Who We Are

Santos is an Australian energy pioneer. We have safely and sustainably discovered, developed and delivered natural gas to the people of Australia and Asia for more than 60 years.

With origins in the Cooper Basin, Santos has one of the largest exploration and production acreages in Australia and extensive infrastructure. Our strategy is centred on a portfolio of long-life natural gas and LNG assets. These assets support our aim to be a leading Australian domestic gas supplier and a major LNG exporter supplying clean energy to Asia. We are now proudly and biggest domestic gas producer in Western Australia, and are continuing to strengthen our offshore operations and enhance opportunities across Western and Northern Australia portfolios.

The Vacation Program

Santos recognises the strategic value in recruiting new talent at student and graduate level and provides excellent opportunities for growth and development through our programs.

The Santos Vacation Program is a 12-week structured program that runs from November – February in our Adelaide, Brisbane, and Perth locations. In most cases, students are generally employed into projects in their home locations. In the instance that projects are allocated in an alternate location to the applicant's home location, (often in the Geoscience discipline in particular), Santos will provide appropriate support to those students for the duration of the program in the project location.

Dates for the 2019/20 Vacation Program will run from 25 November – 21 February.

As a Vacation Student, we give you the opportunity to improve your technical skills and enhance your personal development through hands-on experience and defined and challenging project work. At the conclusion of the program, you will deliver a presentation on your project to various stakeholders within the business, and also receive structured performance feedback from your Project Leader.

Our Vacation Students

We are eager to hear from applicants who are willing to strive for high quality results working in a dynamic and challenging environment and be flexible in their work location. Those applicants will be in one of the following disciplines:


  • Petroleum
  • Chemical
  • Mechanical/Mechatronic
  • Electrical


  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Geophysics
  • Geology

We are looking for high-quality candidates who exemplify our company values and are committed to achieving commercial outcomes through technical excellence. Applicants will need to demonstrate effective communication skills and strong problem solving, analytical, time management and organisational abilities.

The Recruitment Process

We require applicants to register online via the link provided below. Applications are then reviewed and shortlisted. Our interviews are structured and consistent allowing all candidates the same opportunity to demonstrate the required attributes.

For more information on our vacation and graduate programs, click on the links to take you to our website or contact graduate.recruitment@santos.com

Applications for the 2019/20 Vacation Program will be open from 29 April – 31 July 2019.