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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

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 Resources Limited

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 Limited

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.

Westgold Resources Limited

Working closely with a registered training organisation, fixed plant trade apprenticeships are available within Westgold’s three commissioned plants. Opportunities extend to those entering the industry for the first time as a school leaver, mature-age applicants and qualified tradespeople looking to upskill and/or achieve a dual trade status.

Apprentice Opportunities Include:

  • Fixed Plant Fitter
  • Boilermaker
  • Electrician

SMS Mining Services

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.