For those of you looking to get into the mining industry, you may have considered whether it's worth doing a FIFO (fly in fly out) type roster as opposed to living the residential lifestyle.
Well, having done both for a number of years, we can share with you some of the pros and cons of each.
At the end of the day it really depends on your personal situation and preferences. Whichever option you consider, DO YOUR RESEARCH!!! Make sure that you - and others impacted by your decision - are going to be comfortable whichever way you decide to go. Some of the pros and cons of each are:
You would have had to have been asleep 24/7 to have missed the loud fanfare announcing the energy giant Chevron’s ‘Gorgon Project’, and the anticipated creation of thousands of new jobs for Australia.
An interesting bit of information on the side - the name ‘Gorgon’ is from Greek mythology and represents a terrifying female creature(s) that had hair of living, venomous snakes, and a horrifying gaze that turned those who beheld it to stone. The trick is to look past it.
Gorgon alone will create something in the order of:
At midnight AWST on 15 December 2009, the website known as Mineblogger will officially become The Resource Channel.
Accompanying the new name is the launch of our job board - the only niche job site for the total Australian resource sector. You’ll already find jobs for Santos, Clough, MMG and Leightons advertised and open for application on the new site. Over this week and next, you will also find updated blogs and new jobs from companies such as Woodside, CiticPacific Mining, United Group Resources, HWE Mining, Monadelphous and BHP Billiton.
The recent economic climate has meant changes for many of us, but it isn’t necessarily doom and gloom everywhere you look. As a Recruitment Consultant for United Group Resources, I have noticed that, contrary to some sectors, shutdown and construction work in the oil and gas industry continues strongly.
What's the best way to work with a recruiter to get results? Here are a few quick and basic pointers...
Get to know your recruiter - but not too much... Is s/he the main point of contact for the work you're looking for? It's no use building a relationship with the recruiter who sources planners if you're a fitter! Does the recruiter specialise in a locality? Find out - just ask! It saves your time, our time and will yield you a better result if you get this right.
United Group Resources is a leading provider of Project delivery and Asset services in the mining and mineral processing, oil and gas, chemicals and industrial processing industries. We have over 4000 people supporting and working with many of the resources sector's major producers and developers.
As part of an ASX 100 company with approximately 42,000 people operating in around 55 countries, UGL Resources offers a wide range of opportunities.
This blog comes to you from the booming industrial town of Gladstone, located in central Queensland. UGL Resources currently employ people for its Gladstone workshop, the Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) contract and mining services.
At Leighton Contractors we understand that job seeking in the current market can be a daunting prospect and often the information you need to make informed decisions about your career and your future is not readily available to you and that it is often difficult to obtain answers to questions that perhaps aren't generic queries and ones that maybe only you need the answers to.
Leighton Contractors celebrate our 60th anniversary this year and we're proud that our people have delivered some of this country's most significant infrastructure, mining and building projects.
Safety & health above all else......
Safety and health above all else is our number one value at Leighton Contractors and over this year we implemented a number of new initiatives nationally and in WA. One of these initiatives is our Health & Wellness campaign to involve staff from all of our sites and offices in Western Australia.
At midnight on 15 December WST, we launch our new look website, new name and Job Board. This week, the team has been meeting with employers like Woodside, Santos, Clough, CiticPacific Mining, BHP Billiton, HWE, Monadelphous, United Group Resources and Leighton’s – all of whom will feature jobs and blogs on the site at the time of launch. This means we haven't been able to blog this week.