Why work with us?

Byrnecut knows what it takes to succeed. As a partner with some of the world’s largest mining organisations, we have an extensive network of projects underway – a credit to our highly skilled team.

We consider our employees our most valuable asset, and key to our success as a market leader. As such, we are committed to ensuring an open and diverse workplace that genuinely encourages employees to reach their full potential.

Graduate and Vacation Programs

Graduate Program
Byrnecut recognises the need to train and provide appropriate experience for graduate professional engineers. Our Graduate Engineer Program (GEP) has been designed to introduce newly qualified personnel to the company and provide training and practical experience in the underground environment on various mine sites within Australia.

All graduates complete up to two years of training and practical experience.
GEP participants start by cycling through underground positions, then gain exposure to drafting, design, modelling and analysis, project management and reporting, as well as forecasting, scheduling and client relations.
When recruiting for these positions, we look for talented and motivated graduate mining engineers who are keen to immerse themselves in the program.

Vacation Work
We offer mine engineering students exposure to practical work experience in the mining industry. This invaluable program gives students a chance to develop successful working relationships and a strong support network with a view to enrolling in our Graduate Engineer Program.


Byrnecut is an equal opportunity employer that offers a diverse range of apprenticeships in the mining industry. We provide excellent training and learning opportunities to many young and mature-age people, with many progressing to full-time roles.

Our apprentices are rotated through various mine sites, gaining valuable skills and experience working alongside mining professionals. We arrange off-the-job training of all apprentices via a registered training organisation (RTO). This training, combined with the skills gained on site, provides our apprentices with the knowledge needed to conduct servicing, repairs, overhaul and fault-finding in their specific trade.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, graduates receive a nationally recognised Certificate III qualification for their specific trade.

Desired attributes for apprentices:

  • Successful completion of Year 11
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team
  • Current C-class driver’s licence
  • Completion or partial completion of a pre-apprenticeship (highly advantageous but not essential)

Mature-age applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mature-age applicants and ex-Defence Force personnel

Mature-age workers are critical to our success. With skill shortages expected to increase, investing in and employing people aged 45 years and older makes sense to us. That’s why we encourage mature-aged people to apply for our positions.

We also encourage ex-Defence Force personnel to apply, because we recognise that they have many skills transferable to the mining industry. Most exhibit exemplary self-discipline, unfailing loyalty and exceptional reliability.

Indigenous training

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples wanting to start a career in the mining industry.

We have support services available to assist jobseekers within Australia to choose a training course or find their career path and employment.

BOAB delivers the full array of training services, covering metalliferous open pit and underground mining, as well as civil construction and road-building.

International training

A fundamental obligation of Byrnecut’s social licence to operate in international jurisdictions is to ensure that we develop and leave a lasting legacy of skilled and competent mining professionals. We believe the most important social investment we can make is to train a local workforce to become safe, efficient and reliable miners.

Byrnecut draws on over 30 years of proven experience, combined with accredited training programs, to ensure local workforces receive industry-leading training outcomes. To date, more than 97,434 accredited competencies have been awarded to employees on our international projects, setting up our local workforces to succeed well into the future.

We offer a diverse range of career opportunities across the globe.

Auto Electricians

Bogger Operators



Electrical Foreman

Jumbo Operators

Maintenance Foreman

Mechanical Fitters

Mine Foreman

Mining Engineers

Project Managers

Safety Personnel

Shift Supervisors

Shotcrete Operators

Underground Surveyors