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New to industry pathways in Australia

The doors to a career in mining are open to everyone. Why not seize the opportunity to work at one of the world's largest mining companies?
If you're new to the mining industry, BHP makes it easier by offering several pathway options to help you start your career:
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Want to accelerate your mining career?

The FutureFit Academy could be your perfect fit.

Always dreamed of a career in mining but not sure where to start? Or maybe you fancy a change of scenery with a new skill set but worried about moving careers later in life?

BHP FutureFit Academy has been designed to help, offering a purpose-built learning centre, with locations in both Perth and Mackay, designed to set you up for success and support your new career whilst also making sure that you have the skills and experience to succeed.

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Looking for a paid apprenticeship where you'll learn on the job?

Why not an apprenticeship at BHP?

BHP offers you a range of site based 4-year apprenticeships that is so much more than simply learning a trade. From the very first day you will be a full-time paid employee, learning workplace skills on the job, being generously rewarded and building the strong foundations for your career. All apprenticeships are nationally recognised Certificate qualifications and available for a range of skill sets. As intake for these roles is seasonal, we encourage you to set up a job alert, so you know when applications are open.

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Looking to build a tangible skill set with on-site training?

Begin your BHP career with a traineeship.

If you’ve ever thought about a doing a traineeship, why not consider BHP? We can offer you practical, site-based training where you'll learn on the job and gain skills that will set you up for life. All traineeships are a nationally recognised Certificate qualifications and available for a range of skill sets.

Or are you looking for a different kind of role?

We have a range of other entry-level roles across our business.

The types of roles we have hired for previously include underground nippers, truck operators, surface technicians and general service roles.

"Lots of people have come from other jobs with no relations to what we're doing, so everyone understands what it's like to start off new. so we are all just here to help each other get the job done, and we're a close knit family." - Casey, Processing Technician, Nickel West Concentrator

Ready to apply

If you're thinking about a career move, we have a wide range of new to industry roles that might be exactly what you're looking for. You can search all the available roles at BHP and if nothing is suitable right now, sign up to our job alerts as new roles are advertised frequently. A new career in mining. Why not you?