What are the best recruitment agencies or courses? Or if anybody knows of any drafting jobs in the Perth area if you could let me know, that would be brilliant! Thanks M.
  24. Guest


    hi everyone.im looking for some advice on mining as such what would be the best line of work to get into at the minute im still in ireland and have worked on JLE tunnel in london as a miner so works not a problem for me i also have an nvq ticket for 360 excavator just looking for advise on what to look for and so on i know its nearly impossible to get in without experiance hoping to hear from somone in the game
  25. stevie ellis

    Roscos mining book

    Alright folks , has anyone bought this book its called Roscos guide to getting a job in the mines , its on the internet . just curious