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We’re always searching for enthusiastic, creative and talented graduates to help us make a difference. With a focus on your development and continuous learning, we will give you opportunities to progress your career and become our future colleagues, leaders, and technical experts.

Our Graduate Program runs for 2 to 3 years depending on the discipline and is available in Australia, Singapore, South Africa and Mozambique. Explore the options available to you, embrace opportunities and own your career journey. We'll support you every step of the way.

Choose your path

Choose your path

Our Graduate Program is tailored to provide you with a unique learning pathway that will help you develop foundational skills to set you up for your future career with South32.

When you join the South32 Graduate Program you will:

  • Take a personalised pathway with rotations to build your technical and professional skills.
  • Lead an improvement initiative which has genuine business impact.
  • Participate in a 3-day residential experience with graduates from across our global operations.
  • Grow personally and professionally in a dynamic, inclusive and supportive culture.
  • Receive dedicated support from graduate buddies and senior leaders.


Benefits of our graduate program

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Global company

Be a part of a global business with operations in Australia, Southern Africa and the Americas..

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Annual residential program

Participate in South32's Annual Graduate Residential, a three-day event that provides graduates the opportunity to network with other graduates, meet key senior leaders and continue building practical skills.

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Annual short-term incentive

Paid in addition to your base salary reflecting our company's performance and each employee's contribution.

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Aiming to support employees in balancing home and work responsibilities.

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Find current opportunities

Applications for the 2025 Australian Graduate Program are now closed. Stay tuned for more information on future programs. Click the link below to see any currently available opportunities for graduates and students across South32.

Find opportunities and apply now

Application periods and program details for our Graduate Programs vary between locations, and applications are open at different times during the year, check back regularly and follow us on Linkedin to see when applications are open in your location.

Our graduates in action

Our graduates have rewarding roles. We help hone their skills and talents to become our future leaders and technical experts.

  • Jessica Boediman

    Graduate Data Science

    “The coolest thing about my job is being able to identify the likelihood of future outcomes based on historical data using data, statistical algorithms and machine learning techniques.”

  • Iain Riek

    Graduate Engineer Mechanical / Mining

    “There is always a new challenge, whether technical, practical or operational. I most enjoy the problem solving aspects of my job. At GEMCO, our location makes it a challenge just to get it to site!”

  • Oli Baddeley

    Graduate Environment

    “With the support of Cannington’s senior environmental experts, I have gained experience in everything from monthly and annual reporting, analysing and monitoring data, conducting sampling and flora and fauna management. ”

Clarence Goh

Hear from Clarence Goh, Graduate Engineer and follow along with his experience in South32's graduate program at Worsley Alumina.