Applying for jobs with MPi

What does the recruitment process involve?

MPi has a thorough process to fit the best possible candidate into a role. It involves:

  • The collection and shortlisting of applications

  • Telephone interview and reference checks

  • Face to face interviews, psychometric and ability assessment, pre-employment medicals and site visits may also be required.

What is the preferred application method?

We prefer you to apply for jobs via this website by registering as a candidate and attaching an electronic resume to your profile. You can then search and apply for any job/s that you feel suit you. If you don’t have access to a computer then facsimile or post is fine.

How do I become registered on your database?

By setting up your candidate profile and applying for any roles that you feel suit you. We prefer you to do this via this website and attach your resume. If you don’t have access to a computer then facsimile or post is fine. You will know your application has been received when you’re sent an automated email acknowledgement: your resume is stored on our database.

Your application is now looked at by the appropriate consultant and reviewed against the role you have applied for and any other suitable positions. The database is also regularly searched as new positions become available. If you are suitable for any of our positions, we will call you prior to putting your name forward to our client. We will then be in contact with you during the length of the consideration process.

If you are not contacted by phone about your application then you have been unsuccessful on that occasion and we will advise you, by way of an email or letter, within two weeks of your application. We will also let you know if we feel that we are unable to help you because you don’t meet our minimum requirements. We do this every time. If you DON’T hear from us within this time frame, then this is a breach of the "MPi Promise" in which case we would encourage you to contact us.

What are the minimum requirements to become registered on your database?

Our minimum requirements are usually:

  • To have the skills and experience requested in any advertisement on our website or,
  • To have job experience in any position within the mining industry or,
  • To have achieved a qualification directly pertaining to the mining industry.

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Do I have to wait for an advertisement to apply?

No, you can apply online at any time through our website. Go to the candidate register section.

Applying Online

Can I submit a general application?

Yes, you can send your details to us via this website by registering as a candidate.

What is the best way to register with MPi?

Through our website, either via a specific position that appeals to you or as a general registration.

When you have completed the online application process, your resume is stored on our database. This database is regularly searched as new positions become available. However, we do not keep every applicant's resume on our database.

Should you not meet the minimum requirements then we may not be able to help you. We will write and tell you if this is the case.

Our minimum requirements are usually:

  • To have the skills and experience requested in any advertisement on our website or,
  • To have job experience in any position within the mining industry or,
  • To have achieved a qualification directly pertaining to the mining industry.

Don't meet these requirements? Let's get you started in the mining industry

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

Yes of course. Please apply for any roles that you feel suit you.

Can I email jobs to friends/contacts?

Yes, when you view the job in detail, there is an option to apply for the role yourself or email it to a friend.

What happens to my application once it is submitted?

  • Your application is reviewed by the appropriate consultant and reviewed against the role you have applied for or other suitable positions.
  • Should you not be suitable for the role that you applied for, or should you not be suitable for any other opportunity we have at that time, we will send you a letter advising this.
  • Should we feel that you would be suitable for the position you applied for, or any other roles that we have available, we will call you and discuss them with you prior to putting your name forward to our client. We will then be in contact with you during the length of the consideration process.

How will I know my application has been received?

Once you submit your application via our website you will be sent an automated email acknowledgement.

If I apply for a position but do not get called for an interview, will I be contacted?

If you have put in your application for a particular position we would call you for the following reasons:

  • To determine if you are still interested in the role.
  • To gain more information about your background in relation to the role.
  • To bring to your attention other similar roles that might suit you.
  • To request that you come in for a face to face interview.

If you are not contacted by phone then you have been unsuccessful on that occasion and we will advise you, by way of a letter, either by post or email within two weeks of your application. We do this every time. If you DON’T hear from us within this time frame, then this is a breach of the “MPi Promise” in which case we would encourage you to contact us.

What happens to my details if I am not successful?

If your application is not successful, we will review your resume to ascertain if we can find you work in the future. If we can, we will retain your details on our database and consider you for future opportunities.

After we have resolved that you were not successful on a particular occasion we would always advise you of this. This should happen within two weeks of your application and we would encourage you to contact us and let us know if that does not occur. You can also apply at any time for other positions. Remember to contact us with any change of contact or employment details.

If we feel that we are unlikely to be able to help you in the future, then we will also advise you of this by mail or email within two weeks.

We can also provide advice on how to gain employment within the mining industry – please look at  "How to get a start in the mining industry ".

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About the mining jobs we post

Do you find work in the oil & gas industry?

We recruit almost exclusively for the mining industry. We do some limited placements for office-based staff in the Administration/Secretarial/Clerical/HR/Commercial areas for Oil/Gas companies but that is all.

What is Mining People's role?

MPi recruits industry professionals exclusively for the resources sector. More detailed information on Mining People is contained in the ‘About’ section of our website, but if you would like to know more please look at our about us page.

How do you advertise your jobs?

We advertise on our website, and sometimes on seek and in selected print media such as the West Australian.

If you are registered with us however, you will be considered for any roles that are relevant to you. You can also sign up for job alerts which sends jobs directly to your inbox.

No mining experience yet? See our guide on how to get a start in the mining industry

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