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South32 2019/20 - Summer Vacation Program - Illawarra, NSW

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
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Geomatic Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    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.


    Our Illawarra Metallurgical Coal operations are in the Illawarra and Wollondilly regions of the southern coalfields of New South Wales, about 75 kilometres south of Sydney. Our underground mines at Appin and Dendrobium produce high-quality metallurgical coal used for steelmaking. As a by-product, we also supply small amounts of coal for energy.

    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 in Wollongong, NSW who are studying:

    • Mining Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Geotechnical 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.

    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.