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2021 Automation & Robotics Vacation Program

  • Join Australia’s largest gold miner and gain hands-on experience through our 12-week program.
  • Unique opportunity to gain incredible experience working alongside our Automation and Robotics teams on a Mine Site.
  • Develop a multi-faceted skillset and advance your knowledge and capability.

An exciting career awaits with our 2021 Automation & Robotics Vacation Program, with an opportunity to gain valuable industry experience living the mining life.

Our commitment to you

Our People are at the heart of everything that we do. We’re committed to creating inclusive workplaces that nurture diversity and support our people to thrive. Keeping our people safe and healthy is core to who we are and our commitment to safety, health and wellbeing has no compromise, supported by systems and standards that embed our safety culture.

Supporting you along your Vacation Program, underpinned by a competitive daily rate and relocation offering, will be a community of like-minded leaders who value early career development and provide personal and professional support across your journey. With exposure to leadership teams and commercial experts, you will uncover a wealth of knowledge and life skills.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest.


At Newcrest, it's our vision to be the Miner of Choice.

Our 12-week Australian vacation program offers a diverse and unique learning journey, with the ability to further enhance your passion for commercial functions across our Australian operations in Cadia (New South Wales) or and Telfer (Western Australia). A career in the resources industry offers a commitment to sustainable work practices, and the chance work with diverse group of amazing professionals.

As a vacation student, you will commence the program in December 2021 until February 2022 and gain experience at one of our Australian operations, with full relocation support to the either of the following sites :

  • Cadia Mine (Residential Monday to Friday role) – Temporarily relocate to Orange (or up to an hour drive nearby) with the option to reside with other vacation students. Located three hours’ drive from Sydney, NSW, our Cadia operations are a short 25-minute drive outside of the regional centre of Orange. Offering a unique residential mining lifestyle, Cadia is exposed to first class mining techniques and methods including the development of Australia’s largest block cave and the undercutless mining technique.
  • Melbourne Headquarters (Residential Monday to Friday role) – Located on St Kilda Road in the heart of Melbourne. Our Global Headquarters provides the opportunity to work with both corporate and site colleagues offering a unique insight into the mining industry.

Note: Subject to government and border restrictions, due to COVID-19, some individuals may be required to work from alternative locations across our Australian operations.  

Who we are looking for?

Newcrest vacation students are resourceful, resilient, flexible and share our values and commitment to safety.

We are seeking applications from penultimate students (degree completion in either 2022 or 2023) with a tertiary qualification that enables them to work as part of our Automation and Robotics Function. Specifically, we’re keen to hear from candidates with degrees in;

  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Robotics Automation and Control Systems
  • Aerospace
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Systems Mechatronics

To learn more, follow #newcrestcareers on our LinkedIn and Twitter, or visit our FAQ information at

Next Steps

If you are interested, please click apply to attach you resume with the application form. Applications close on 1st August 2021 @ 11:55pm

We will respond to your application/s following that date and if you are successful;

  • Applicants will receive an invitation to complete a short video interview
  • Following the video interview, all successful applicants will be invited to participate in a phone interview
  • This will be followed by a formal employment offer for the 12-week program (subject to pre-employment checks).

Please note we can only consider applicants who have unrestricted working rights in Australia.

For any queries regarding our 2021 Australian Vacation Program, please contact us on [email protected] (Please note, no applications will be accepted through this email).

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  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Computer Science, Cyber Security, Data Science

  • Work rights:

    Australian Working Visa, Australian Skilled

  • Locations:

    Regional New South

  • Program Duration

    12 Weeks






    Dec 2021 (approx)

  • Closing Date:1st Aug 2021, 1:55 pm


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