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Rio Tinto

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

Rio Tinto 2018/2019 Australia Vacation Programme


Did you know late last year we piloted the world’s first autonomous heavy-haul train to safely drive a 100-kilometre distance?

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type

Application dates

Applications Open
24 Jul 2018
Applications Close
12 Aug 2018

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Materials Engineering
Computer Graphics & Animation
Data Science
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
Property & Built Environment
Earth Sciences
Exercise & Sports Science

At Rio Tinto as pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress. 

We’ve been in business for more than 140 years and produce a diverse suite of minerals and metals that enable the world to grow and develop.

While you’re still working hard to get your degree; get your career on track. Our Rio Tinto summer vacation programme is a 12-week programme which will provide you with 'real' work experience on your summer break. 

Over the course of the programme, you'll gain great understanding of the work we do, our commitment to safety and the options we offer across our large-scale operations. You'll build relationships with the Rio Tinto team and community; gather valuable real world experience – while getting paid to do it!

Our 2018/2019 vacation programme is now open for those seeking a challenging, exciting and rewarding experience. 

We have programmes available in the following disciplines:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Control Engineering
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Chemical / Process Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Geosciences / Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering 
  • Hydrogeology 
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Mechatronics / Automation
  • Data Scientists
  • Track Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Procurement
  • Finance / Business / Accounting
  • Information Technology 
  • Health, Safety, Environment and Community

Our roles are spread across a number of locations including our head offices in both Perth and Brisbane and in regional locations throughout Western Australia, Queensland, and the Northern Territory. Our regional operations’ roles will be residential and relocation may be required for the duration.   

To be considered, please ensure you complete all pre-screening questions and select the relevant discipline you would like to be considered for. Your preference will be taken into consideration, but please be mindful a large number of vacation placements will be based in remote locations. 

If you’re interested in launching your career with us, apply today for an exciting tomorrow.