Eligibility criteria for Iron Ore apprenticeship programme

Eligibility criteria for Iron Ore apprenticeship programme

If you are interested in applying for our apprenticeship programme, you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria.

Applicants for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) apprenticeship

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have the right to work in Australia
  • Must have accommodation in one of the following FIFO commute locations for the four-year duration of the apprenticeship:
Perth  Carnarvon 
Albany Derby
Broome Exmouth
Busselton Geraldton
  • Must hold a current C class manual driver’s licence with a minimum of red “P” plates.
  • Must have successfully completed year 12 with a minimum of C grades in English and maths, or equivalent.
  • Are not eligible to apply for an apprenticeship if you have already completed an apprenticeship in one of the trade areas shown under Apprenticeships

Applicants for residential apprenticeships

  • Must have accommodation for the duration of the apprenticeship in one of the following locations:
Wickham  Karratha
Roebourne Pannawonica
Point Samson Paraburdoo
Dampier Tom Price
  • Must hold a current C class manual driver’s licence with a minimum of red “P” plates, if you are 17 years of age or older
  • Must have the right to work in Australia
  • Are not eligible to apply for an apprenticeship if you have already completed an apprenticeship in one of the trade areas shown under Apprenticeships

Preference will be given to those candidates who have successfully completed year 12 with a minimum of C grades in English and maths, or equivalent.

Not all trades are offered at each of our residential sites. For our 2015 programme we are offering the following trades at the locations specified:

  • Mobile equipment mechanic − heavy diesel (only available at Pannawonica, Tom Price and Paraburdoo)
  • Mechanical fitter (only available at Cape Lambert, Dampier, Paraburdoo and Tom Price)
  • Electrician (only available at Cape Lambert, Dampier, Pannawonica and Tom Price)
  • Fabricator (only available at Tom Price)
  • Light vehicle mechanic (only available at Pannawonica, Tom Price and Dampier)
  • Belt splicing traineeship (only available at Tom Price)