2023 Vacation Program - Business

Our Vacation positions allow you to shape Rio Tinto from the inside and drive change. We want you to be part of our team to help take us forward by solving the emerging challenges of today. We’re looking for students from a range of degrees for different areas across our business, including: 

  • Engineering – All degrees 
  • Sciences – Geoscience, Environmental 
  • Technology – Data Science, Software, Computing, Robotics 
  • Humanities – Arts, Law, Health & Safety, Archaeology 
  • Business – All degrees 

Our 2023 Vacation Program allows current students to experience day-to-day life at Rio Tinto. The best part, it gives you an opportunity to secure a grad position at the end of the program.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.

We have been mining for almost 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.


Vacation Student Program – penultimate year or students in 2nd or 3rd year.  

Join our information sessions to hear more

Rio Tinto will conduct Virtual Information Sessions, providing prospective Graduates and Vacation Students with information about working at Rio Tinto and our Graduate and Vacation programs.

Event Details are listed below. To attend, you must register. Please click the links below: 

Information Session 1:

Tuesday, March 14 (9 am – 930 am AWST)  
Register Here

Information Session 2:

Friday, March 28 (9 am – 930 am AWST)  
Register Here

Next steps 

There’s no better time to lead this change than the leaders of the future and that starts with a vacation role at Rio Tinto. Apply today.

Please note, to be considered for this role, you must complete all pre-screening questions.  

Applications close 31 March 2023

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  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:
    Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business and
  • Work rights:
    Australian Student Visa, Australian Bridging
  • Citizenships:
  • Locations:
    New Zealand (New
  • Closing Date:30th Mar 2023, 10:38 pm


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