Miners top the most attractive employer list

Australians still consider mining one of the best fields to work in, with Rio Tinto topping the Linkedin Most Attractive Employers list in 2015.

BHP came in at third place, trailing behind Google, however it was the gas producers and construction contractors that filled out the numbers in the top 30.

Leighton Contractors took fifth place, followed by Chevron at eight, Thiess at 10, Shell at 11, Origin at 12, and Santos at 13.

The resources focussed companies then jumped to WorleyParsons 17, BP 18, John Holland 19, and UGL trailing behind in 30th place.

Rio is back in the top spot after being pushed out of first place in 2013 by Virgin Australia in 2014, showing that despite the downturn of the boom, people still want to work for the major miners.

The Linkdin survey was based on a field of 12,000 respondents registered with the networking database and located in Australia.

Securing a position with the UK-based miner might be easier said than done however, with Rio Tinto slashing management positions throughout their Pilbara operations earlier this year as part of a massive cost-cutting and restructuring push.

Rio Tinto spokesman Bruce Tobin said the company was proud to make the top of the list in 2015.

“LinkedIn is a key communications platform to connect with the thousands of talented and highly motivated people in Australia who are interested in our company,” he said.

“We are grateful for the support and interest of our 215,000 followers on LinkedIn.”

Linkedin said the results were very different from those in the US, where tech giants Google, Apple and Amazon took the top places.

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