Apprenticeship Program 2020 | WAIO & Nickel West – Indigenous Opportunities

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

About the role

This is an outstanding opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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 our business.  It will be a structured program with practical hands on and theoretical learning required to achieve the competencies of the program.  

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 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; 
  • Demonstrated interest in your chosen trade through work experience or hobby / 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 work with others and contribute to achieve results.
  • Identify as a 1st year Apprentice in your chosen field. Existing ‘Metals” based Trade Qualifications unable to be considered; 
  • Must have a current, valid Australian ‘Learners’ Drivers Licence. A full ‘C’ class Manual DVL will need to be held 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 this position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA). 
Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017 – 2020 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
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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