Indigenous Opportunities | BHP 2025 Apprentice Program | BMA

Job Description

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.  

Why not you? Why not now? Come and be a part of this success. Click here to learn more.  

About the Role  

We are seeking motivated and passionate 1st year applications for our 2025 Apprenticeship Program across BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA). We are offering a number of residential positions available at our Broadmeadows, Goonyella, Hay Point, Peak Downs and Saraji sites, commencing in January 2025. 

In undertaking this 4-year Apprenticeship you can expect hands on industry-lead training and mentoring by BHP’s talented workforce, first-rate working conditions, and a globally recognised qualification in your chosen trade on successful completion.  

Embracing inclusion and diversity to create a vibrant culture that represents the communities in which we live, BHP is focused on high performance, safety, teamwork, strong Indigenous participation and gender balance.  

Nationally Accredited trades Certificates being offered will include:  

  • Automotive Electrical (Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology)  

  • Electrical (Certificate III in Electro Technology Electrician)  

  • Diesel Fitting (Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology)  

  • Mechanical Fitting (Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade)  

  • Boilermaking (Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade - Boiler Making/Welding)  

  • Refrigeration Mechanic (Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration)  

What we can offer you?  

  • Hands on training with an Industry Leader  

  • Nationally accredited trade certificate in your chosen field  

  • Skills & experience to gain a career in any trade industry  

  • Working as part of a collaborative & supportive environment  

  • Competitive remuneration package and employee benefits  

  • First-rate working conditions and development opportunities  

  • Live & work locally    

About You  

These opportunities are available for enthusiastic and motivated individuals wanting to obtain a trade and embark on a career within the mining sector!  

We are eager to engage with people who have a genuine interest their chosen trade and come from a diverse range of backgrounds. We are looking for adaptable, positive people that are open to exploring the world of mining whilst learning something they have a demonstrated passion for.  

As these roles are residential, apprentices will be required to live within in a safe distance from our Mine sites aligned with our Fatigue Management policies. Please note accommodation and travel is not provided for these positions.  

The ideal candidate we are seeking will:  

  • Demonstrated interest in their chosen trade through work experience and / or hobbies and interests.  

  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility, and sustainable development.  

  • A strong desire to learn and develop a range of new skills associated with your chosen trade.  

  • Motivation to achieve individual and team goal and objectives with a willingness to actively contribute to attain results.   

Prerequisites for 2024 Year 12 Leavers:  

  • Mechanical trades - a minimum Year 12 pass in Mathematics & English  

  • Electrical trades - a minimum Year 12 pass in General Mathematics / Maths Standard 1, English, and Physics is desirable.   

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.   

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/these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). 

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In Queensland, BHP has a deep commitment to the traditional owners of the land upon which it operates. We strongly encourage applications from Barada Barna and Wiri/Widi, Gaangalu, Yuwibara, Jangga and Iman peoples together with other traditional owners. Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017 – 2021 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). For more information about our RAP, please visit here. 

Applications close 9th June 2024. Please note late applications will not be accepted.