South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come.

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

About the Vacation Program

Running over a 12-week period, participants will be given a unique opportunity to learn and excel in their chosen career while being exposed to high-quality operations. Our program runs from the 25th November 2019 to the 14th February 2020.

The Summer Vacation Program will offer you unique opportunities to:

  • Grow personally and professionally in a dynamic, inclusive and supportive culture
  • Gain practical and meaningful experience at our high-quality class operations
  • Undertake a project relevant to your degree that you will own and deliver
  • Extend your professional network with colleagues from across the globe
  • Our Vacation Program acts a pathway to our Graduate Program

About you

We're targeting students in their penultimate year who are studying:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy, Chemical & Process Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geology
  • Surveying
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Computer Science/IT
  • Marketing
  • Communication

You will need to be in your penultimate year, set to graduate by December 2020, of a relevant university degree and have the right to live and work in Australia. You will be willing to complete a medical assessment and be available to commence work for a 12-week period from November 25th 2019.

Why choose us?

We're always looking for our future colleagues, leaders and technical experts.

We attract talented people with exceptional skills who share our values of care, togetherness, trust and excellence and want to make a difference with the work that they do.

If this sounds like you, please apply via our website. We look forward to receiving your application and exploring this opportunity with you very soon. Applications close on the 31st March.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. 
 

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