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Rio Tinto

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

2022 Graduate Program & 2021 Vacation Student Program

Brisbane, QLD
What if from day one you didn't just watch things happen, you made things happen? What if you didn't just make an impression, you created a legacy? What if you didn't just start a job, you transformed an industry?

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies

Application dates

Applications Open
24 Feb 2021
Applications Close
28 Mar 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration
Event Management
International Business
Office Studies
Project Management
Human Resources
Hospitality Management
Retail & Merchandising
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
Humanities (all other)
International Studies
Modern Languages
Translating & Interpreting
Liberal Arts
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Science (all other)
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Design & User Experience
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Studies
Forestry Studies
Parks & Wildlife Management
Food Science
Forensic Science
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
Veterinary Science

From day one, our graduates help us transform the way we do things, making a better tomorrow for all of us. We love fresh ideas and new thinking and our grad program give you the tools to innovate and invent -- to pioneer progress for you and us.

We're looking for graduates and students from a range of degrees for different areas across our business including

  • Engineering – All degrees
  • Sciences – Geoscience, Environmental
  • Technology – Data Science, Software, Computing, Robotics
  • Humanities – Arts, Law, Health & Safety, Archaeology
  • Business – All degrees

We're also looking for continuing uni students to join our 2021 Vacation Program and experience day-to-day-life at Rio Tinto. The best part, it gives you the opportunity to secure a grad position at the end of the program.

About Us

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers –generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress. Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium –the world's first to be certified "responsible" –helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Including you

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome –they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.


  • Graduate Program – the final year of study/have recently graduated
  • Vacation Student Program – penultimate year or students in 2nd or 3rd year

Next steps…

Join us and pioneer a career that will not only build your future but drive progress for us all, apply today [link] #itbeginswithyou

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Ducere Global Business School and Torrens University Australia, two world class organisations have forged a ground-breaking collaboration to transform your career with Australia’s most innovative online MBA.
Entry Requirements
  • Option A: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3+ years of professional experience

  • Option B: Year 12 (or equivalent) and 7+ years of professional experience

You need to illustrate eligibility for the course by providing supporting documentation for one of the above options

Intake Months
Feb, Jul, Sep
15 months full-time, 3 years part-time
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