Apprenticeship Program 2020 | WAIO & Nickel West

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Western Australia

Work type


Job category

Apprentice, Maintenance

Date published

09 June 2019

Date closing

08 July 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

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

With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Come and be a part of this success.

We are seeking diverse and talented 1st year applications for our 2020 Apprenticeship Program across BHP’s WA Iron Ore and Nickel West operations. For commencement in early 2020, we are offering a number of Residential and Fly-In-Fly-Out opportunities across our Perth, Pilbara & Goldfield Operations in Western Australia.

About the role

This is an outstanding opportunity for school leavers and mature aged candidates to develop a dynamic and fulfilling career. The program is delivered to develop cultured, engaged, highly skilled and work ready apprentices to the business, via structured practical and theoretical training competencies.

Nationally Accredited Trade Certificates being offered in 2020 may include;
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Fitting (Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology);
  • Electrical (Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician);
  • Fixed Plant Mechanical Fitting (Certificate III in Engineering –Mechanical Trade);
  • Automotive Electrician (Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology);
  • Refrigeration Technician (Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/Air Conditioning);
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic (Cert III in Heavy Diesel - Automotive);
  • Communications Technician (Cert III in Electronics and Communications); and
  • Plumbing (Certificate III in Plumbing);
  • Boilermaker (Heavy Fabrication) (Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication).

About You

  • Identify as a 1st year Apprentice in your chosen field. Existing ‘Metals” based Trade Qualifications unable to be considered;
  • Demonstrated interest in your chosen trade through work experience, hobbies or interests;
  • A high commitment to safety, quality and attention to detail and procedures; 
  • Motivation to achieve personal work goals and objectives;
  • A strong desire to learn and develop a range of new skills associated with your chosen trade; 
  • A team player with a willingness to actively contribute to achieving results.
  • Must hold or be able to obtain a full ‘C’ class Manual Drivers licence, prior to completing your apprenticeship.

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.
If you would like to be part of a diverse and global team where you are encouraged to explore your potential and stretch your capabilities in one of the world's most exciting industries, then apply now to see what is possible.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an Engagement Centre in August of 2019. Start date for successful candidates will be early 2020.
To submit your application click on the 'Apply' button below by July 7th 2019. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.
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