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We have depended on Rob to fill some of our hard to find roles and he has always comes through.
Rodney Lacy, GM Saudi Comedat Company Limited, 2018


I have worked with Mining International and known Rob from the past few years and have found him to be a successful recruiter/head-hunter who delivers on what he says. He understands mining and the recruitment process and can bring the most suitable candidates to the hiring table for your role in a confident and timely manner. I would highly recommend him to any client in the industry who is trying to find a mining professional with a particular skill set and experience as Rob will surely find them. Mining International will be at the forefront of the recruitment industry in mining.
Tim Duffy, 2018

I have worked very closely with Mining International as both a client and a candidate and have been very impressed with the service Mining International supplies through Rob. An effective and crisp communicator who understands the industry intimately and is not going to expend unnecessary time in achieving a positive outcome. As a client I was presented with a list of high calibre candidates which made the process of selecting the right candidate smoothly and succinctly. Similarly when on the lookout for roles myself I found I could always get an honest appraisal of where the industry was at and felt very confident a suitable role could be found for me.
I would recommend Mining International to both clients and candidates looking for employment opportunities
Ronan Williams, June 2018

I am very happy to recommend the services of Rob Tyson and his company Mining International to anyone requiring quality staff for the mining industry, at all levels of seniority and internationally. Having had a recruitment business myself over many years and also, presently, as an explorer and developer of mineral operations, I recognise and applaud Rob's professionalism in his field of providing a quality service of advice and personnel to the Mining Industry in particular. My own experience in using his services leaves me in no doubt that clients using Mining International will receive the best "bang for their buck" in all respects.
Dennis Thomas, June 2018

