What is it like to work at BHP?At the core of what we stand for as an organisation is a commitment to put health and safety first, be environmentally responsible and support our local communities. We are energised by the work we do, how well we do it and the difference we make. We aim to build pride and loyalty in our workforce and always work and behave in a way that is ethical and consistent with Our Charter values of Sustainability, Integrity, Respect, Performance, Simplicity and Accountability. As a member of the BHP team, you will work with highly skilled, functional experts who share these values.
View our candidate guide here.
Vea nuestra guía para candidatos aquí.
Applying for a job
How do I apply for a job with BHP?The best way is to submit your resume (or CV) online in response to one of our advertised positions. When you have completed the online application process, one of our Talent Acquisition Specialists will review your application. Make sure you enter all your details correctly so we can contact you. You can also sign up to our Job Alert feature which will send you an email notification to inform you whenever a position is posted that matches your selected job preferences, you can sign up here.
How long does the recruitment process usually take from the time I apply?We try to work through your recruitment as quickly as we can, sometimes this can take longer than anticipated. Our team reviews all applications manually and for some roles, this can take some time. Please be patient. You can keep updated on your status by checking your candidate portal online.
As an applicant, what can I expect from the selection process?
Our candidate experience may include any of the following:
- online application (submission of resume);
- abilities testing;
- video interview and assessment;
- engagement centre (either face to face or virtual);
- telephone interview;
- behavioural based interviews;
- background and reference checks; or
- medical assessments (for select roles).
For further information on our recruitment process please view our candidate toolkits, which explain each step in more detail:
What kind of support and feedback does BHP offer throughout the recruitment process?If you progress to an interview or engagement centre, you will have your own Talent Acquisition Specialist who will keep you updated by providing information and feedback on the process.
If I'm unsuccessful this time, can I re-apply?
Yes. Not everyone at BHP was successful on their first application. It can take time to get the right role that fits your skill set and personal situation.
Can I apply for a job in a country other than my own?
BHP offers a broad range of career opportunities around the globe. However, BHP does not have a policy of automatically sponsoring candidates who are not authorised to work in a specific country. If you have the required skills and experience for the position, we suggest you make an application.
Can I email my application to you?
No. All applications must be made online, via our careers page, so we can easily track your application and assess your skills and experience against the opportunities we have.
Do I need to include a cover letter with my application?
Your resume will suffice at this stage, however HR will contact you if further documentation is required.
How often are new jobs posted on your website?
We post jobs regularly, often daily, so we recommend you visit our site often and search our current vacancies. You can also subscribe to Job Alerts, where you will be notified of future jobs that match your selected preferences.
What is the length of time a job remains posted?
This varies across regions but we normally display the closing date on the top of our job postings. If you see an opportunity that you think is suitable, apply online as soon as you can. Once the job closes, we often cannot accept any more applications.
Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
Absolutely. You are welcome to apply for any of our job postings that you believe match your skill-set and career aspirations.
Who can submit an application?Our job postings are designed to attract people who are interested in joining BHP. They are not intended for recruitment suppliers. We will not accept responsibility for any fees related to unsolicited applications from recruitment suppliers.
What is Job Alert?
Job Alert is an automatic job hunter. You can use Job Alert to tell us your preferences and then matched jobs will be emailed to you for consideration on a weekly or monthly basis.
Does BHP have a Graduate Program?
For information and to apply for our Graduate Program please click here. Please note depending on your location these positions are only available at certain times during the year and are offered to local students or those with valid work visas, you can also sign up for job alert to be notified of availability here.
What tests and pre-screening activities will I have to do?
We might ask you to do a video interview and some abilities testing online. To get you ready for this, we’ll send you an email with instructions and practice tests. Make sure you read all this information carefully and always do the practice video questions and tests so you know what to expect and have the best chance of success.
What if I'm working on site and cant do the testing on time?
Our advice is to do the pre-screening activities as soon as you can, however we understand that people have rosters and other commitments that might delay this process.
You can contact us to let us know about any delays or issues you may be having in completing this testing.
