What we are seeing at WithYouWithMe is a growing demand by the mining and resources sector across Australia for veterans with technical trades. This sentiment was reinforced during the MSS career information night this week, as the team presented to a packed room of Perth-based technical tradies.

Dean Irvine [the Lead Recruiter for MSS] spoke of the value of veterans in roles such as:

  • Technical Document Writing
  • Maintenance Planning/Scheduling
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Asset Management

“It is obvious to me that veterans have incredible skills and talents, they just need to learn to identify their value and then sell themselves.”
Dean Irvine, MSS

The veterans that attended the event walked away feeling secure in the knowledge that industry recognised their military training and more confident to pursue careers in the mining and resource sector.
“This was an absolutely positive experience, I learnt that veteran technicians have a lot of highly desired skills and training within the resource and mining sector and it has broadened my mind to different careers.”
– Phil Bleach, Aviation Technician

“It was a very informative night and highlighted a number of different pathways for veterans with a technical trade that I had not previously considered.”
Daniel Willoughby, Marine Technician

“I have really struggled to find the right career to pursue post defence and this type of information is what I needed to help me move forward. I am now seriously considering a career in the mining sector as a maintenance planner or reliability technician.”
–  John O’Shea, Marine Technician

If you’re a veteran with a technical trade who is looking for a new career then get in touch with Thomas Mynott thomas_mynott@withyouwithme.com.au or signup to our free program.