Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with a focus on mechanised underground and open-pit mining. Our four Australian mines are located in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia, Agnew, Granny Smith, St Ives and Gruyere (a 50/50 joint venture with Gold Road Resources).
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If you’re interested in working at Gold Fields, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when Gold Fields hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.
Gold Fields Australia is part of the global Gold Fields group, a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, Peru, South Africa and West Africa (including the Asanko JV), as well as one project in Chile. Our four Australian mines are Agnew, Granny Smith, St Ives and Gruyere (a 50/50 joint venture with Gold Road Resources), we also have a corporate office in Perth.
Our four Australian mines are located in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia where over 1,500 staff are employed on a residential or fly-in, fly-out basis.
Each year we recruit Graduates and Vacation Students, across our four mine sites and in the corporate office.
We continually look for people who have a high-performance attitude and can grow with us. The newly developed and Regional Graduate Program enables our Graduates to rotate through each of the Gold Fields Australia sites to ensure the broadest exposure possible in their program.
Founded on training in action-oriented learning and grounded, practical advice our program is open to Graduates in the following:
- Engineering: Mining, Geotechnical, Control Systems, Electrical, Metallurgy, Innovation & Renewable Energy
- Science: Geology, Environmental, Survey
- Health: Occupational Health and Safety, Occupational Hygiene
- Technology: Cyber Security, Data Network
- Other: Communications, Human Resources
The Gold Fields Australia Graduate Program offers tailored mentoring, technical development, and role specific training to ensure you succeed. Over your two-year Graduate Program, you will learn from our international team of talented professionals, exchanging knowledge, building skills and gaining experience across our 4 mine sites. All our Graduates commence their Graduate Program as permanent employees of Gold Fields Australia.
With the vast portfolio of underground and open pits across the Gold Fields Australia assets, we can offer you a rich and diverse start to your mining career. You can build highly sought-after skills in one of Australia’s most prosperous gold regions. The working environment is safe, challenging and rewarding giving you the scope to establish & develop your career.
During May, we will be seeking applications from passionate & motivated individuals, keen to commence their career as a Gold Fields Graduate across the following disciplines:
- Cyber Security
- Data Network
- Electrical Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Human Resources
- Occupational Hygiene
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Process Control Engineering
- Innovation & Renewable Energy
Strike career gold, with the Gold Fields Australia 2023 Graduate Program.
Applications close midnight Wednesday 25th May (WST).
Sara Girmay – Graduate Metallurgist
Blake Charlton – Graduate Mechanical Engineer
“Since beginning the graduate program for Gold Fields at the Gruyere Gold Mine, I have been able to take on a variety of rolls in project management, maintenance & reliability and technical design. I have been given the opportunity to manage key projects through the design, budgeting, planning, implementation, and commissioning phases, which has allowed me to gain an extensive amount of experience not often available to graduates. I love the fast paced, supportive, and diverse environment that Gold Fields has to offer.”
Katie Hutchings – Graduate Community Development
“I am enjoying the opportunity to learn and develop in a supportive environment, where I have both autonomy and the support of a wonderful team! I feel lucky to have come into contact with so many great people ready and willing to share their knowledge. Influencing my decision to work at Gold Fields was their strong commitment to Environmental, Social Governance. Now as an employee, it’s exciting to see this commitment in action every day in my role.”
Zheng Yang – Graduate Mining Engineer
“I have not stopped learning since the day I arrived on site. This is from the fantastic team I have had the pleasure of growing with across all departments. It has been a joy learning about the culture of Aussie mining and sharing my own with them. I have made many friends. Agnew mine site has been the best possible place for me to take my first steps into a career with a great company. The facilities, flights, commute, social activities all contribute to one happy Graduate Engineer.”
Omesh Bharatiya - Metallurgist (former Graduate)
“I’m Omesh, a metallurgist at Granny Smith gold mine. I completed my two-year graduate program with Gold Fields Australia at St Ives in December 2020. During the program, I was fortunate enough to spend time and learn the different areas of the processing plant in addition to metallurgical accounting and relevant external training to develop my skills. Further, I gained exposure to mining, environmental and sustainable development departments.
Our Gold Fields Graduates have many perks and benefits:
- Competitive salary packages, including Site Allowance, Quarterly Bonus Scheme and Private Health Insurance Allowance
- Mentoring & Coaching
- Opportunities to connect with the wider Graduate cohort
- Regular connection with our Leaders
- Ongoing training and development
- Reward and Recognition
- Employee Referral Program