Apprenticeships and Traineeships | Maintenance | BHP FutureFit Academy | Perth

Date:  24-Sep-2022
Job Posting End Date:  27-Oct-2022;09:59:59GMT
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Job State/Province:  Western Australia
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  • Are you looking to start or build your career in a hands-on mining role?
  • Kick-start your maintenance career at BHP and study at our industry-first FutureFit Academy.
  • We are looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to take the next step and become qualified maintainers.

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.

About the opportunity
You will be paid while you train at FutureFit Academy and become a qualified maintainer at BHP. These are permanent opportunities, and once successfully completing your studies, you will continue your employment with BHP based at one of our mine sites.  We are currently offering two different opportunities at the FutureFit Academy – Apprenticeships and Maintenance Traineeships.

Apprenticeships are a 2 – 2 ½ year training program based at the academy. Apprentices study to complete a full trade qualification (Certificate III) in a number of different maintenance areas.

Maintenance Traineeships are a 12 month training program based at the academy. Trainees study to become highly skilled and valued Maintenance Associates with BHP, completing a Certificate II in Engineering – Production Technology and becoming familiar with maintaining specific mining equipment.

The Perth academy is currently offering training programs in:

  • Fixed Plant Fitting
  • Fabrication
  • Heavy Diesel Fitting

The training involves a mixture of classroom and theory learning, as well as practical workshop training.

Training is undertaken at our training academy in Perth. While training you will be working an 8 days on, 4 days off roster with shifts across early mornings, daytime and evenings. Candidates would need to relocate to the Perth area if they do not already live locally. As these are town-based Traineeships and Apprenticeships, accommodation or transport will not be provided. Upon successful completion of a training program, you will commence mine-site based employment. When working at one of our mine sites, we provide you with ensuited accommodation and meals at the mining village you’ll be staying at.

BHP has sites across Australia and it is important to understand that you may be required to relocate (including interstate) once you complete your training. This is based on demand for your trade or skillset across our mine sites.

We will take your preference of training program into account, however applicants may be offered either a Traineeship or an Apprenticeship, depending on a number of factors throughout the application process.


To find out more about the FutureFit Academy, please visit our website Here


About you
We’re looking for people from a broad range of backgrounds. Previous maintenance training is not necessary however you will have a genuine interest in fixing, repairing or tinkering. Ideally you will have proven examples of getting hands-on (through a hobby, or previous work experience) and a desire to learn more.

As these training programs contain fast-tracked learning, you will need to commit to attendance and have a personal situation and/or support network that will allow you to live local to the FutureFit Academy and work your training roster.


To set you up for success, you will need:

  • A high commitment to safety is a must
  • An interest in problem solving, fixing things and working with your hands
  • A strong desire to learn and develop a range of new skills
  • Motivation to achieve goals & enjoy a mixture of class room and hands-on learning
  • Ability to live a safe travelling distance to the training centre - this is not a FIFO/DIDO role (whilst studying at the academy).
  • Ability to attend a roster that rotates across early mornings, evenings and weekends (8 on, 4 off)
  • To have the necessary personal support networks available to assist you in working the above roster
  • Experience working on machinery/vehicles through a hobby or work is highly regarded, but not essential


Benefits of program

If successful, you will be paid to study whilst working on industry leading equipment, and will have the opportunity to learn about BHP systems and processes.

As a permanent employee with BHP you will receive an attractive salary and a wide range of benefits such as;

  • Career development / training opportunities i.e. Mastery Program
  • Community and wellness programs
  • Discounted Leisure & Entertainment Memberships
  • SharePlus Program



About Our Process
At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.

BHP also requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people (from the 31st of January 2022 or earlier depending on relevant state health directives). If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce. For further information please see our website (LINK)

Supporting a Diverse Workforce
The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance based bonuses and unique BHP employee share program.

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 encourage applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, people with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

BHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.