The Associate Program is a structured four-year program combining on-the-job experience and further education. These roles are supported with University study and industry training. At the end of the program, you will have achieved an Associate Degree and credit towards a Bachelor degree. Mining Associates are known in the team as Technical Officers and in your day-to-day duties you will be an important part of the technical team by providing professional support duties. Similarly, Safety Associates work to provide safety support to professionals in our operations.
Each year we recruit a number of positions as Underground Mining Associate and Surface Mining Associate for our operations to undergo a para-professional Associate Program in mining and safety support. These programs begin in January each year and are located in Central Queensland and New South Wales. We look for motivated people who have a genuine interest in establishing a career in the mining industry. Because these positions perform essential functions in our mining and processing operations on site, we look for people who are interested in living in mining towns.