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Return to Work with BHP’S Technical Entry Program

Brisbane // Adelaide // Perth Join BHP’s technical entry program in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reskill or cross-skill with a global, future-facing employer. Use the skills you already have to create an exciting new role in resources. And make flex and balance part of your everyday. Whether you’re experienced in numbers and quantitative work or...Read More »

Brisbane //  Adelaide // Perth

Join BHP’s technical entry program in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reskill or cross-skill with a global, future-facing employer. Use the skills you already have to create an exciting new role in resources. And make flex and balance part of your everyday.

Whether you’re experienced in numbers and quantitative work or your background is in HSE, technology, project management, resource exploration, engineering or operations, BHP’s technical entry program is your chance to reinvent yourself after a career break.

Choose from a range of roles in: Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth.

The team are reviewing applications now so don’t delay with getting your application in to reinvent yourself in.


Work half days. Full days. 3 days. Or 5. Job share. Lead. Pass your knowledge on.

Join a team that sees things in you, you don’t see. Feel a sense of belonging. Of purpose. Of doing something you love every day. And feel like you again – fulfilled, inspired, and fully supported to make your work fit with your life.

Read the stories of others who’ve returned to work and manage their career flexibly now at BHP.

Love the sound of it, but maybe you worry about….

  • You lack the right experience
  • You won’t fit in with a resources culture
  • Or you won’t be able to juggle work with family and other commitments

BHP knows professionals who’ve taken some time off work can talk themselves out of applying. That’s why they’ve designed a program that’s guaranteed to help you return-to-work, transition to a new role and manage all your commitments with confidence.

Don’t talk your way out of it. Reinvent yourself at BHP.

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


How does BHP help you reinvent yourself?

Shape your job to fit your life

Whether you’re looking for a new challenge, juggling family and career, or you’re re-entering the workforce as a mature professional, BHP works hard to make work fit with your life. Not the other way around…

They’ve helped many professionals successfully return-to-work and reinvent themselves – from hairdressers into excavators, pilots into leadership roles, and software professionals into cloud specialists. Many of whom enjoy a rich and rewarding career while still managing their lives around family, cultural and carer responsibilities.

BHP hires people from a diverse range of backgrounds, experience levels and circumstances. And supports these staff with deep onboarding, specialised training and flex support.

To join BHP’s technical entry program:

  1. Apply here –> Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth.
  2. Follow the BHP recruitment process with HR and hiring managers
  3. Shape your job to fit your life

BHP are after broad skills and experiences for the Technical Entry Program

Any prior experience and confidence in:

  • Numerical and quantitative roles
  • All IT & Technical
  • Project management, planning and reporting, (Waterfall & Agile)
  • Resources, minerals
  • Health, Safety and Engineering
  • Business & Data Analytics

BHP welcomes experience from any industry.

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.

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

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.

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

Hear from women at BHP

Read the stories of women at BHP:

Melanie – Specialist User Experience

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.

Carole – Specialist DevOps

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.

Technology, IGO team member

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.

Brisbane //  Adelaide // Perth


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