Mining, Energy, Oil & Gas Graduate Jobs

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Mining, Energy, Oil & Gas Graduate Jobs overview

Although the mining industry is not what it used to be, there are still a broad range of graduate jobs available for mining, energy, oil and gas graduates in Australia.

Types of graduate jobs/roles

Common graduate roles include:

  • Geologist
  • Miner
  • Mining Engineer
  • Gas Plant Operator
  • Laboratory Technician

How to find work and apply

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.

Average graduate salaries

The medium starting salaries for mining energy oil gas graduates is $60k.


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Narishka studied Chemical Engineering & Extractive Metallurgy at Curtin University & WASM
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I have been working at the Olympic Dam mine for the past year and I have to say, it has been an amazing experience so far! Olympic Dam is located in South Australia and I live in a town about 20km away from the site. Our site is quite unique because we go through the entire process from mining the ore to selling the final products all at the same site – how cool is that!? We produce copper, uranium and even silver and gold! 

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