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Indigenous Opportunities - BMA Coal Apprenticeship Program (2018 Intake)

Job No. 792605
Work Type Apprentice / Trainee
Location Australia - Queensland
Categories Maintenance/Mantenimiento, Mining/Mina, Operations/Operaciones
Published | E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close | E. Australia Standard Time

We are looking for suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to start a career in mining. 

At BHP, we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.

Our products are the essential building blocks of progress, fuelling change that lifts the living standards of millions of people around the world. Across our global operations, we are committed to working in ways that are true to Our BHP Charter Values of Sustainability, Integrity, Respect, Performance, Simplicity and Accountability.

BHP Coal is Australia's largest coal producer, with eleven operational mine sites and coal loading facilities across New South Wales and Central Queensland. 

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is the world's largest seaborne coking coal supplier. Operates a number of Mine Sites and a coal loading port in Central Queensland. BMA is offering a number of exciting four (4) year Apprenticeship opportunities to commence in early 2018. On completion of your Apprenticeship, you will have earned a trade qualification that is recognised globally.

The benefits on offer include an initial offsite work readiness program and Mine Site based training together with TAFE classroom style training to ensure you are set up for success. As a BMA Apprentice, you will be trained and mentored by a talented workforce helping you to achieve your career aspirations and goals.

Opportunities are at Blackwater, Goonyella Riverside, Peak Downs, Saraji Mines Sites and Hay Point Coal Terminal.

We are seeking Apprentices to obtain qualifications in the following trades:

  • Automotive Electrical (Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology)
  • Diesel Fitting (Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology)
  • Electrical (Certificate III in Electro technology Electrician)
  • Mechanical Fitting (Certificate III Engineering- Mechanical Trade)
  • Boilermaking (Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade- (Boiler Making/Welding)

Prerequisites for Automotive Electrical, Diesel Fitting Mechanical Fitting and Boilermaking roles is a minimum Year 12 pass in prevocational Mathematics and English or equivalent.

Prerequisites for Electrical roles is a minimum Year 12 pass in Maths B or Q Smart Maths and English, or equivalent.  A pass in Science or Physics is a distinct advantage.

As a successful Apprentice, you will demonstrate the following attributes:

  • The ability to work safely in any environment
  • Willingness to follow instructions, adapt and grasp new concepts
  • Strong desire to achieve personal work goals and objectives
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Motivation to learn and develop new skills
  • Ability to work constructively within a team

Supporting a diverse workforce
At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity and we are committed to building a workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate.  We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.  Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017 – 2020 Reconciliation Action Plan.   

How to Apply:
To be considered, your application must be completed in full and submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 27 June 2017.

Suitable candidates will be invited to attend a group Engagement Centre as part of the selection process. Please note: you may be required to undertake a verification assessment to confirm your online results. 

Australia’s Global Resourcing Company 
We are an Equal Opportunity employer and the filling of these positions are intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).  



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