I've never done a video interview before and am feeling a little nervous. What should I be worried about?
There’s nothing to worry about. Check what your camera is going to see, and test your microphone and sound. Allow yourself plenty of time, relax as much as possible and remember you are just talking about yourself and your experience. It’s in our best interest for you to do well so we will be helping you succeed as much as we can.
What technology will I need to get set up and what happens if I can’t connect or drop out half-way?
A fully charged phone, smart device or computer is all you need to get started. Earphones with a microphone are often better for sound quality. We know that sometimes technology can let us down. If that happens, don’t worry, we will work on either switching to a different method or rescheduling.
What should I wear to a virtual interview or engagement centre?
Wear the same attire you would for a face-to-face interview. Smart-casual is fine with us.
What questions should I be prepared for?
We’d like to know why you’ve applied for a particular role. At BHP, our values and our purpose are extremely important to us. These can be found on our website, and we recommend you think about how these resonate with how you like to work and be treated before you meet us.
When is the best time to discuss salary?
We can give you an indication of your potential salary with us from our first conversation with you.
Flexibility and work-life balance at BHP
Is flexible working available to all BHP employees?Yes, however each request will be considered individually.
At what stage of the application process is it appropriate to discuss flexible options?
Right from the start. You can note on your application and also let us know when we interview you. You will not be disadvantaged in the recruitment process for asking about flexible work options.
Does working for BHP mean I have to work a Fly In Fly Out roster?
The majority of our roles are based on our operational sites. There are many different ways to reach them, with FIFO being just one option, and this can be discussed in your interview.
Career opportunities at BHP
Does BHP promote from within the organisation?
Yes. We value developing our people and promoting from within and always seek strong internal candidates for any available roles. However, we also welcome external applicants who can add functional depth and diversity to our workforce.
Are there opportunities to develop a career at BHP?
There are many opportunities to develop your career and make a difference within our Company. As one of the world's largest resources companies, we seek people with outstanding skills and who share our values, to work in our business and across commodities, markets and geographies. We develop the skills and capabilities of our workforce through regular performance reviews combined with training and development. Our training and development programs are designed and implemented at the operational level to support local requirements.
If I work outside the mining and resources sector, can I still have a career with BHP?
Yes. BHP hires candidates from a large range of backgrounds, many of which have no previous resources experience. BHP is interested in the diversity of thought and fresh perspectives that someone from outside the sector, with different skills, can bring to our business. Once inside BHP, there are many diverse career pathways you can take that may not have imagined before.
What can I expect to be paid?
We always aim to be competitive in the industries and locations in which we operate to ensure we attract and retain the best people. We are committed to performance-based remuneration and rewards. Therefore your actual remuneration depends on your position, location and your performance in the role.
Diversity and inclusion at BHP
How do you represent the communities in which you operate?
Employing directly from our local communities allows us to be an active part of those communities. This allows for an influx of local knowledge and deepens our understanding of local community issues. All our businesses are also required to develop and implement diversity plans which are appropriate to their needs and are driven through an inclusive working environment.
Why is a diverse and inclusive workforce important to BHP?
We recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. Every individual brings unique skills, experience and perspectives to the workplace. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect, and has the opportunity to maximise their potential. In our experience, inclusion and diversity promotes safety, productivity and wellbeing within BHP and underpins our ability to attract new employees.
How does BHP manage a fair and equitable recruitment process?
At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women, people with a disability, and Indigenous people. If you require an adjustment to equitably participate in the recruitment process please note this on your application form or email us here. You will not be disadvantaged in our process – we just want to know to make sure it’s equitable and fair for all.
What if I have applied for a job and forgotten my username and password?The first time you apply for a position using BHP Jobs you will be asked to enter your email address (Username), and create a password and secret question. When you return to BHP Jobs the system will remember your email address and will prompt you to enter your password.
Should you forget your password you will have to click on the "Forgotten your Password?" link. You will then be presented with your secret question which you must answer correctly to have your password sent to your email address.
If you are unable to answer your secret question then please contact us and a new password will be generated and sent to your email address.
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