Home' Careers Magazine : March 2011 Educate Yourself Contents Wednesday, March 23, 2011 NEWCASTLE HERALD 15
Mining your future
There's help for skilled
tradespeople to move into the
EDUCATE YOURSELF FOR A BRIGHTER CAREER
IF you're an electrician, machinist or
welder looking for a career change that will
ensure no two days are the same, consider a
job in the mining and resources industry.
recruit NOW! specialises in connecting job
seekers with prospective employers.
It has a client base from a wide range of job
sectors and industries including mining,
engineering and finance looking for
employees for permanent recruitment or
labour hire assignments.
It connects individuals from its pool of
candidates based on the job that would best
suit their skills.
Managing director and co-founder Allan
Wakefield said many of his clients worked in
the mines or in a mining-related sector, for
example, conducting maintenance and
repairs on mine sites.
''There's an extreme shortage in skilled
candidates across the board,'' he said.
''Mining production levels are going to be
hurting if it's not addressed; there's a short-
term future if it's not addressed.
''So there's an opportunity for local
tradespeople to move into the mining sector
and use their existing skills in a new way.''
Mr Wakefield said there were usually two
kinds of people looking for jobs in the mines.
''There are skilled tradespeople working in
unrelated sectors who have never worked in a
mine before and need a foot in the door,'' he
''This includes electricians, welders,
boilermakers, scaffolders, fitters, riggers, line
borers, machinists and pressure welders.
''And there are skilled candidates who are
in between assignments in mines with other
labour hire agencies.''
Team leader and co-founder of recruit
NOW! Michael Ferris will hold information
sessions -- outside of normal working hours --
about how to embark on a new career in
He will explain how to register with recruit
NOW!, how to get details to clients, specific
jobs available and how job seekers can fast
track their inductions to work in open-cut or
underground mines or power stations.
"We have established that by investing the
time to explain the process, we can assure the
skilled candidates get better career options
with our clients,'' he said.
Session bookings are required.
Want to get into the Mines?
Our information sessions are held:
Maitland Leagues Club 23rd March 6-7.30pm 24 Elgin Street, Maitland
Recruit Now O ce 30th March 6-7.30pm 54/56 Belford Street, Broadmeadow
To register your interest and secure your seat, please contact Michael or Allan on 0459 166 628 or send resume to:
BOILERMAKERS SCAFFOLDERS FITTERS RIGGERS WELDERS LINEBORERS
MACHINISTS ON SITE & WORKSHOP PRESSURE WELDERS ELECTRICIANS
We are also highly interested in meeting candidates who possess the following tickets and certi cates as we have
several vacancies waiting to be lled:
DOZER PROFILER WATER CART HR HC MC DRIVERS ORANGE TICKET TRUCK & DOG
GRADER FINAL TRIM DUMP TRUCK FRONT END LOADER BOBCAT/SKID STEER EXCAVATOR
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