Western Australia is the largest Australian state and the least densely populated, with only Northern Territory edging it out in that area, if all components of the country were to be counted. Yet, its capital Perth is one of Australia’s major population centres, with over 2 million inhabitants and rising. This is despite the fact that it is one of the most isolated places on earth.
It’s also an incredibly cosmopolitan city by any standard. A good percentage of the people in Perth are immigrants from overseas and other parts of Australia. What exactly attracts people from all over the world to one of the most geographically isolated cities on the planet?
In a word – mining. Western Australia is one of the most gifted regions in the world when it comes to the sheer quantity and variety of valuable minerals. Mining jobs WA companies offer span the entire gamut of salaries and experience. No experience is required at many types of mining jobs and there are even positions that can be filled by temporary workers, backpackers, and students.
What kind of mining jobs require no experience?
The mining industry is so massive in the state that the various other businesses and industries in the region by and large also support mining in some way themselves. Given the sheer isolation of many of the mining sites, hundreds of thousands of people are also employed in roles that do not necessarily have them working at the mines themselves, though these are still sometimes considered “mining jobs”.
The construction, transportation, and service industries, for example, have a sizable presence on many remote mining sites. They’re essential to keeping the mines safe and comfortable places to work in, and the infrastructure that they build and maintain also attracts some of the best talents from around the world.
In mining and the various support industries, a wide range of positions that require no experience is always available. Mining sites in remote areas require a wide variety of skill sets, as there are sometimes few or no nearby population centres to provide the type of support often taken for granted elsewhere.
Most mining jobs WA companies have available will occasionally have “no experience necessary” or “entry level” on the listings. Some of the ones you’re likely to see include:
- Belt splicers
- Loading machine operators
- Drill machine operators
- HR personnel
- Security officers
- Materials sorters
- Cooks and chefs
- Rock dust machine operators
- Waste disposal specialists
- Laboratory technicians
- Medical specialists
This is just to name a few. On the other hand, you may still need some qualifications for certain jobs. Many positions will also require you to have an Australian Recognised Trade Certificate, especially for working in certain technical fields or a valid driver’s licence for many types of jobs that require driving or handling different types of vehicles. Criminal background checks may also be mandatory in some companies.
There are also typically several generalist positions available for shutdown projects, where a site may have to temporarily boost its labour force for upgrades, maintenance, or expansion. Most of these temp jobs will not need such stringent requirements.
In any case, always confirm any experience requirements on any job listing you’re interested in before sending your application. For all you know, no experience is required for those ones either.