Vocational Trainer Perth - Maintenance Apprenticeships

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Work type

Full Time

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Date published

24 July 2020

Date closing

07 August 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

Operations Services (OS) is a Production and Maintenance workforce offering permanent roles within BHP – focusing on our people, how we connect and achieve high performance.

Operations Services seeks to promote an inclusive and diverse workforce within the communities in which it operates. To promote an increase in diversity, and for the purpose of achieving substantive equality between females and males within Operations Services, females are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the role

Our new National Training Program will be delivering training through the Future Fit Academy -  providing a nationally standardised curriculum for trade apprenticeships and maintenance traineeships. The first two campuses have been established at existing BHP warehouse and repair facilities in Mackay in Queensland and Welshpool (Perth) in Western Australia. They include virtual reality simulation training and full mobile equipment and fixed plant workshops.

We are seeking experienced Trainers to come and be part of this amazing opportunity to develop our future workforce at our Perth facility. 

These roles are based in full time in Perth and will involve working a 4/4/4 roster – 4 days, 4 afternoons and 4 days off. These roles are not FIFO. The Trainer – Apprenticeships will work closely with the students in both classroom and workshop sessions as well as working with the Supervisor Apprenticeships, Specialist Apprenticeships and relevant subject matter experts to ensure that the training materials are kept current and relevant to the trade.

About You

If you are a qualified Heavy Diesel Fitter or Mechanical Fitter and are passionate about developing others we are looking for you. Ideally you will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Engineering Trade Qualification 
  • Demonstrated experience and background of working with apprentices/trainees in an operational technical environment within mining or heavy industry.
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment desirable although not essential.
  • Exposure or some knowledge of Vocational Education and Training (VET) legislation
  • Willingness to lead and implement change, as well as influence, coach and model BHP values and behaviours.
  • Diversity of thought and practical experience will be embraced.
  • Ability to train a wide variety of learning styles and cater for language, literacy & numeracy requirements as well as other learning needs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships across a range of team members and stakeholders.

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.

The safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,  your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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