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Alcoa Australia

4.5
  • #7 in Mining, energy, oil and gas
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2021/2022 Alcoa Health & Safety Vacation Student

Portland, Victoria
Are you an OHS university student keen to get a head start to your career? Consider Alcoa's summer 12-week paid placement & gain practical exposure!

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship
Number of Vacancies
1
Start Date
29 Nov 2021

Application dates

Applications Open
18 Jun 2021
Applications Close
27 Jun 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
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Our flagship product aluminium, one of the world's most versatile metals is strong, durable and a 100% recyclable; it drives our people, supports our communities, and fulfills our purpose.

At Alcoa, we're always innovating to find new ways to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive world - from protecting our environment, to creating a safer workplace, making our equipment more reliable, to improving our processes and embracing technology wherever we can.

We support our people and empower them to bring their ideas to life as together, we make change happen.

Our Vacation Student program provides university students with the opportunity to explore their degree within our industry and gain exposure to a future career at Alcoa. During your summer 12-week paid placement, you will grow professionally, expand technically, and become part of our community where you will be inspired and challenged daily.

Throughout the program, you will be paired with a senior specialist that will provide you with the hands-on training, mentoring, and coaching to support you in becoming a creative problem solver, helping you towards completing the meaningful projects that you'll be assigned. The best part is that you'll get to experience working in an on-site environment at our Portland Smelter in Victoria and contribute to future OHS initiatives!

As part of this Vacation Student placement you may have the opportunity to:

  • Take part in continuous improvement activities related to onsite safety management systems.
  • Work in a team setting to identify and analyse gaps for improvement opportunities and assist in the development of procedures.
  • Be exposed to various on-site processes including working in confined spaces, incident investigations and safety contact systems.

About you

We are interested in hearing from curious university students who are:

  • Currently completing their tertiary degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene or related discipline with a minimum of 12 months into their studies. Students in their penultimate year will be highly regarded.
  • Self-motivated and passionate for their chosen discipline, eager to learn and expand their knowledge.
  • Capable of working independently with the ability to communicate and engage with multiple stakeholders to obtain a project outcome.
  • Strong team players with effective time management, organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Available to commence end of November 2021 for a full-time 12-week period.

Applications close Sunday 27 June 2021

Additional information

To apply, please click on the 'Apply' link and submit your application by attaching your latest resume, cover letter and academic transcript. It is essential that all three documents accompany your application to be considered.

Students are required to travel to and from site each working day and will be based at Alcoa's Portland Smelter located in Victoria.

You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.

To find out more about working for Alcoa of Australia, please visit our website.

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My job is satisfying because I have accountability for each step, and I am learning the whole process rather than handling just a part of it.

Alexandra Hall

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My job is satisfying because I have accountability for each step, and I am learning the whole process rather than handling just a part of it.

Alexandra Hall

  • Graduate stories
Understand there are hundreds of ways to reach your end goal – so don’t be disheartened if you face a roadblock along the way. Keep researching and keep soldiering on as this hard work and determination will definitely be realised.

John Wu

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Understand there are hundreds of ways to reach your end goal – so don’t be disheartened if you face a roadblock along the way. Keep researching and keep soldiering on as this hard work and determination will definitely be realised.

John Wu


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