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Construction apprentices to accelerate growth of WA’s residential building sector

10/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Western Australia is currently experiencing a rising demand for residential buildings; however, there is a skills shortage in this region. Builders and traders will start looking at offering apprenticeships to young workers in order to reduce this shortage and to build a stronger trade base.





Will the housing rebound wane off the construction slump?

03/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Performance of Construction Index rose by 3.9 points in September. Housing rebound will help the construction sector snap out of the slump that it’s been facing for past 3 years.





World Bank to halt funding of coal-fired plants

14/12/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian reports that powerful petitioning from Shell’s head of gas, Maarten Wetselaar made the World Bank drop coal from its investment portfolio. Shell presented a very strong argument and urged world leaders to see gas as the power source that can help the world to meet its future energy demands.





Australian construction industry strongest it has been in years

27/11/2013 09:30 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
New figures from the Australian Performance of Construction Index have revealed that the construction industry is the strongest it has been in years. Domestic construction seems to coming out strongest of all sectors and industry experts expect this to be sustainable.





Infrastructure programs driving growth in Australian construction industry

20/11/2013 10:30 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
In the same month that Research and Markets published a report on how government initiatives are driving growth in the construction industry, a 30-year $36bn plan is unveiled to regenerate Adelaide’s transport network. CAGR for the industry between 2013 and 2017 is expected to continue increasing to 5.31%.





So you want to work in mining?

18/11/2013 09:45 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Mining is an attractive career for many people. From generous salaries to the chance to travel, it can also be competitive. So What’s the best way to get started? Read our tips for how to make an impact in mining.





Birthplace of Australian steel to restart mining operations

13/11/2013 08:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The birthplace of steel in Australia is set to reopen. Said to be one of the richest iron ore deposits in the world, the Eyre Peninsula will soon see activity again as Arrium opens three new mines. With an investment of $83.2m and a predicted outlay of 12m tonnes of iron ore a year for the next 10 years, this project should attract FIFO workers.





Longest ever rail tunnels planned for Sydney

11/11/2013 01:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The $8.3bn North West Rail Link project in Sydney has called in international expertise to build the tools for completing the planned 15 kilometres of tunnels. The massive project will run over 5 years and should create a huge number of jobs to build the infrastructure itself and the support around it.





Australian Construction Employment breaking records

07/11/2013 09:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Reports from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Housing Industry Association have revealed that the Australian construction industry is boom. Record numbers of people are currently employed across a range of commercial and residential construction projects. What is causing the success in this sector?





Melbourne’s East West Link construction shortlist revealed

05/11/2013 09:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
State Premiere Dennis Napthine and Treasurer Michael O’Brien have jointly announced the shortlist for Melbourne’s East-West Link project. The huge project is scheduled to begin in the latter half of 2014 and phase one is predicted to complete in 2019.





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