An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction under the supervision of a professional over three to four years, during which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of their chosen occupation in a trade or technical skill.
Getting an apprenticeship can be an exciting and challenging opportunity. It allows you to explore the industry while developing sought after skills, and once completed, helps to launch your career when you emerge as a first-class tradesperson.
Earn while you learn in a structured Program, acquiring the skills and knowledge to kick-start your career in gold.
Gold Fields offer apprenticeship training at each of its site in various times throughout the year. The St Ives Operation targets Kalgoorlie and Kambalda residents for apprentices annually.
Northern Star offer apprenticeship opportunities including Fixed Plant Boilermaker, Fixed Plant Fitter, Fixed Plant Electrician, Heavy Duty Fitter, Light Vehicle Fitter, Auto Electrician and Underground Electrician. As some apprenticeships are residential positions, the successful applicant may be required to reside in Kalgoorlie or the surrounding area.
AngloGold Ashanti Australia’s apprenticeship Program enables graduates to complete real work within key mining disciplines, building technical capability under the mentorship of experienced professionals, while being developed as leaders.
KCGM offers apprenticeships in Boilermaker, Electrician, Auto Electrician, Fixed Plant Fitter and Mobile Plant Mechanic. KCGM usually begin advertising in the second half of the year for those positions which commence the following year. Joining the KCGM team also means that you are eligible for their performance and loyalty quarterly bonus scheme.
Newmont offers apprenticeships at their Boddington gold operation and usually begins advertising in the second half of the year for those positions, which commence the following year. These are offered across five different roles including Heavy Duty Plant Mechanics, Auto Electricians, Boilermakers, Mechanical Fitters and Electrical Instrumentation Fitters.
In SMS Mining Services’ Program, apprentices attend TAFE and other courses (8-10 weeks annually) as part of their training and development. All apprentices are provided with the opportunity to start as a Trade Assistant within the Kalgoorlie Workshop before beginning their TAFE studies and apprenticeship Program, allowing them the opportunity to experience a variety of trades over a three-month period before settling on what to study.
The Apprenticeship Community
The Apprenticeship Community offer a multitude of free services for apprentices and trainees. These services range from recruitment, to registration, to mentoring, and payment of cash incentives; along with several other value ads, including mental health awareness initiatives, complementary wage advice, and more.