Pilbara Minerals Graduate Programs & Internships

Pilbara Minerals is a leading ASX-listed lithium mining company, owning 100% of one of the world’s largest, independent hard-rock lithium operation. Located in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, our Pilgangoora Project produces a spodumene and tantalite concentrate. It’s an exciting time to be part of the lithium industry. With global demand for lithium-ion batteries expected to undergo unprecedented growth over the coming decades, we are part of the global energy transform…

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Application Process

What to expect in the recruitment process:

  1. Online Application form

    – information about you, your skills and experiences

  2. Psychometric Testing

    – a brief online, timed cognitive abilities assessment (12 minutes)

  3. Video Interview

    – an online recorded video interview to understand more about your motivations and passions

  4. Engagement Centre

    – some interactive activities and a chance to meet some of the key Pilbar…

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Application Process

What to expect in the recruitment process:

  1. Online Application form

    – information about you, your skills and experiences

  2. Psychometric Testing

    – a brief online, timed cognitive abilities assessment (12 minutes)

  3. Video Interview

    – an online recorded video interview to understand more about your motivations and passions

  4. Engagement Centre

    – some interactive activities and a chance to meet some of the key Pilbara Minerals team

  5. Interview

    – a brief 1 on 1 interview with a senior leader


Our main objective is to make you feel comfortable and engaged, making the process as lean and enjoyable as possible.

Graduate Program

We are more than excited to launch our first ever graduate program for 2023!

We employ great people who embrace change, love a challenge and think innovatively. They make their job their own and are part of the global energy transformation.

We offer a two year graduate program with permanent, full time roles including both technical and professional development. The program consists of 4 x 6 month rotations throughout various areas of our operations. Each rotation, you will be part of a professional development day in Perth head office (every 6 months) which includes a chance to connect and socialise with your fellow graduate cohort.

We are looking for enthusiastic and curious graduates for our 2023 intake in the following areas:

  • Metallurgy
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering

We are helping to drive the global energy transformation. We’re a progressive lithium mining company in a fastgrowing sector. We understand the importance of valuing our people. That’s why we offer a range of benefits to our employees, including a Lithium Bonus, Qantas Frequent Flyer points and an 8:6 day roster, to keep our employees engaged, happy and rewarded for what they do.

Why wouldn’t you want to be part of that.

Applications open now.

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Diversity and Inclusion

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Pilbara Minerals is committed to fostering a workplace culture that embraces diversity and inclusion, has fair employment conditions and practices, actively engages employees in business decisions, encourages the continual improvement of our people through development opportunities and a positive work life balance. 

Our supportive approach allows us to attract, retain, develop and engage talented people from a range of backgrounds. We understand a diverse workforce is critical to improved business performance and we strive to make continual progress in this area.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

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We are committed to working with Traditional Owners to ensure, where possible, they are meaningfully engaged through employment and enterprise development opportunities arising from the Pilgangoora Project.

We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal peoples, their culture, language, traditions and connection to country, and actively work to create mutual understanding and strengthen engagement across all our operations.

During the development and now operation of the Pilgangoora Project we engage extensively with the Traditional Owners of the area encompassing the Pilgangoora Project the Nyamal People, and the Kariyarra People who are the Traditional Owners of the surrounding area where regional exploration is undertaken and supporting project infrastructure is located.

To support these relationships separate agreements are in place with both groups. A Native Title Agreement and a Heritage Protection Agreement is in place with the Nyamal People and an Infrastructure Agreement (utilities and access roads) and Heritage Protection Agreement with the Kariyarra People. 

Out of respect and recognising the Nyamal People’s connection to country (which the Pilgangoora Project is located on) we asked Nyamal to name each of our processing plants and our accommodation blocks. 

As a result, Plant One (our original Pilgangoora plant) is now known as Pilgan and Plant Two (previously Altura plant) as Ngungaju (pronounced – Nuh-ga-ju).

Ngungaju means ‘place of water’ – as the area is highly prospective for water with the landscape containing many creeks and spring beds.

Pilgan pays homage to our original Pilgangoora Plant, with ‘Pilgangoora’ being the Nyamal name for the entire area. 

Our four accommodation blocks were given Nyamal animal names, Joodu (Snake), Marloo (Kangaroo), Warringpirna (Wedgetail Eagle) and Nyamela (Pink Witchetty Grub).

To cultivate positive engagement and create greater understanding across our workforce, regular Cultural Awareness Training is delivered to employees and partners. We also celebrate Aboriginal culture and people by marking key events such as NAIDOC week and Reconciliation Day.

Life & Culture

A place where people can be innovative, value diversity and achieve success. We want people who want to be part of something bigger and in an industry that has a future, opportunity and ambition.

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Perks & Benefits

A unique career opportunity in a new, exciting sector of the Resources Industry

A great salary package with an incentive program

A Lithium Bonus scheme connected to the price of spodumene

Paid Parental & Community Leave

Commitment to ongoing development

Working from Home Arrangements

Two great villages with onsite recreational facilities situated close to site: Wi-Fi, TV, wet & dry mess, gym, golf, tennis, games/media room – the list goes on – however most importantly we have really good food

A brand new, purpose built office, located in a central West Perth location for Perth employees. Easy access to paid parking options or an easy walk to public transport facilities

A team of trained Mental Health First Aiders on site and in Perth who can be accessed by employees at any time

Dedicated health and wellbeing officer onsite providing a range of programs and events

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