Employment Opportunities

WA School of Mines Alumni and Hanrahan Smith Employment Placement Partnership

If you are a paid up member of WASMA then you’re employment requirements will be looked after by Hanrahan Smith.

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• Access to a professional and recommended Employment Placement Consultancy, which supports and benefits the WA School of Mines Alumni

• Access to a professional Employment Placement Consultancy which supports and benefits the WA School of Mines Alumni

• Based on the Sponsor level with the WASMA, Sponsor companies will receive reduction to the Hanrahan Smith commercial recruitment fees.

WASMA currently has 4 levels of sponsorship for resources-industry related companies. Each level of sponsorship attracts a corresponding benefit in using the services of Hanrahan Smith.

  • Diamond Sponsor: A reduction of the net HS employment placement fee by 5% points.
  • Principal Sponsor: A reduction of the net HS fee by 4.5%
  • Gold Sponsor: A reduction of the net HS employment placement fee by 3.0% points.
  • Silver Sponsor: A reduction of the net HS employment placement fee by 2.0% points.


Paul Hanrahan – Director & Principal Consultant
Paul’s expertise in senior level mining and resources sector recruitment and human resources development has been derived from more than 30 years direct association with those sectors. Paul had a successful 18 year operational career in General and Departmental Management positions across various commodities with such organisations as Australian Resources, Newcrest Mining and AngloGold Ashanti and subsequently moved into Principal level recruitment and human resources consulting, where for more than a decade he has professionally represented clients and individuals on all continents with sound expertise in high level domestic and expatriate recruitment.

Rob Smith – Director
After 13 years in the banking and financial sectors, Rob moved into recruitment and human resources with a mining / heavy industry focus, and has spent the past 20 years specialising in both management and consulting capacities. Rob has a strong focus on building and developing relationships to ensure successful outcomes, and possesses a solid track record and reputation for successfully placing professional and technical industry people into contract and permanent assignments throughout Australia and internationally.

Donna Whittaker B.Sc – Administration Manager
Donna has developed a valuable set of skills in a multitude of areas from the various roles she has undertaken within the WA mining industry over the past 15 years.  Her experience has been derived from both site based and corporate roles across various commodities and organisations. Donna specialises in Human Resources, Contract Management, Systems and Procedure Management and General Administration and performs a critical function at Hanrahan Smith.