​We recognise that not everyone comes to us with all the skills for the job. That's why we offer multiple pathways to employment through a range of accredited and non-accredited programs.

Graduate program

Our graduate program has been designed with the aim of developing balanced and creative individuals with an enthusiasm for site work and the opportunity to apply and develop core disciplinary skills as a critical part of their career development. The program offers a supportive environment and a constant learning curve to put skills into practice.

Competitive remuneration is offered to successful candidates. The program is based on the real job requirements of the mine sites and business units and the individual needs of each graduate. During the program you will be expected to undertake development activities in addition to your position responsibilities, activities include:

  • on-the-job experience
  • competency development
  • formal training and development
  • graduate peer days
  • personal development
  • community involvement.


Depending on our needs at the time, we offer apprenticeships in:

  • Metal fabrication: boilermaking
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Automotive mechanical: light vehicle
  • Automotive mechanical: heavy earthmoving machinery
  • Engineering mechanical: plant fitter
  • Electro technology: systems electrician.

Trainee program

Our trainee program offers entry-level opportunities and training that qualifies people with the skills and experience needed for jobs within the national mining industry. We look for men and women who are:

  • unskilled or semi-skilled workers
  • school leavers
  • currently unemployed
  • interested in furthering their literacy and numeracy skills
  • interested in and determined to work.

It is through this programme that we have been successful in recruiting a significant and growing number of local Indigenous trainees who have moved into permanent jobs at MRM.

The program opens up to nine alternative career paths within MRM in mining, environmental management, administration and services such as catering. For trainees and their community, involvement brings better education, lifestyle and health improvements, confidence and pride in achievement.

At the end of the trainee program, trainees are offered permanent positions in the areas for which they are both best suited and have an interest in. Some people move into apprenticeships to gain formal trade qualifications.

School-based programs

Our involvement in building a job-ready base of local employees begins when young people are still at school. Through our partnerships with the local school, government and community groups we help local people develop their skills and give them the motivation and opportunity to enter the workforce.

A good example is our three-year commitment to the Strong Start, Bright Future partnership with the Northern Territory Government, established in 2011 to lift local school attendance to 90% and help students get skills for jobs at MRM or another local industry.

We also offer a taste of mine life to the broader region, with mine tours or work experience available for senior students looking to decide on a mining career.