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Rio Tinto

  • #2 in Mining, energy, oil and gas
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

2020/2021 Vacation Programme

The majority of our roles will be located in Qld and WA, both regionaly and city based placements.
Rio Tinto's Vacation Programme is paid work experience and will run over the summer break of Australian universities 2020/ 2021.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Number of Vacancies

Application dates

Applications Open
29 Jun 2020
Applications Close
2 Aug 2020

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
Earth Sciences
Environmental Science

“Work does not feel like a job at Rio Tinto. It feels like a hobby that I get to enjoy with amazing people.” 

- Rio Tinto Vacation Student, soon to be Graduate.

At Rio Tinto, we produce materials essential to human progress. Aluminium for cars and smartphones. Copper for wind turbines, electric cars and the pipes that bring water to our home. Iron ore to shape our city skylines. Borates that help crops grow, titanium for paint – and diamonds that celebrate the best things in life.

Our Programme

Our Vacation Programme runs from December to February.  It’s a challenging and fast-paced 12 weeks, in which you’ll put theory into practice to deliver results. With guidance and support at every step of the way you’ll complete a number of job-based assignments related to your area of study. Our Vacation Programme opens the opportunity to collaborate with graduates, leaders and technical experts. It’s important to us that by the end of the programme, you’ve a greater technical understanding, confidence and passion to pursue a career in your field of study.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for motivated students who want to learn. Those excited by new environments and ready for the challenge ahead. Rio Tinto ‘s Vacation Programme presents a great opportunity for those who wish to be considered for a future Graduate position, the beginning of a long and rewarding career with Rio Tinto.

We’re seeking university students studying in the following fields:

  • Chemical / Process Engineering
  • Civil / Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science / Software Engineering
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Data Analytics / Data Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geology / Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Health / Safety / Environment
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrology
  • Industrial Automation / Robotics Engineering
  • Information Systems & Technology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics / Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Mining Engineering
  • Survey

Our roles are based in QLD and WA, either regional or city-based. We offer fly-in-fly-out rosters and residential placements depending on the site/location.

Applications close Sunday 2 August 2020, but get in quick and apply today!