Thiess 2018 Apprentice Intake

Job No: 979414

Work type:Permanent Full-time

Location:Aus - All

Categories:Graduates/Vacation/Apprenticeships/Traineeships, Other

Advertised:AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications Close:AUS Eastern Standard Time

Thiess is the world's largest mining services provider. We offer the widest range of in-house surface and underground mining capabilities across Australia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Indonesia and Mongolia. Our life-of-mine insight, tailored approach and commitment to excellence keep us at the leading edge, optimising the mining value chain for each client.

And we're not done. We continue to drive innovation, through long-term relationships, so our clients are best positioned in a competitive global market. Our people are central to our success and are empowered to contribute their skills, knowledge and experience to continually exceed industry benchmarks. Our culture is built on our Principles of Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and Delivery, underpinned by a commitment to safety in everything we do. 

Join Thiess and launch your career with our Thiess Apprenticeship Program.

Thiess has a diverse workforce enriched by an inclusive work environment, accessible to all. As part of our commitment to increasing equal employment opportunities, within our business, we strongly encourage applications from Women and Indigenous candidates.

Working with experienced colleagues at various Thiess projects, our four-year structured Apprenticeship Program will offer you the chance to participate in training towards a nationally recognised trade qualification.

You will need to be self-motivated, conscientious and committed to developing a career for yourself in the resources industry. A mature attitude is essential and you must be willing to learn new skills and accept direction.

Thiess Apprentices have all of their college fees and associated costs covered by Thiess and are supplied with full PPE and a uniform.

Please note, at this time, we are only looking for candidates who are not already completing an apprenticeship.

To be eligible to apply:

  • You need to have completed year 12 as of 1st January 2018, with passes in English and Mathematics (this is not a requirement for mature age (over 21) applicants)
  • You have a current driver's licence (a provisional licence is accepted)
  • QLD applicants - Be able to relocate to the mine site area if not currently living locally (or self funded FIFO)
  • WA applicants – Fly in Fly out from Perth
  • Be willing to relocate to another Thiess site if requirements at current site change. Please note, this move may be interstate.

Shortlisted applicants will progress through a structured recruitment process which can involve (but not limited to) participation in an assessment centre, formal interview, medical examination including drug and alcohol testing and reference checking.

Please note, if successful you will be required to complete 16 weeks full time training in Brisbane prior to starting on the project you are recruited for. Accommodation in the Brisbane area for the duration of the course will be at your own cost.

The Thiess Apprenticeship Program will start in February 2018.

The apprenticeships are on offer over a variety of our projects across the country. Please note that this is an indicative list only, positions and locations available are subject to change.


  • Curragh North Mine (Blackwater)
  • Jellinbah Plains (Bluff – Near Blackwater)
  • Lake Vermont (Dysart)
  • QCoal Northern Hub (Collinsville)


  • Auto Electrician
  • Fabricator
  • Diesel Fitter


  • Solomon (Fly in Fly out from Perth WA)



    • Diesel Fitter
    • Auto Electrician

We are committed to developing a diverse workforce that represents the communities in which we operate. Mature aged (over 21), Women and Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply.

If achieving success and progressing your career is your passion, then consider joining an organisation that's as excited about the important things as you are.

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