Bengalla 2021 Apprenticeship Intake

Applications are now Closed

 

MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees, together with Bengalla Mining Company are searching for the next generation of local Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter Shire residents looking to make their mark in the mining industry.

 

Bengalla has all the resources and facilities to get your trade career off-the-ground.  

Four positions are available with Electrical Apprenticeships and Plant Mechanic Apprenticeships set to commence in November 2020. These four-year apprenticeships will see you train and gain experience in a world class organisation with first class facilities. You’ll have access to an exclusive annual MIGAS Scholarship program to apply for funding further skill development, and be provided with individual coaching and mentoring and further training to become some of the very best and highly specialised tradespeople in the region. The positions provide hands-on experience at Bengalla’s open cut coal mine, combining industry leading training at Hunter Institute Muswellbrook Mining Industry Skills Centre, in conjunction with Hunter TAFE.

These apprenticeship opportunities are highly competitive, we encourage applicants to familiarise themselves with the frequently asked questions below on the apprenticeships and recruitment process.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • HOW DO I KNOW IF THE APPRENTICESHIP IS RIGHT FOR ME?

    It’s often hard to know if you will enjoy or succeed in your apprenticeship before you commence.

    We recommend you take some time to learn a little bit more about these trade specialisations on our website.

        LEARN ABOUT ELECTRICIANS

      LEARN ABOUT PLANT MECHANICS

    Additionally, we recommend that you visit the Bengalla Website to find out more about their operation and what’s involved in working in the Mining Industry. 

    Bengalla

  • WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?

    You will need a cover letter and a resume highlighting your interests in the chosen trade and the relevant skills you bring to your apprenticeship.

    A cover letter is your opportunity to tell us:

    • a little bit about you,
    • why you want the apprenticeship, and
    • what makes you right for this role.

     

    Tell us about what interests you, what you do in the local community and why it will make you a great apprentice.

    Think of your resume as a catalogue of your skills and experience. We’d like to see your school subjects listed along with your grades and any pre-vocational certificates you have completed, plus any full-time or part-time work. Additionally, please include details of any relevant school or home projects that are related to the role you are applying for.

    Make sure you include any work experience or volunteer work where you may have had the opportunity to be part of a team. And don’t forget to list any clubs or groups you are actively involved in.

  • CAN I APPLY FOR BOTH ROLES?

    Yes, you certainly can.

    To be considered for both roles you must apply for each position separately.

    An Electrical trade and a Mechanical trade are two very different specialisations that require different strengths and interests.

    We suggest you develop a tailored cover letter for each role highlighting your strengths in the different apprenticeships on offer.

  • WHEN DO APPLICATIONS OPEN AND CLOSE?

    Applications will open on Friday 29th May 2020 at 9 am

    Applications will close on Sunday 28th June 2020 at 5 pm

  • HOW LONG IS THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND WHAT’S INVOLVED?

    A place in Bengalla’s Apprenticeship program is highly competitive and the selection process takes a number of weeks.

    Candidates will be advised if they have progressed through each stage of the selection process. If you have been shortlisted, you can expect a phone call and an email confirming your progression which will include details about the next stage and what is involved.

    STAGE 1 

    SCREENING
    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by phone to briefly discuss the details of their application and clarify any questions. 

    STAGE 2

    FIRST STAGE INTERVIEW
    Candidates will be interviewed face to face, via Skype, FaceTime or ZOOM by a MIGAS Recruitment Officer and will participate in online skills testing.

    STAGE 3

    GROUP ASSESSMENT & PANEL INTERVIEWS
    Mid August 2020

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a full day group assessment centre and participate in panel interviews with MIGAS and Bengalla.

    STAGE 4 

    PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL 
    MID TO LATE AUGUST

    Selected candidates will be required to complete a medical assessment before final offers are made.

    Reference checking will be carried out by MIGAS.

    STAGE 5

    EMPLOYMENT OFFERS
    MID-SEPTEMBER

    Employment offers will be made in September 2020. The new cohort of apprentices will commence in November 2020.

    Timing may change during the course of the recruitment process.

  • HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I’M SHORTLISTED OR UNSUCCESSFUL?

    At each stage, every effort will be made to contact candidates directly either via email or phone.

    Shortlisted candidates can expect a phone call and an email confirming their progression and will include details about the next process.

    Due to the number of applications, we receive unsuccessful candidates can expect an email in accordance with their progression stage.

  • WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IF I’M SUCCESSFUL?

    If you are successful, you will be provided with a copy of your employment contract and all other documents regarding your employment with MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees.

    From here you will have direct communication with your appointed MIGAS Field Officer regarding your MIGAS and Bengalla inductions and any additional tickets required before working at Bengalla.

  • WHEN DO THE APPRENTICESHIPS COMMENCE?

    Apprenticeships will commence in November 2020 Successful candidates will be advised in their employment contract of their exact start date.

To discuss your application, call 1300 464 427 and speak to a MIGAS Recruitment officer today.

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