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Careers for Indigenous Peoples

Do you identify as an Indigenous person? Then a career at BHP could be for you. We are committed to contributing to improved economic outcomes for Indigenous peoples through targeting Indigenous employment in the regions where we operate.

BHP is committed to an inclusive culture, including providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. We know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it fair and accessible for your individual situation. If applicable – please contact us at so we can work with you on this.

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Support for our recruitment process

Are you an Indigenous candidate seeking to embark on or advance your career in mining and resources? Download our Candidate guide below, filled with valuable tips to help navigate the application process successfully. This resource is designed to support you throughout the recruitment journey, offering insights into what to expect at each step.

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A great place to work

If you're looking for more than just a job, consider the opportunities at BHP. Our comprehensive employment benefits, ongoing mentorship and support can lay the foundation for a lifelong career. We offer flexible work arrangements to help our Indigenous employees balance work, family and community commitments.

We're also dedicated to combating workplace racism through initiatives like cross-cultural training. And we provide on-site support through culturally appropriate Indigenous workforce programs, led by our Indigenous Employment team. So why not begin your career journey with BHP today?

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Our commitment to you

Wherever we operate, BHP respects the rights of Indigenous peoples.

In Australia, our Reconciliation Action Plan reflects how we seek to contribute to long-term economic empowerment, social development priorities and cultural well-being of Indigenous peoples in Australia. In Chile and Canada, Indigenous Peoples Plans are being co-designed with Indigenous peoples to outline how we will engage with Indigenous communities and partners.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What kind of support and feedback does BHP offer throughout the recruitment process?

    If you progress to our Virtual Assessment with HireVue, you will be provided feedback detailing how you performed in the assessment.

    If you progress to an interview or engagement centre, you will receive phone and/or email updates relating to our process and outcome.

    You can always keep up to date on your applications by logging in and checking your candidate profile on our careers site, which can be found here.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Ready to apply?

If you're considering your next career move, we have opportunities waiting for you. Browse available roles or sign up for job alerts as new positions open up frequently. A rewarding career at BHP. Why not you?