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On some of our sites we partner with organisations like MRAEL or the Gladstone Area Group Scheme, who take care of all administrative processes, training plans and block releases for the attainment of nationally recognised apprenticeship competencies. If you are employed on a site that utilises these services you will be employed by the training body for the duration of your apprenticeship. For our Drayton, Foxleigh and Moranbah mine sites, you will be directly engaged as an Anglo American employee. Regardless of the training program you take part in it is our ultimate aim to provide permanent employment to all team members who successfully complete their apprenticeships.


A mentor will be appointed for all apprentices and trainees working on Anglo American mine sites. You will have regular contact with your Engineering & Maintenance Manager and Human Resources Manager, and your mentor will guide and support you in such matters as job duties, studies, and broader lifestyle and participation matters at site.


The 2013 Anglo American Apprenticeship Program focuses on developing your technical and leadership skills. We offer a supportive environment where your drive to participate in new challenges will be encouraged, allowing you to reach your full potential. As part of the program you will be provided with on-the-job training and a tailored development plan to give you a future with a difference.

You will undertake structured training in working areas of the mine and rotation of duties to maximise your exposure to various facets of the operation, with time off for block release training in your chosen trade.


To be eligible for an Apprenticeship with Anglo American you need the following:

  • Australian Residency
  • School Certificate with a good result in Mathematics and English
  • Accommodation near the site you have applied to join
  • Basic computer skills
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • A current Driver’s licence
  • Dedication to safe work practices
  • Transport to and from work
  • The ability to pass a medical

We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from men and women, including people who identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, people who are differently-abled, and those from non-English speaking backgrounds.


Underground Mine Electrician & 2011 QRC Tradesperson of the Year.

Applying for a role at an underground coal mine never intimidated me, I saw the resources industry as an exciting and rewarding career in a challenging and stimulating working environment.

Working in mining is never boring, it just keeps getting better.