A career with Whitehaven Coal

We know that one of our greatest assets is our people. That’s why we’re committed to attracting, motivating and retaining the very best.

WORKING WITH US

THE BENEFITS

We offer a number of opportunities for people to start or progress their career with a modern mining company. At Whitehaven you can work with us directly, start through one of our graduate or vocation programs or work with one of our partners.

OUR DIFFERENCES

As the leading employer in the north west NSW region, Whitehaven maintains a local employment focus as a key strategic pillar of the business. As a result, the company does not promote Fly-In-Fly-Out principles, instead encouraging our workforce to live locally and provide financial support and investment to the local community.

WHERE DO YOU FIT IN?

LOCAL WORKFORCE

As the leading employer in the north-west NSW region, with a workforce of more than 1,400 people, we maintain a local employment focus wherever possible. Our goal is that as Whitehaven grows, the composition of the workforce should reflect the population in which we operate.

JOB SATISFACTION

73% of employees are stasified with Whitehaven as a place to work. Over the past two years overall satisfaction with Whitehaven as an employer has increased by 25%.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

We are committed to creating opportunities for Aboriginal people through training, employment and business development. Around 11% of our employees self-identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. More than 50 new indigenous jobs have been created at Maules Creek.

APPRENTICES

Whitehaven has run an apprenticeship program since 2011. During 2016 Whitehaven’s apprenticeship and trainee scheme won two major awards at this year’s HVTC Excellence Awards.