Although the mining industry is not what it used to be, there is still a broad range of graduate jobs available for mining, energy, oil and gas graduates in Australia.
Common graduate roles include:
The Mining, energy, oil and gas industry includes big business and as such there are lots of excellent internships/graduate positions to consider. Major companies include:
As closing dates will vary between businesses and from year to year, check early in your final year at university to ensure you know when applications are due.
As many mining-related positions are in Western Australia, it is not surprising that the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum offers a graduate program with a generous starting salary of $68k. Applications close in August each year for a January start.
Depending upon the area of interest graduates should also consider The Geoscience Australia Graduate Program, an initiative of the Australian government. This opportunity is open to those who hold an Honours degree in an Earth-Science related field. Applications open in March/April each year. Make sure you register on their website for an alert to help you meet the closing date.
Competition for graduate roles is medium with most roles in Western Australia.
Western Australia is a popular location for mining, energy, oil and gas graduates. Jobs will exist in other locations as well, usually where mines are located in Queensland and South Australia as well as in the commercial centres of Sydney and Melbourne.
The medium starting salaries for mining energy oil gas graduates is $60k.