What is OZ Minerals' selection process?

OZ Minerals is committed to attracting and selecting the very best people through open and transparent recruitment processes. Selection decisions will be fair and equitable and will be based on our How We Work Together principles, job-related competencies and organisational fit. It will also reflect building a diverse workforce that continually improves our capability to deliver and provide rewarding experiences for our people.

As a candidate, you would expect the following process:

1. Online application
All applications must be submitted on-line. We do not accept any applications emailed or posted to our office. During this process you must complete the on-line application form and upload your resume and covering letter

2. Short listing
Short listing of candidates will commence once the job has closed. Applicants will be short-listed against the selected criteria.

3. Phone and/or video interviews
Brief phone and / or video interviews will be conducted with the short-listed candidates to determine motivational fit and assess technical competencies.

4. First round interviews
Candidates who progress through to fthese interviews will be interviewed by the direct Leader. The interviews will be either via video, or at a location depending , availability of OZ Minerals employees and the candidate’s availability.

5. How We Work Together Questionnaire & Interview
The How We Work Together Questionnaire that top candidates complete during the recruitment process. The questionnaire is designed to help understand a candidate’s natural abilities (strengths), preferred ways of working, and potential development areas aligned to How We Work Together, and the requirements of the role. The How We Work Together interview is undertaken by a trained How We Work Together Coach to curiously explore the outcomes and data of the report.

6. Pre-Employment Assessments and Checks
Reference Checks
Australian Federal Police check
Medical Assessment (medical, functional assessment and drug and alcohol testing)
numeracy and literacy testing (for selected entry level roles)

7. Job Offer

Will my application remain confidential?

 Your application will only be reviewed by the recruitment consultant and hiring  leaders. We do not discuss our applicants with other employees of OZ Minerals. Our team will not contact any referees unless agreed by you.


How do I become an OZ Minerals employee with no mining experience?

Research what qualifications and skills you need to fulfil the role you'd like to apply for.. Think about your own value proposition and what you could bring to OZ Minerals that is different and sets you apart. Resources are also available on our website to help you understand the culture of our organisation and How We Work Together principles. To apply for roles with OZ Minerals, you do not need to apply for a police clearance or undergo a medical as this is part of our recruitment process should you be receive a formal offer of employment. 


How many women work for OZ Minerals?

We currently have over 20% female participation across our workforce, with many women forming very important parts of our technical, operational and leadership teams. OZ Minerals is focused on building a culture that is both diverse and inclusive – we are continuing to build a long-term diversity strategy that will support sustainable opportunities to create value for potential employees, current employees and OZ Minerals. 


Can I send my application to you for future roles that may become available?

We strongly encourage you to visit the current vacancies section of our website. To register your details, attach your resume and set up a job alert which will send you an email once a position becomes available.


How long will the position be open for?

Most roles advertised will close after 2-3 weeks of opening. Once a position is closed, you are not able to apply via the website.


Can I talk to someone in HR or recruitment?

Due to the number of enquiries we receive daily, we can’t always take enquiries over the phone. If you have direct questions, you can send an email to careers@ozminerals.com and someone from our team will reply within a few days.