Apprentices

Kick start your career with an apprenticeship working alongside seasoned industry professionals whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

Macmahon provides opportunities for entry level and mature age apprentices to build a career in the mining industry and gain nationally recognised trades for:

  • HD Fitters;
  • Boilermakers; and
  • Auto Electricians.

Earn while you learn within our structured training program and gain the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in mining.

Our 48 month programs start with the first year based in our Perth workshop, rotating through different repair sections. The second year continues in the workshop and includes short-term introductory FIFO site based work. In the third and fourth years our apprentices broaden their learning by working a rotating roster schedule on our sites.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Successful completion of pre-apprenticeship training or relevant work experience in the chosen trade
  • Successful completion of Year 12
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • Proven commitment to safety
  • Physical fitness for the demands of the role

With access to a diverse range of projects and equipment in Australia and Southeast Asia, start your career at Macmahon today by joining our Talent Community. Upload an up to date resume, copy of your most recent academic report and copies of your educational and trade qualifications.

Apprentice selection commences around August each year, with new intakes commencing in February. Applications will be advertised on SEEK and this website. If you have any questions about the apprenticeship program, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hear from our 1st year apprentices for 2018 as to why they chose Macmahon for their apprenticeships.


Harrison Edwards

Harrison Edwards

HD Fitter – I started my apprenticeship with Macmahon in 2018 together with another six people. There’s a great camaraderie amongst the team, it’s been awesome being able to learn alongside others at the same time. We all give each other feedback on what we’re learning and now we are all good mates.


Jack Featherston

Jack Featherston

HD Fitter – Macmahon’s WAC workshop has great facilities and I get access to work on a range of heavy duty equipment giving me much more experience than I might otherwise have. There’s also a knowledgeable team of people that have been with the company for a long time that are more than willing to share their experience to advance my learning.


Jayden Keen

Jayden Keen

HD Fitter – In considering which company to undertake my apprenticeship with, I couldn’t look past Macmahon. Their reputation as a respected mining services company that provides a culture which fosters not only learning, but career advancement, is what cemented my decision to choose Macmahon over other offers.


Jesse Terry

Jesse Terry

HD Fitter – My career started driving heavy haulage trucks until I realised that I wanted more. As a mature age apprentice, Macmahon has provided the opportunity for me to join this year’s intake where I’m now fixing the big trucks that I used to haul to site which I’m pretty proud of.


Laith Grossman

Laith Grossman

HD Fitter – Working in the mining industry is something I’ve wanted to do since leaving school. I chose Macmahon as they are well known for having projects not only in WA but Australia wide. There are also opportunities to work overseas in the future which appeals to me.


Matt Colvin

Matt Colvin

Boilermaker – If you ask anyone about working for a mining company with great people, there’s not too many that wouldn’t have come across Macmahon and agree with the endorsement. I’m in it for the long haul and chose to start with a company with a solid reputation.


Tim Jones

Tim Jones

Auto Electrician – I was interested in an apprenticeship with Macmahon after seeing my options between continuing a degree at university or moving to a trade. I decided that I preferred a career working with my hands in a workshop rather than sitting in an office at a desk. It helped that my Dad was an RAAF Aircraft Mechanical Technician and was extremely supportive of me learning a trade where I can expand my skillset in the mining industry.


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