Geology Graduate Jobs

Geology graduates usually find jobs in one of the following three areas: universities, government departments or private firms doing research for large companies.

Types of graduate jobs/roles

Common graduate roles include:

  • Academic
  • Environmental Geologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Field/Exploration Geologist
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geoscientist
  • Geoscience Technician
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Marine Geologist
  • Mine Site Geologist
  • Researcher

How to find work and apply

Although research undertaken by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists shows that employment prospects for geologists are slowly improving, there are still significant numbers either unemployed or underemployed.

As such, graduates should consider jobs that are related to, but not specific to, geology. The following companies have internships/graduate programs that would be relevant. Closing dates vary, so make sure you check but keep in mind that closing dates for these can be as early as August for a following year start:

The Geoscience Australia Graduate Program, an initiative of the Australian government, is an excellent option for those who hold an Honours degree related to Earth-Science. Applications open in March/April of each year. You can register on their website to receive an alert to make sure you don’t miss the closing date.

Universities also employ graduates to undertake research, so make sure you check out the website of the universities local to where you intend to reside.

Competitiveness

Competition for graduate roles specific to geology will be high and geology graduates should consider related positions.

Location

Almost half the employment opportunities for geologists and geophysicists are in Western Australia. Other notable locations include Queensland and Victoria.

Average graduate salaries

The medium starting salaries for geology graduates is $48k.

 

Find the best Geology Graduate Jobs

The Department of Defence is one of Australia's largest organisations and has a key role as part of the Federal Government. We are seeking graduates from all university disciplines for work across the career spectrum.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,236 + 15.4 % superannuation
Location
Canberra (other locations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle)
Closing
27 March 2017

At ALDI, our people are the key to our success. Our comprehensive 18 month Graduate Program will kick-start your career and fast-track your path to retail leadership. ALDI - Where the CHALLENGE is as big as the REWARD.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$85K -$99K package including superannuation + Car
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017

We are currently looking for someone to join our growing team in an exciting and challenging role

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
40,000 - 50,000
Location
Bondi Junction, Sydney
Closing
31 March 2017

We are currently looking for someone to join our growing team in an exciting and challenging role

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
40,000 - 50,000
Location
Bondi Junction, Sydney.
Closing
31 March 2017

Graduating this year? Already graduated? We want you!!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$57,733
Location
Canberra
Closing
30 April 2017

This role is suited to a new business hunter who is able to instantly build rapport with senior level executives across a wide variety of market sectors.

What you'll do:

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$45000 + super + commission
Location
Sydney CBD

At Criterion Conferences , we do our own independent research to produce quality and relevant conferences and workshops across a variety of industry within Australia.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
55,000++
Location
Sydney CBD

About Allegis Group

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive base salary + uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, CBD & Sydney, Baulkham Hills

Graduate Programmes
As part of Glencore's graduate programme you'll receive further training through our excellent, structured professional development programmes.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Glencore Corporate Offices Australia wide