Extreme Trades

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Updated: August 5, 2011

If ever there was a time to invest in a pair of steel capped boots and head to the mines, it is now. There will be some 61,500 new jobs in the mining sector in the next decade.

If you’re a tradesman, good news – a whopping 20,000 of these jobs will be trades related and well paid. However it is not all cash and wonder and working in the mines presents unique challenges. WTW researched the Australian industry, what jobs are out there, how to go about getting them, life on and off the job and making the most of your opportunities.

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