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Type of Organisation

Mining Company

Employer Profile

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 a 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


to come.


We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

What we do

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


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.

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


Australian 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 a pathway to our Graduate Program


Locations where there are vacancies for graduates 

We have gradaute and vacationer vacancies across all of our Australian Operations including Cannington in QLD,

Illawarra Coal in NSW, TEMCO in Bell Bay TAS, Worsley near Collie in WA, GEMCO in the NT and our head office

in Perth, WA.


Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

All Candidates Considered including International Students


Roles available for Graduates 

Engineering, Mining, Processing, Production, Technology, Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety.

Degree subjects required for Graduates wishing to apply

Engineering, Science, IT, Health & Safety and Law.

Employer Website

What do recent graduates say are the best things about working with us?

"The company is extremely supportive of the go-getter mindset. With enough perseverance, anything can be achieved by a graduate."



© ​The Australian Association of Graduate Employers Ltd 2019