Up until the last quarter of 2008, 142,000 people in Australia’s workforce were directly employed in resources. This number was up by a massive 55,400 jobs over the last five years. Even with job losses across the industry now totalling some 20,000, these losses are coming off the back of unprecedented growth and still don’t have the industry back at its original employment levels of five years ago.
Understanding your transferable skills is essential to an effective job search strategy and absolutely vital if you are seeking a new direction in your career or lacking in direct or recent experience in the role you are applying for.
This week, we talk about Clough, Monadelphous, HWE Mining and CiticPacific Mining. We also highlight the blog by Miranda Taylor, Director of Skills and Safety for APPEA on what you should know about oil and gas industry jobs as Australia’s unprecedented growth in this sector continues.
Origin Energy and its joint venture partners AWE, CalEnergy and Wandoo Petroleum Mitsui group of companies have made a final investment decision on a $345m expansion of the $750m BassGas Project, located offshore Victoria. The field produces gas, condensates and LPG from the Yolla gas field situated in Tasmania waters, 147 km off Victoria's southern coast. These products are processed for sale in the onshore processing facilities at Lang Lang, approximately 100 kilometres south east from Melbourne CBD. The expansion will maximise gas recovery of the Yolla gas field.
Recruiters are often asked to provide feedback on why a person was unsuccessful in gaining an interview.
First impressions are very important, as we all know, so why is it that people do not think about this when submitting a resume?
Your resume is your "foot in the door" so to speak, and generally the first contact between yourself and the company's recruitment department so it is imperative that your resume is set out well and is designed to catch the eye of the recruiter.
Just before Christmas, I was sitting in the reception of one of Australia’s largest mining organisations and whilst I was waiting for my own appointment, observed some ordinary candidate etiquette....namely, rocking up to the receptionist and not knowing the name of the person in recruitment he/she was booked to see.
A new collaborative approach between four major universities will ensure continued delivery of world-class Petroleum Engineering programs in Australia.
Prompted by the loss of significant numbers of engineering academics returning to industry since 2007, Adelaide University, Curtin University, University of NSW and University of WA have proposed a comparable collaborative initiative in petroleum engineering (‘Petroleum Engineering Australia’).
A bit about the oil and gas industry
The oil and gas industry is an exciting, international, vibrant, skilled and varied industry to work for. It works with often cutting edge technology and has an excellent safety and health record; but it also operates in often remote locations, difficult climates and high risk environments.
Liquefied natural gas, or LNG, is the big growth area for the oil and gas industry in Australia with as many as 12 LNG projects under consideration representing over $200 billion of investment. LNG has triggered a revolution in the global gas market.
Each year we hire up to 50 vacation students across our business and almost all go to an operating site. It is from this group we pick our potential graduates, in fact in Nickel West over 70% of our graduates are ex-vacation students. Your vac work can be your job interview in a practical sense, it also often gives you the topic and contacts for your thesis as well. Meeting other vac students, existing grads and even old baby boomers will add to your knowledge of the industry you might be working in.
The who’s who of the resources sector last night attended our launch of the first employment website devoted to the Australian resource sector.
HR and senior management representatives attended from companies including BHP Billiton, Brunel, Clough, CiticPacific Mining, Woodside, HWE Mining, Leightons, Rio Tinto and WorleyParsons. Members of our Expert Panel – Mike Beeley, Mark Greenwood and Bree Mitchelson also attended.