Every year we search for enthusiastic and creative graduates and students to join our team.

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Our reason is simple – we’re always looking for our future colleagues, leaders and technical experts.

We attract talented people with exceptional skills who share our values of care, togetherness, trust and excellence and want to make a difference with the work that they do.

With operations located across Australia, our popular Graduate and Summer Vacation Programs will provide you unique opportunities to help you learn and build new skills.

By enabling you to gain some valuable, hands-on experience across a range of disciplines, our development opportunities will also ensure you achieve the technical, professional and personal experience required to further your career and reach your full potential.

Our people are crucial to our success and we’re committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace with people who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.

Opportunities exist for students and graduates of Engineering, Geology or Earth Sciences, Surveying, Chemistry, Metallurgy, Information Technology and Environmental Science.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia.

Our Australian Graduate Program

As one of Australia’s top graduate employers, our Graduate Program ensures that you will have the right skills and development opportunities to enable you to succeed.

With bespoke programs designed specifically for you, participants will be matched with a member of our team who will work with you to create opportunities that are aligned to your interests and strengths to help you kick-start your future career.

Throughout the program, you will be challenged and offered unique opportunities to:

  • Learn and excel in your day to day work supported by comprehensive frameworks
  • Gain exposure to high-quality operations based on your unique career pathway
  • Lead an improvement initiative with genuine business impacts
  • Develop technically in a bespoke two to three-year program
  • Grow personally and professionally in a dynamic, inclusive and supportive culture
  • Receive dedicated support from graduate buddies and senior leaders
  • Participate in an environment which embraces innovation and collaboration
  • Receive, competitive salaries, education and career development.

Our Graduate Program is a two-year program (three-year program for Mining Engineers) and is open to final year students.

Our Australian 2022/2023 Summer Vacation Program

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Running over a 12-week period, participants will be given a unique opportunity to learn and excel in their chosen career while being exposed to high-quality operations.

Our Vacation Program acts as a pathway to the 2024 Graduate Program.

This year’s program will run from November 2022, until February 2023.

The Summer Vacation Program will offer you unique
opportunities to:

  • Grow personally and professionally in a dynamic, inclusive and supportive culture
  • Gain practical and meaningful experience at our Australian operations
  • Undertake a project relevant to your degree that you will own and deliver
  • Extend your professional network with colleagues from across the globe.

The Summer Vacation Program 2022/23 is open to students in Australia who are in their penultimate year of studying. For further information and other opportunities with South32 please visit our Careers Page.

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