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10 Most Popular Blog Posts from Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

02/05/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
What’s the best information you’ve ever received? What sort of information is useful to your job search? What advice would help you land the dream job? Every day at Mining Oil and Gas Jobs we try to answer these questions for jobseekers. No matter how much we try, we can’t always predict what will make a successful post and what won’t.

Are You Prepared to Move to Land a Mining Job?

11/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’ve been reading the news about mining jobs, you’ll know the competition is getting tougher than ever. Australian Mining has reported twice in the past month about job openings where hundreds and even thousands of people have applied for a single opening. So what did the successful candidates have in common?

Hot Jobs: Electrical Engineer

09/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One of the hot jobs in the resources industry is for electrical engineers. It’s not just mining jobs - Every sector of the Australian resources industry requires electrical engineering skills and people with the right education and training are in high demand. In addition, the industry offers graduate programs in electrical engineering which is a good way for someone just out of university to get the necessary on-the-job training

Mining Industry Spends Big on Training

04/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new study sponsored by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and conducted by the highly respected National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) shows the mining industry has made a significant investment in training workers for mining jobs. In fact, the vast majority of mining training for financial year ending 30 June 2012 has been conducted by the industry with over $1.1 billion spent compared to a $26 million contribution by government training subsidies.

STEM Skills Shortage Creates Recruitment Barrier for Resources Industry

02/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new report from the Australian Industry Group found employers are experiencing difficulty finding employees with the appropriate skills. The Lifting our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills report surveyed 500 businesses in across multiple sectors of the economy and found sobering evidence to suggest Australia will fall behind competitively because we won’t be able to meet production and innovation requirements.

2014 Graduate Programs Now Open for Australian Resources Industry

13/03/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Employers in the Australian resources industry have begun to advertise for graduate programs with work starting in 2014. While graduation may seem a long way off, if you plan on finishing your degree this year, you need to start thinking about where you’re going to work. Now is the time to start answering job advertisements for these positions.

Free Mining Expo Coming to Perth

11/03/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Mining Australia Exhibition is coming to Belmont Park Racecourse in Perth from 20-22 March 2013. As one of Australia’s premier mining events, visitors will be coming from all over the nation along with a fair number of international delegates. If you’re at all interested in the mining and resources industry, come to see and hear about the latest technology, equipment and services in the sector.

Severe Shortage of Quantity Surveyors in Australia

06/03/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new report from BIS Shrapnel points to a serious shortage of quantity surveyors in Australia. Consulting Surveyors National commissioned the report which was released last month and warns against an acute shortage of surveyors and geospatial professionals. Unless it’s corrected, this shortage could have a significant impact on the resources industry.

E-Mentoring Program Launches for Women in Australian Resources Industry

22/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
AWRA launched a new e-mentoring program in Australia this week to support the career development of women working in the resources industry. Supported by the National Resources Sector Workforce Strategy, the online mentoring program is available to women in the early stages of their careers. Employees in the all sectors of the resources industry are encouraged to participate including those in oil and gas, energy, allied construction and mining jobs.

New FIFO Survey to Focus on Impact to Families

13/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The good people from Mining FM and Foxtel have teamed up on a new survey to examine the impact the FIFO (fly in, fly out) and DIDO (drive in, drive out) lifestyle has on families. Also under consideration is how these family issues affect workforce retention.

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