Working at BHP Billiton

What is it like to work at BHP Billiton?

At the core of what we stand for as an organisation is a commitment to put health and safety first, be environmentally responsible and support our local communities. We are energised by the work we do, how well we do it and the difference we make. We aim to build pride and loyalty in our workforce and always work and behave in a way that is ethical and consistent with Our Charter values of Sustainability, Integrity, Respect, Performance, Simplicity and Accountability. As a member of the BHP Billiton team, you will work with highly skilled, functional experts who share these values.

Does BHP Billiton promote from within the organisation?

Yes. We value developing our people and promoting from within and always seek strong internal candidates for any available roles. However, we also welcome external applicants who can add functional depth and diversity to our workforce.

Is there an induction program for employees?

Yes. As part of our mandatory induction process for all employees, training is provided on health and safety, Our Charter, the BHP Billiton Code of Business Conduct and anti-corruption.

Are there opportunities to develop a career at BHP Billiton?

There are many opportunities to develop your career and make a difference within our Company. As one of the world's largest resources companies, we seek people with outstanding skills and who share our values, to work in our business and across commodities, markets and geographies. We develop the skills and capabilities of our workforce through regular performance reviews combined with training and development. Our training and development programs are designed and implemented at the operational level to support local requirements.

What can I expect to be paid?

We always aim to be competitive in the industries and locations in which we operate to ensure we attract and retain the best people. We are committed to performance-based remuneration and rewards. Therefore your actual remuneration depends on your position, location and your performance in the role.

Diversity and inclusion at BHP Billiton

How do you represent the communities in which you operate?

Employing directly from our local communities allows us to be an active part of those communities. This allows for an influx of local knowledge and deepens our understanding of local community issues. All our businesses are also required to develop and implement diversity plans which are appropriate to their needs and are driven through an inclusive working environment.

Why is a diverse and inclusive workforce important to BHP Billiton?

We recognise that we are strengthened by diversity.  Every individual brings unique skills, experience and perspectives to the workplace.  We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect, and has the opportunity to maximise their potential.  We also encourage our business to recruit and employ women across all our operations and are focused on increasing female participation in our Foundations for Graduates Program and our Accelerated Leadership Development Program.

Applying for a job

How do I apply for a job with BHP Billiton?

​The best way is to submit your resume (or CV) online in response to one of our advertised positions. When you have completed the online application process, your resume is stored in our resume database.

Can I apply for a job in a country other than my own?

BHP Billiton offers a broad range of career opportunities around the globe. However, BHP Billiton does not have a policy of automatically sponsoring candidates who are not authorised to work in a specific country. If you have the required skills and experience for the position, we suggest you make an application.

Can I communicate directly with a BHP Billiton recruiter or hiring manager?

Due to the high volume of interest in opportunities with our company, it is not possible for our recruiters or hiring managers to liaise with every candidate. A BHP Billiton recruiter will contact you should your skill-set and experience match one of our opportunities.

Can I fax my application to you?

No. Applications must be made online so that your application is electronically stored and tracked in our resume database. This will allow the community of recruiters and hiring managers within the company to review your skills and experiences against the opportunities available.

Applying online

How often are new jobs posted on your website?

We post jobs regularly, often daily, so we recommend you visit our site often and search our current vacancies. You can also subscribe to our Job Alert service and you will be notified of future jobs that match your preferences.

What is the length of time a job remains posted?

Some job postings only give candidates a window of one to two weeks to apply. Others remain open until the position has been filled. Again, we urge you to visit the site often to search current vacancies.

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

​Absolutely. You are welcome to apply for any of our job postings that you believe match your skill-set and career aspirations.

Who can submit an application?

Our job postings are designed to attract people who are interested in joining BHP Billiton. They are not intended for recruitment suppliers. In fact, we will not accept responsibility for any fees related to unsolicited applications from recruitment suppliers.

What happens after I apply for a job?

After you submit your online application we will send you an automated email response, confirming receipt of your submission. BHP Billiton recruiters and hiring managers responsible for each job you apply for will appraise your skills and experience, and inform you if your application is to be progressed in the selection process. If you are not successful, we will retain your resume in our database.

What is Job Alert?

​Job Alert is an automatic job hunter. You can use Job Alert to tell us your preferences and then matched jobs will be emailed to you for consideration.

What if I have applied for a job and forgotten my username and password?

​The first time you apply for a position using BHP Billiton Jobs you will be asked to enter your email address (Username), and create a password and secret question. When you return to BHP Billiton Jobs the system will remember your email address and will prompt you to enter your password.

Should you forget your password you will have to click on the "Forgotten your Password?" link. You will then be presented with your secret question which you must answer correctly to have your password sent to your email address.

If you are unable to answer your secret question then please contact us and a new password will be generated and sent to your email address.

As an applicant, what can I expect from the selection process?

​Our candidate experience may include any of the following:

  • online application (submission of CV and cover letter)
  • Career Service Application (applicable in the U. S. only for select roles)
  • abilities testing
  • assessment Centre
  • telephone interview
  • behavioural based interviews
  • behavioural safety testing
  • site visit
  • background and reference checks
  • medical checks (for select roles).
I am encountering a problem accessing and using this site. What should I do?

​​First, determine whether you are able to access any other internet sites. If you are certain that the issue is specifically related to the BHP Billiton Jobs site, please contact us.