My DH is also trying to get into the mines and is having an uphill battle. He hasnt got any licenses yet (just LR). Do you girls (and your partners) think it is worth him getting an HR license or is it not that much of an advantage if he has no experience anyway? He is willing to move anywhere to get a foot in the door
Not sure if this helps but my ex flatmate put in an application to many mines as an apprentice. He decided he wanted to be an electrician (even though he had a degree in journalism??). He put in the application as a qualified tradie but stated he was looking for an apprenticeship. Within 4 hours he was contacted, he moved to a WA mine 3 weeks later.
How do you mean he put the application is a a qualified tradie?
My husband has been trying for a year or so and now is a drillers assistant with flights and accom and they pick you up from ur house and drop you home it's a great company and all he did was go into out local office on the sunshine coast and they were looking for 400+ employees so I think just pop into every agency and office close to you!
When DH first started looking for mining job he didn't have much luck despite having a trade. He then got his Generic Induction, First Aid cert, mine medical & HR license and was offered several jobs.
He started out as a Drillers Offsider/Assistant and worked his way up (with training) to Driller.
There is HEAPS of work in the Bowen basin. We are moving to Yeppoon in afew weeks, dh will be working for a mining company but hell be based offsite.
Call workpac - I know they are one agency up there that hire for mines.
Also a coal induction course would give your dp another advantage (although I think a little expensive) - some companies will pay for it for you but others like you to have it already.
Being mobile is going to help. Restricting yourself to one area/mine will limit your chances.
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