It just goes to show you that if you know the information, about how a hardrock underground mine works, then you end up selling yourself to the employers. One of our students has done just that recently, starting as a truck driver, FIFO of Perth with a large owner operator, after completing our Workready program.
I like to tell people that sign up for of our training packages, that everyone ends up with their own story about how they get into the industry. While doing our courses becomes an important part of that story, it is by no means the whole story. It’s what happens to you after you learn the information and how you use that information, that makes your story. Only you can have this adventure, that’s why it’s “your story”!
What do I mean by that? Take our latest student to get a job, as an example.
He got the fright of his life, when HR called from one of the big owner operators, at 9am on Sunday morning. They wanted to know if he could do an interview that afternoon at 3pm with the foreman. It is not uncommon for interviews to be done in the afternoon, Friday through Monday, to fit in with the Foreman or project manager’s day. He called me afterwards, happy, but unsure if he had impressed enough to get the job. A situation I think most people can relate to when going for a job.
So you can imagine his surprise, when at 9.30am the next day, he got a letter of offer emailed to him, for a full time truck operators job. To say he was happy with the result and the help he got is an understatement. I did remind him however, that while we can/do teach and prep you, ultimately it’s your story and your adventure you have to have, no one can do it for you. It’s his story and not many people can say, they got a call Sunday morning, did the interview Sunday afternoon and got offer a job first thing Monday morning.
At this point, most people what to know how long it will take them to get their start?
“How long is a piece of string” is my normal response, followed up with “it’s different for everyone”, which is 100% true. As much as I would like to, I can’t put a time line on when people get a job. Some take months for it to happen, while for others it’s weeks and for a lucky few it only takes days. It’s different for everyone, you just need to be ready to make the most of the opportunity when it comes.
If you want to know how we can help, then fill out the link on the page and I will give you a call.
The Mining Coach