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South32 2019/20 Summer Vacation Program - GEMCO, NT

We are South32. We are making a difference with the work we do. Join us to begin your future with 12 weeks of paid vacation work.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
$AU 65,000 - $AU 69,999
Start Date
25 Nov 2019

Application dates

Applications Open
23 Jul 2019
Applications Close
18 Aug 2019

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Accepting International Applications
Degrees Accepted
Mining Engineering

We are South32. We are making a difference with the work we do. Join us to begin your future with 12 weeks of paid vacation work.

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We are also the owner of high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come.
We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.


Few other mines have a location quite like our Northern Territory manganese mine, on the island of Groote Eylandt, next to the pristine waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia's north.

GEMCO is an open-cut mining operation, producing high-grade manganese ore that is shipped to our Tasmanian manganese alloy plant and around the world. It is currently the largest and lowest-cost manganese ore producer in the world.

About the Summer Vacation Program

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.

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 high-quality class operations
  • Undertake a project relevant to your degree that you will own and deliver
  • Extend your professional network with colleagues from across the globe
  • Our Vacation Program acts as a pathway to our Graduate Program

Our program runs from the 25th November 2019 to the 14th February 2020.

About you

We're targeting penultimate year students for roles based at our GEMCO mine on Groote Eylandt, NT who are studying:

  • Mining Engineering

You will need to be in your penultimate year of a relevant university course and have the right to live and work in Australia. You will be willing to complete a medical assessment and available to commence work for a 12 week period from the 25th November 2019.

You should be able to work on a Fly-In/Fly-Out basis from Cairns or Darwin.

Why choose us?

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.

If this sounds like you, please apply via our website. We look forward to receiving your application and exploring this opportunity with you very soon. Applications close on the 18th of August.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.