I want to work in...Mining and Extraction

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

Mining and Extraction (allaboutcareers)


Typical job profiles

Mining Engineer (TARGETjobs)

Mining Engineer (Prospects)

Minerals Surveyor (Prospects)


Useful online resources

Careers In Quarrying


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


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Utility job search

AVA Global

Energy Careers

Global Resources


Energy Sector 

Energy Industry

SubseaUK - includes directory

Energy Institute careers site

My oil and gas career

Oil and Gas UK

Rigzone Oil and Gas company

The Geologists Directory


Renewable Sector

Renewables careers.com


Professional bodies

Institute of Chemical Engineers IChemE

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.