The Benefits of a Contract Role in Today’s Job Market


The Benefits of a Contract Role in Today’s Job Market


Contract workers in the mining industry now have more control and flexibility than ever.

The mining and resources sector in WA currently has around $140 billion in the pipeline for new and ongoing projects. However, a recent report commissioned by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA shows that these projects will face a peak shortage of 33,000 workers.

Essentially, due to the skills shortage that WA currently faces, it’s never been a better time to be a contract worker.

The benefits of contract mining jobs in Perth Australia

Now is the perfect time to take on contract mining jobs in Perth. Temporary roles and contract jobs in the mines are an essential component of any career in the resources sector.

Contract roles allow you to:

  • Expand your expertise and skills by working in a variety of different environments.
  • Experience different mine sites and types of rosters, such as FIFO or DIDO, to help you find what fits best for your lifestyle.
  • Broaden your network of connections in the industry, helping you to secure future opportunities.
  • Continue working on a short-term basis while you take the time to consider your next career move. This may be a decision to further upskill with our Trade-Up program.
  • Select roles that you know will assist in developing your skills or help you learn new ones.
  • Have flexibility when negotiating your rate and leverage your previous experience.

What to look for in contract jobs in the mines

As a skilled and experienced worker, you are highly valuable within the mining industry. Therefore, you should only settle for the best. Look for contract roles offered by labour-hire companies, such as Premium Mechanical Group that can guarantee:

  • Leading industry rates.
  • Flexible rosters – you choose what works for you.
  • A variety of worksites to choose from.
  • Superannuation paid on all hours worked – some companies only pay a maximum of 38hrs per week At Premium, we pay super for the whole 12hrs per day.
  • You won’t be locked into one mine site location.
  • Salary sacrifice – ensuring your money is working for you, and you’re maximising on the cash in your pocket.
  • Clear and transparent contracts, without hidden clauses, so you know exactly what you are signing.

Search mining jobs in Perth Australia

With all the benefits listed above, why not start the job search today?

Premium Mechanical Group puts its employees first and works to secure you the top rates and flexibility you need.

Explore the contract roles available in the Premium team here.

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