Administration Trainee - Indigenous Opportunities

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

12 June 2019

Date closing

26 June 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to start or continue their career in mining to Think Big with BHP.

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.

Indigenous Peoples are critical partners and stakeholders in many of BHP operations both within Australia and around the world. Many of our operations are located on or near lands traditionally owned by or under the customary use of Indigenous Peoples and the long-term nature of our operations allows us to establish long lasting relationships with these Indigenous communities.

Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

In this varied role you will develop administration experience and gain a Certificate III in Business Administration.  Reporting to the Housing Superintendent and mentored by key member of the administration team, your duties will include (but not limited too):
  • Assisting with reporting;
  • Responding to emails and answering calls;
  • Supporting the Housing Superintendent on adhoc projects;
  • Taking meeting minutes;
  • Updating database records; and
  • Raising maintenance notifications

About You

Ideally you have completed your year 12 studies where you have developed a level of computer literacy and some knowledge of Word and Excel would be beneficial.  You are a self-starter who has good communication and works well in a team.  It is necessary that you have a strong attention to detail and are motivated to provide good customer service and it is desirable that you currently hold a learner’s permit however this is not essential. 


In this residential role you will be based in the coastal town of Port Hedland, Western Australia. Port Hedland is home to our port and rail operations and is the largest regional centre in North West Australia.  The 20,000-strong population enjoys well-established education services, entertainment, shopping and medical facilities.

The excellent sporting and leisure facilities include; a new aquatic centre, sports stadium and water play park. Its beaches and mangroves are home to an abundance of fish and other wildlife.  Within driving distance are the spectacular Broome, Karratha and Karijini national Park. As this is a residential position you will also be provided with subsidised rental accommodation in addition to power and water subsidies.

Supporting a diverse workforce

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 and Indigenous people.

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  

These positions will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

The filling of these positions are intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).

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