With the resource industry moving forward and multiple projects in the pipeline, the mining, resources & energy sector is facing a skills shortage.

While there is still an element of underemployment in the industry, the landscape has started to change. Blue-collar workers are in high demand; from dump truck operators through to tradespeople. And most technically-skilled candidates are already employed full-time, or on long-term contracts.

What’s more, online job boards have started losing their effectiveness. Employers can no longer post a job ad and expect a plethora of suitably qualified candidates.

That means companies who need to scale up at short notice will be faced with a tight talent pool and limited means of getting in front of candidates.

Trojan provides unparalleled recruiting expertise and an in-depth knowledge of Australia’s mining, resources and energy jobs market. Our team of dedicated recruitment consultants bring a wealth of local market knowledge and, over the years, we’ve built an enormous national database of candidates, making it easy for you to scale up or down quickly.

We also use recruiting methods that aren’t widely available, including talent search to get in front of passive candidates who are in demand and no longer reliant on job boards to find a role.

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Types of roles
we recruit

  • Shotfirers

  • Bench Assistants

  • MMU & MPU Operators

  • Blast Technicians

  • Drillers and Drill Fitters

  • Site Supervisors

  • Boilermakers

  • Engineers

  • Truck Drivers

  • Mobile & Fixed Plant Operators

  • Skilled Labourers

  • Crane Operators

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We’re serious about safety

WHS hazards, such as coal dust inhalation, hearing damage and chemical hazards are still a problem in the sector. However, the changing nature of work, particularly in mining, has led to a number of new issues.

This means that it’s more important than ever to take a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to workplace safety and to ensure all workers are compliant.

At Trojan, safety comes first. Our WHS management system is accredited to international safety standard AS/NZS 4801:2001 AS/NZS 4801. All Trojan staff are also continually advised of their WHS responsibilities during safety induction training, weekly safety communications and toolbox talks.

You can read more about safety at Trojan here.

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Why choose Trojan?

We recognise the importance of the mining, resources and energy sector to Australia’s future, and understand the needs of employers in this unique market. Here are a few reasons to partner with us.

Fast turn-around

Fast turn-around

​Depending on availability, we can get a worker on-site within 24 hours

‘Zero tolerance’ culture

‘Zero tolerance’ culture

​At Trojan, safety comes first and is a non-negotiable condition of employment

Wide talent pool

Wide talent pool

​Over the years we’ve registered, and built relationships with, a large pool of skilled workers

Complete approach

Complete approach

​We use a mix of recruitment methods to engage with active & passive candidates

Quality applicants

Quality applicants

​We engage in rigorous testing. Safety and medical checks can also be conducted

KPI reporting

KPI reporting

​Our systems enable accurate tracking and reporting of KPIs, and our reporting dashboards can be tailored to your needs

Risk assessments

Risk assessments

​Workplace risk assessments are completed prior to placement, and regular safety inspections are conducted

Tailored services

Tailored services

​We take the time to learn about your business so that we provide bespoke solutions

Trusted by

  • Quarry & Mining Manufacture
  • Cavpower
  • Liebherr
  • Orica
  • Bradken
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  • Trojan has been a great support in the process of finding potential candidates and the onboarding process, they are always focused on meeting our needs and maintaining contact.  Any issues are dealt with promptly and professionally.  I am very satisfied with their service, to the point that they are now the only recruitment company I use when looking for resources. I will definitely continue to use their services in the future and would highly recommend them.
    Tracy Frigault
    Manager Product Line Manufacturing, Orica
  • Trojan consistently supply our business with high quality, reliable tradespeople for both casual and permanent work. Their client support and responsiveness is excellent and they are very easy to do business with.
    Michael Williams
    General Manager, Quarry & Mining Manufacture

Are you looking to hire or improve your internal processes? Tell us what you need

Whether you’re looking for labour-hire, contract or permanent employees, consulting services or outsourced solutions, we’ll come up with a tailored plan that makes sense for your organisation and budget.

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