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Applying for jobs with Alchemy Recruitment

What does our recruitment process involve?

Alchemy has a thorough process to fit the best possible candidate into a role. It involves:
  1. the collection and shortlisting of applications
  2. telephone interview and reference checks
  3. face to face interviews, psychometric and ability assessment, pre-employment medicals and site visits may also be required.

What is the preferred application method?

We prefer you to apply for jobs via this website by registering as a candidate and attaching an electronic resume to your profile. You can then search and apply for any job/s that you feel suit you. If you don’t have access to a computer then facsimile or post is fine.

How do I become registered on your database?

By setting up your candidate profile and applying for any roles that you feel suit you. We prefer you to do this via this website and attach your resume. If you don’t have access to a computer then facsimile or post is fine. You will know your application has been received when you’re sent an automated email acknowledgement: your resume is stored on our database.

What are the minimum requirements to become registered on your database?

Our minimum requirements are usually:
  • To have the skills and experience requested in any advertisement on our website or,
  • To have job experience in any position within the mining industry or,
  • To have achieved a qualification directly pertaining to the mining industry.

Do I have to wait for an advertisement to apply?

No, you can apply online at any time through our website. Go to the candidate register section.

What is Alchemy Recruitment’s role?

Alchemy recruits industry professionals exclusively for the mining, construction, oil and gas and energy sector. More detailed information on Alchemy Recruitment is contained in the ‘About Us’ section of our website, here: about us page.

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From Our Clients

“Nick has assisted us in sourcing a number of contract OCEs. I’ve found him and Alchemy’s systems and online time sheeting very easy to deal with. All the candidates that he has presented have been of a high quality and I can trust Nick to know what I’m looking for and his guys to be able to fit into the team well. I would recommend Nick’s services to anyone looking to secure high calibre mining personnel."

Mining Superintendent - BMA Coal

“I have worked with Forrest as a colleague and as a client and have always found his work to be of highest standard. Forrest has a lot of experience within recruitment environments and in particular has a high level of knowledge of the Mining and Resources sector."

Advisor Resourcing - BMA Coal

“I've had the opportunity to work alongside Forrest as well as seek out his services as a supplier. Forrest's knowledge of mining operations particularly in Queensland Coal, I've found to be second to none. It's this intimate knowledge and understanding that gives Forrest the edge when working on critical positions I need filled for my internal clients' operations."

Advisor Resourcing - BMA Coal

“Forrest was very professional in the way that he handled a new position that i was looking for, with me in Perth (+ doing a FIFO roster) and Forrest in Brisbane he worked very hard at advising & arranging site visits for me to the Bowen Basin, his knowledge of the mining industry it amazing and would recomend him to others that i know to contact him in regards to positions on the East coast in the mining industry.”

Drill & Blast Engineer – Anglo American Metallurgical Coal

“Forrest assisted me in securing a position at Runge Ltd. During the process Forrest at all times conducted himself in a very professional manner. I always felt that he had my best interests at heart and that he was really interested in my needs for my professional development and career. Forrest communicated to me on a continuous basis and I never had to wonder what the status of my application was.”

Principal Consultant - Runge

“CS Energy has engaged Alchemy Recruitment on a number of occasions, and in my specific dealings with Nick, I have found him to be most professional and thorough in his research. Nick demonstrates a solid understanding of the mining and resources sector. He is a ‘fountain of knowledge’ in this space and this is most evident in the strong candidates he submits for application. I also note the emphasis he places on quality rather than quantity. Nick is responsive in his approach, he follows up when required (to a satisfactory level) and he has a proven ability to deliver on his promise, in terms of meeting the agreed timeframes and managing our expectations as the client.”

People and Culture Advisor, CS Energy

“Over the past year Alchemy has become a valued recruitment partner and have consistently presented high calibre candidates in short time frames for a variety of positions. Some of these have included a senior estimator for our Western Australia operations and a project manager in Queensland. Alchemy deliver cost effective recruitment solutions alongside a high level of industry knowledge and a genuine interest in finding the right candidate for the requirements of the position and the company culture. York Civil understands that quality people make an organisation what it is and Nick from Alchemy was first-rate in the service he provided .”

HR Supervisor, York Civil

“I wanted to take the time to thank Nick from Alchemy for the high level of professional assistance he has provided me whilst I have been with Downer. I am always grateful to agencies who follow the strict Downer process and work with the internal recruiters for the best candidates and service which we are looking for from a recruitment company.”

Recruitment Advisor, Downer EDI Mining