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South32 2020 - Graduate Program - Illawarra NSW

We are South32, a global mining company, and we are looking for students to join our 2020 Graduate Program.

    Opportunity details

    Opportunity Types
    Graduate Job
    $AU 85,000 - $AU 89,999
    Start Date
    1 Feb 2020

    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

    We are South32, a global mining company, and we are looking for students to join our 2020 Graduate Program.

    We are South32. We are making a difference with the work we do. Join us to begin your future.

    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 Graduate Program

    As one of Australia's top graduate employers, we offer bespoke programs designed specifically for you. Participants will be matched with a member of our team who will work with you to create goals 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

    About you

    We're targeting students in their final year who are studying:

    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Survey

    You will need to be in your final year, set to graduate by December 2019, of a relevant university degree and have the right to live and work in Australia.

    You will be willing to complete a medical assessment and be available to commence work in February 2020.

    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.