Diversity & Inclusion

BHP Technology Return to Work Program – Overview

A comprehensive program offering experienced individuals a smooth transition back to work after career break.

Applications have now closed.

Stay tuned for future Return to Work programs with BHP.

Various Specialist roles – Technology, Projects and Products

A comprehensive program offering experienced individuals a smooth transition back to work after a career break.

BHP is looking for people like you

The BHP Technology Return to Work Program is a recruitment program offering permanent job opportunities with re-entry support for experienced professionals who’ve recently been on a career break or extended absence from work.

Program overview – what to expect

The BHP Technology Return to Work program has been designed with number of supporting features including:

  • Flexible work options (e.g. flexible hours, flexible location etc)
  • Dedicated 1:1 coaching with an expert career return coach
  • Career return support resources; and
  • Most importantly, an understanding from your leader that it may take time to adjust into the role after returning from a career break.

There are multiple part-time and full-time opportunities available in Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane with openness to shape roles for individual needs and circumstances.

Read some of the stories of employees at BHP who work flexibly to balance their lives.

Find out more – watch the webinar recording to hear from leaders at BHP on their experience and returning to work.

Benefits of the job include:

  • Competitive salary and remuneration
  • Career development opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • On-site parents’ rooms, breastfeeding facilities and other supports, such as emergency childcare in some locations
  • Industry leading leave entitlements

BHP are looking for experienced individuals with a range of different backgrounds in the technology, project or operations fields. You’ll join one of the teams in BHP’s Technology, Enterprise and Global business where your skills and experience will be valued and welcomed. Mining experience is helpful but not essential. BHP welcomes experience from any industry.

Skillsets BHP are seeking include:

  • Planning and reporting
  • Portfolio and product management
  • Asset and resource management
  • Project delivery / coordination (Waterfall & Agile)
  • Process improvement, knowledge management
  • Communications, change management, training delivery
  • Data analysis and more.

The BHP Technology Return to Work Program is an opportunity for capable and enthusiastic individuals to make their mark whilst working in a positive and supportive environment.

Eligibility and hiring process


The BHP Technology Return to Work program has various specialist roles available across Technology, Projects and Products. The program is designed for individuals who:

  • Have been on a career break or extended absence from work
  • Are interested in permanent, part-time or full-time roles
  • Have relevant experience, qualifications or interest in the advertised skills
  • Are based in Perth, Adelaide or Brisbane and have working rights in Australia

Hiring process:

  1. Submit your expression of interest application
  2. Interview(s) with hiring leader
  3. Background checks
  4. Offer

Applications have now closed. 

Intake for successful applicants will begin early May 2022.

Flexible work at BHP

At BHP they understand that returning to work after an extended career break can be a daunting experience. With the demands of family and personal life, they believe work should work for you. That’s why they’ve created this new program and offer a range of flexible work possibilities and development opportunities.

A welcome from the BHP Executive Sponsor of the Return to Work program

At BHP our teams are more flexible and diverse than ever before. One of the few positives to come out of COVID-19 is that it has reduced the stigma around flexible work, because more people have experienced it first-hand. The challenge we face as leaders is to seize this momentum and embed flexible working as the new normal within our teams. I know for me, planning my work day around the morning and afternoon school runs has helped my work/life balance and also made me a better leader. In Technical, we want to champion this change, and we know that there is a wealth of untapped talent ready to re-enter the corporate workforce with the right support and flexibility around them. Myself, our leaders and all of our team members involved in this Program will support each of you in your transition back to the workforce and we hope you will consider a career with BHP.
– Tim Day, VP Maintenance Centre of Excellence

Balancing life – hear from BHP team members

Hear from women at BHP

Read the stories of women at BHP:

The flexibility allowed me to not only pick up a new skillset at work, but also juggle being a first time mum, and support my child’s recovery.

Being such a large organisation I’ve had the opportunity to work across different domains from engineering to safety to environment and I’m constantly learning about different areas of the business and meeting new people.

BHP really do practice what they preach when it comes to flex working. To have the ability and trust to work from home and/or work outside ‘mainstream’ business hours makes that work life balance so much easier to achieve. I feel I can be 100% at work when I’m at work and 100% mum when I am not.

Inclusive culture at BHP

No matter where you are from or your background, from day one you’ll be accepted into the BHP family. Hear from team members on what it’s like working at BHP.

A learning culture – Fiona

I love the fact I can be curious at BHP and am supported fully to find solutions. At BHP we have a learning culture and seek the best science for resource discovery, value optimisation and environmental sustainability. BHP promotes flexible options so I can be present and enjoy times when my family need me with minimal impact on my work.
– Fiona, Principal Mining Resource Reporting.

The road to gender balance

In the past two years alone, we have seen the number of women on the ELT increase from 40 to 50 per cent, and the number of women in roles that report directly to the ELT jump from 25 per cent to 38 per cent. Leadership is critical to the success of any organisation that aspires to be gender balanced.
– Athalie Williams, BHP Chief People Officer.  Read more here.

International Women’s Day – Celebrating Indigenous Women at BHP

Meet Michelle: “My sisters and aunts have been my courage makers”

What does the IWD theme #BreakTheBias mean to me? Bias to me is about limitations – real or perceived – internal or external. #BreakTheBias is taking direct and sustained action to remove those limitations.
Michelle Adams, trainee program Superintendent. Read more here.

Diverse teams – Samantha

It is proven that diverse teams are more productive and generally operate at a higher level because they leverage off the strengths of every individual.
– Samantha, Lead Projects Control and Analysis.


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