Rob Tyson was the key to me getting my current position. He provided excellent service and "follow up" seems to be his middle name. He was a great support during the visa process and has kept in touch after I started to ensure that everything was running smoothly. For a reliable and serious service, with a recruiter who really cares about your application and well-being, I warmly recommend Rob.
Drill & Blast Superintendent - Central Asia
I'd like to thank Rob for helping me to secure a position within a new and exciting company. After over 12 years working in the China Clay mining industry it was a difficult decision to resign, but one that I'm glad I made. Rob assisted with my CV, passed on information from telephone interviews and kept in regular contact while remaining professional throughout.
Control Systems Engineer - Wolf Minerals
From first making contacting with Rob Tyson, he provided a faultless professional service. Asking pertinent questions and listening to what I enjoy and want to achieve in my career, Rob worked with me, to not only find a new job, but advance my career. Even during a lull in the industry, Rob continued to make regular contact, enquiring as to how my situation was changing. When a suitable opportunity arose, Rob acted quickly on my behalf and offered me useful advice throughout the application process. Fortunately I was successful, and landed a dream job. I cannot recommend Rob's services highly enough, and his attitude and work ethic sets him apart from other recruiters.
Exploration Geologist - Burkina Faso
As Maintenance Manager of a new process plant our requirements for the maintenance team needed to be diversified due to the size of the plant and products that were being processed. The job description put forward for the different positions needed, provided many challenges for Rob and the mining international team. We found that the caliber of the candidates that were put forward for our review were high quality. Good research had been conducted and the people that were selected and interviewed were well versed on our operation and had the skill set to match the job description. The majority of candidates put forward by Rob are now part of our team. I found Rob to be easily assessable and to work with. He kept all up to date with candidate progress and continued this process when the candidates were offered positions and were on site. For all the above reasons I recommend Rob as a recruitment specialist. I would also have no hesitation with using him again should personnel be required.
Maintenance Manager - SE Asia
Rob has been very professional in his dealings with us at Centamin and has always sourced very high calibre candidates for us across multiple disciplines in the mining industry. He has a strong working knowledge of the industry across many different continents and has a good knack for delivering the right candidate through his research and networks within the industry.
Exploration Manager - Burkina Faso
Wolf Minerals have been working with Rob Tyson from Mining International for over a year with some fantastic results! Rob has used his experience and knowledge of the mining industry to globally source a good standard of candidate for a number of positions that we were looking to fill. Wolf are delighted with the service Rob has provided both leading up to, and following the selection process, which has enabled us to recruit strong individuals in to the workforce.
HR Manager - Wolf Minerals
Having worked with Rob over the last few years, I can attest to his competence and professionalism. He has a proven track record in sourcing expatriate technical and managerial staff and assisted in sourcing a Senior Mining Operations Manager for me. He has an in depth knowledge of the mining market globally and seeks to understand the organisations' requirements not only in terms of a position, but also the individual characteristics that will ensure success in a role. Rob can be trusted to deliver a successful recruitment campaign to source and place the right candidate for your business. I would highly recommend Rob and Mining International to your organisation.
General Manager Operations - Gold Mine SE Asia
I received a very good, professional, friendly, efficient service at Mining International when I was headhunted for my current role. The process was quick and easy despite my complicated situation and from the initial call I had secured the position within three weeks. It's a pleasure working with Rob Tyson he is engaged in the role and company and shows a genuine interest in the wellbeing and work being undertaken by his clients. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Rob as an excellent consultant and professional representative of any organisation or individual.
Plant Metallurgist at Wolf Minerals
I have known Rob for over 18 months and have found him to be an honest recruiter who is transparent in his consulting. He is a competent professional who knows and understands mining in the International forum. He is committed to finding the right solutions for a business and would recommend him to any clients or candidates looking to partner with a trusted recruiter.
Processing and Maintenance Manager at Masan Resources
Rob is a seasoned professional in the field of recruitment and demonstrates a high level of commitment, capability and industry skill in achieving the timely objectives of both employer & employee clients.
Technical Services Manager - G-Resources
Rob took the time to understand what I was looking for and helped me through all stages of the recruitment process. He was always very professional, knowledgeable and friendly, ensuring the best from both myself and the client.
Head of Resource and Planning - BHP Billiton
Rob recruited me into a mine manager's role in Africa. I really appreciated his continual feedback on progress with the recruitment process and the energy and effort he unstintingly applied to the task. A refreshing change from many head hunters who seem to churn through LinkedIn to produce a batch of names for their clients and don't bother to follow up or communicate the results. A really personal approach which I find decidedly refreshing.
Mine Manager at Bisha Mining
Worked with Rob on a new role for one of his clients and was very diligent in following through the process till completion. His questions are straight to the point on the technical issues and the managerial aspects of the role. Periodic follow up to check on how activities are going with the new employer was very encouraging. He is very professional and therefore recommend him to anyone / company that is interested in engaging his services.
Group Resource Geologist at First Quantum Ltd - Mauritania
Rob is a dedicated Recruiter with a very strong track record in Mining and Construction sectors. He builds strong networks around him and ensures he has a good technical understanding of the sectors he works within. Rob is always a pleasure to work with and a good role model for others.
Managing Director at Randstad UK
I had a very positive, professional experience when Rob was acting on my behalf. He spent time with me to understand me and what I was looking for in my next position and used this information to focus his efforts. Rob also was able to accurately brief me about prospective employers, making my decision and theirs easy. Rob maintained contact post placement to ensure there were no issues. I am happy to and will use Rob again to represent me.
Operations Manager/SSE at Xstrata Coal
I find Rob to be a professional and dedicated recruitment consultant with a very good understanding of the mining and engineering industry. The candidates he provides our organisation are of high quality and have been well briefed as to what working with Sedgman is like. I have no hesitation recommending Rob's services.
HR Manager at Sedgman
It is my pleasure to write this note to show my appreciation for your consistent and valuable support in meeting our recruitment needs. My team and I have benefited from your quality service and quick actions in souring qualified talents to meet our specific needs. You have never failed to respond and follow up on all our order requests. We know we can count on you even for very scarce talent resource. You have given generously of your expertise and experience in the mining industry, and we greatly appreciate that. It has been a please working with you.
Planning and Development Manager - Sakari Resources (Indonesia)
I highly recommend Robert Tyson for human resources services. He provided me invaluable assistance during the recruitment process with Carpentaria Gold Pty Ltd. Robert demonstrated exceptional personal skills in the recruitment process that included providing me with detailed information on the job requirements that was useful for my interviews. In addition, Rob is very personable and was available for any follow up questions regarding other aspects of the recruitment process, including provision of information of the lifestyle in Townsville. I do not hesitate to recommend his exceptional service and his invaluable advice helped make the right decision in joining Carpentaria Gold.
Process Plant Mechanical Engineer - Carpentaria Gold
I recently applied for a role through Talent2. The contact person for this role was Rob Tyson. During the short time taken to process the application from a simple application through to interview and site visit, I found Rob to be extremely good with information flow. I felt I was kept up to date with the progress of my application right through the various stages. Rob was extremely helpful with the negation of the package that I was offered for the role. At all time I found Rob's attitude to be professional and honest. I would strongly recommend any of my friends looking for a similar role to deal with Rob at Talent2.
Maintenance Planner - BHP Billiton
When I applied for the position of Town Services Superintendent, Rob Tyson contacted me within 24hrs and explained the position in more detail and was very precise in providing me with a clear picture of the Xstrata recruitment process including timeframes. Rob was extremely personable whilst remaining professional throughout the whole process. Rob kept in touch with me throughout the first few months in my new role to see how I was settling into the position. From the position of a candidate Rob did everything to mitigate any potential concerns that I may had during the recruitment process. I would thoroughly recommend Rob if your company wanted your potential employees to feel that they are not just a number.
Town Superintendent - Xstrata Coal
With his comprehensive mining specialist background Rob Tyson delivered, clear, concise and informative help on my application for employment as a maintenance superintendent for Allied Gold in 2011. During my application procedure I found Rob was always friendly, highly articulate with a high personal integrity and very helpful in my application which helped in my successful appointment at Allied Gold.
Maintenance Superintendent - St Barbara Ltd
I was searching for a new position in the mining industry and applied to a vacancy that was advertised on the web under the Randstad Recruitment Agency with Rob Tyson. Within 24hrs of my application being lodged Rob had contacted me to gauge my qualifications and experience and also enquire about the position I was looking for. Within 1 week I had an initial interview and within 3 weeks I had been offered the position that I had been seeking. Throughout the whole process, Rob was fantastic, explaining every step of the way and informing me of every meeting and conversation he had made with the recruitment client. Rob made himself accessible at all times and even followed up with me on how the position was going after a month into the new role.I would fully recommend using Rob as a recruitment agent particularly in the mining sector as he has a sound knowledge of the industry. If I ever find myself looking for a new position, I would not hesitate in contacting Rob.
Operations Lead - Wards Well BMC Met Coal
Rob originally joined the Hill McGlynn Sydney team in 2006 to focus on Client Side Project Management and his UK experience and sense of urgency worked very well in what was a busy and very competitive market. Rob is a genuine bloke and has a nice way about him to which clients, candidates and other team members warm to, so he's always good to have around but also knows what he has to do to get the job done. Operations Manager - Hill McGlynn Rob placed myself at Macarthur Coal, later to become Peabody Energy and found Rob professional in all dealings, followed up with myself on a regular basis and ensured all parties were satisfied by the services being delivered. Rob's focus on customer service is exceptional.
Maintenance Superintendent/Manager - Peabody Energy