The mining industry is diverse and offers many worldwide job opportunities.
However, a career in mining is no easy feat. Here are some things you should know about the mining industry before you decide it’s the career for you.
Careers in mining
You’ll likely be away from home
You’ll work long hours
Men and women both work in the mines
Qualified or skilled workers have a better chance of landing a job.
There is a broad range of mining jobs available; some require qualifications and/or experience, some put you through on the job training and some require no qualifications or experience whatsoever. However, the better paying jobs will require some level of qualifications and/or experience.
If you have decided that you want to pursue a career in mining, the first step is to ascertain what skills you need for the job and what qualifications you can get that will make your application stand out from the crowd.
You don’t need to get a full trade, but up skilling in certain areas that are desirable in the industry is a good idea.
Courses such as Construction White Card, Working at Heights, EWP and Electrical Spotters, to name a few, will all look good on your resume!