Scores of major coal projects in the Bowen Basin have been put under review.
Scores of major coal projects in the Bowen Basin have been put under review. Peter Holt

Bowen Basin mining jobs hot scoring over 8000 applications

MORE than 8000 people have applied for 250 jobs advertised by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance for its Bowen Basin coal mines, Mining Australia reports.

A BMA spokeswoman said the demand for the fly-in fly-out roles in far north Queensland was 'overwhelming'.

"The applications for these roles have closed and BMA received an overwhelming response from people in the Cairns region, including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with limited coal-mining experience," she said.

"The recruitment team is working through the next stage of the recruitment process. The team will also soon be conducting a series of assessment centres (interviews) in Cairns as the next important step in the recruitment process."

The recruits will start work mid-year, the spokeswoman said.

Read more on Mining Australia.



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