Mining Recruitment – What To Look For

With Western Australia enjoying one of the most active mining, oil & gas industries in the country, it’s no surprise local mining companies often come to us in search of skilled, qualified personnel to join their team. So if you’re an employer looking for a recruitment company to assist with hiring new staff, look no further!

What is mining recruitment?

By its very definition, mining recruitment is the act of finding experienced staff to join the mining sector. We act as a kind of ‘go-between’ between our mining, oil & gas clients and potential employees, meaning we’ll do all the legwork for you so you can get back to doing what you do best.

Benefits of recruiting mining staff from Skillforce Recruitment

Based in Perth WA we have decades worth of experience in the industry and accumulated an impressive database of skilled mining labour hire candidates that are perfectly tailored for the West Australian mining sector. The benefits of enlisting our recruitment company to assist you to include:



We vet all potential candidates on your behalf as well as handling all the paperwork, saving you hours and hours of time. Recruitment is our full-time business – it’s all we do. In other words, we’ll do all the advertising, interviewing, checks and screening on your behalf.



At Skillforce Recruitment, we constantly have our finger on the pulse of mining trends and fluctuations in Western Australia. We also know which candidates are on offer, the latest salary rates, available skill-sets and any current hiring issues in the marketplace.



If you are having recruitment issues look no further, our database has a wide range of specialised candidates, which gives us more reach. We also have a large recruiting network to reach out to, meaning we’re more likely to be able to find your perfect person faster.


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A schedule of rates will be quoted to include:

  • Charge rate for each hour of ordinary time
  • Charge rate for each hour of overtime (typically time and a half, double time, double time and a half)
  • Charge rate for applicable allowances which will be paid to the employee in various circumstances (most commonly meal allowance, but also crib allowance, travel allowance, laundry allowance, plus various industry-specific allowances – for example, an additional amount per hour for working with wet/dirty hanging birds in the poultry sector.)

The charge rates for physical hours of time (ordinary plus overtime) are typically quoted for the position at discrete classification increments, for example, level 1, level 2, etc.

All labour hire assignments whether temporary or ongoing are subject to a minimum of Four (4) hour shifts per day. This is also a Fair Work Australia requirement.




Drilling & Blasting

Engineering & maintenance

Natural resources & water






Engineering & maintenance

Exploration & Geoscience


Production & refinement



Power generation & distribution

Analysis & reporting

Health, safety & environment



Not limited to the above Industries / Trades ** Skillforce Recruitment Pty Ltd services all industries and welcome your enquiry.