I want to work in...Exploration and Mining

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Careers  in the mining and quarrying sector from the Geological Society


Typical job profiles

Exploration Geologist (TARGETjobs)

Geochemist (Prospects)

Geoscientist (Prospects)

Mining Engineer (Prospects)

Minerals Surveyor (Prospects)


Useful online resources

Careers In Quarrying

Geology Career Pathways from the Geological Society

How to get into the Oil and Gas Industry - guide from recruitment consultants NES Global Talent

How to become a mining engineer - article from AngloAmerican

Subsea including member directory


Job sites and specialist recruiters


Energy Careers

Global Resources

PetroPlan Exploration jobs


Energy Sector 

Energy Institute careers site

Energy careers (My energy future)

Oil and Gas UK

Rigzone Oil and Gas company directory

The Geologists Directory


Professional bodies

Institute of Chemical Engineers IChemE

International Marine Contractors Association IMCA

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Institute of Quarrying

Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE



To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.