International job opportunities
Brunel does international recruitment on behalf of many of the mining industries leading companies. We have experienced recruiters in Australia, USA, India and Canada so if you're looking for a job in mining chances are we can help! New jobs are added daily, so create a job alert and we'll send you new jobs by email.
Types of jobs in mining
The Mining sector provides jobs in many technical areas, from design, engineering, maintenance, finance and management. Positions for Project Engineers or Project Managers, chemists, petrologists, geochemists, surveyors, and a variety of mining technicians are readily available for those with an Engineering or Scientific education. Mining workers also gain roles through their high-tech experience and mechanical skills, finding positions such as mechanics, machinists, drafters, electricians, and instrumentation technicians.
Labor shortage and transferable skills
Mining uses specialized expertise and there is an acknowledged labor shortage in key regions, encouraging the entry of technical professionals from other sectors. Professional Engineers and experienced Project Managers move easily between mining and other heavy industries. With major mining operations in Canada, America, Australia and opportunities opening up in South East Asia and India, experienced professionals may transfer from site to site, bringing highly valued skills to new regions.
Careers in mining are also open to people without advanced degrees. High School graduates with a technical or mechanical aptitude go on to become blasters, miners, or construction equipment operators. Entry at these levels can lead to management positions because of the field experience required. Operation of a mining facility requires plenty of support from preparing mining facility sites, administrative workers, all the way to the drivers who fill transportation roles.