Thiess announces four-year apprenticeship program in QLD and WA

Leading mining services provider Thiess has announced an intake of mid-year apprentices for its Thiess Apprenticeship Program.

The four-year program is designed primarily for recent high school graduates, and includes positions at several locations within the Bowen Basin area of Queensland, as well as FIFO positions flying out of Perth, Western Australia.

Thiess is to cover the cost of fees and for the Queensland positions, Thiess explained that candidates must be able to relocate to the mine sites or travel via self-funded FIFO.

All candidates must possess a driver’s licence and, if under 21, have completed Year 12 as of August 1, 2018, with passes in English and maths.

“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,” said Thiess’s application intro.

“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.”

The Queensland and Western Australia apprenticeships include positions for auto electricians and diesel fitters, while the Queensland apprenticeships are also looking for high-voltage electricians as well.

While the apprenticeship is primarily reaching out to recent graduates of high school Year 12, over 21s are also encouraged to apply. Interested parties can apply here via Thiess’s career page and the application period closes on April 27.