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2021/2022 Vacation Program - (Technical Stream) Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide

Who We Are

A proudly Australian company, Santos is a leading supplier of natural gas, a fuel for the future providing cleaner energy to improve the lives of people in Australia and Asia.

Santos is already Australia’s biggest domestic gas supplier, a leading Asia-Pacific LNG supplier and aims to be a world-leading clean fuels company, achieving net-zero emissions by 2040.

Santos will grow its clean fuels capability as customer demand evolves for zero-emissions LNG, hydrogen and other products through carbon capture and storage, nature-based offsets, energy efficiency and use of renewables in its operations. Underpinned by a diverse portfolio of high-quality natural gas, oil and strategic infrastructure assets in the Cooper Basin, Western Australia, northern Australia and Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Queensland and New South Wales, Santos seeks to deliver long-term value to shareholders.

Recognised for its disciplined, low-cost operating model, Santos is resilient throughout the commodity price cycle. For more than 65 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing Australian jobs and business opportunities, safely and sustainably developing Australia’s natural gas resources, and powering Australian industries and households.

The Vacation Program

Santos offers 12 weeks’ vacation employment to engineering and geoscience students who are currently in their penultimate year of undergraduate study.

Offered November through February each year, the program provides students with hands on experience through challenging project work. It gives students the chance to determine their interest in the industry, and Santos an opportunity to assess student potential for the following year’s graduate positions.

As a Vacation Student, we give you the opportunity to improve your technical skills and enhance your personal development through hands-on experience and defined and challenging project work. At the conclusion of the program, you will deliver a presentation on your project to various stakeholders within the business and receive structured performance feedback from your Project Leader.

Projects are based in our Adelaide, Brisbane, and Perth locations, some projects require students to visit our site locations during placement. In most cases, students are generally employed into projects in their home locations. In the instance that projects are allocated in an alternate location to the applicant’s home location, (often in the Geoscience discipline in particular), Santos will provide appropriate support to those students for the duration of the program in the project location.

What are we looking for?

We are eager to hear from applicants who are willing to strive for high quality results working in a dynamic and challenging environment and be flexible in their work location.

Those applicants will be in their penultimate year of one of the following disciplines:


  • Petroleum
  • Chemical
  • Mechanical/Mechatronic
  • Electrical
  • Subsea
  • Civil


  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Geophysics
  • Geology

The Recruitment Process

We require applicants to be registered online using the link below. Applications will then be reviewed and shortlisted. Our interviews are structured and consistent allowing all candidates the same opportunity to demonstrate the required attributes.

For more information on our vacation and graduate programs visit our website

Applications for the 2021/22 Vacation Program will close on 4th June 2021

Closing in 19 days
Closing in 19 days
  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Engineering, Mining Oil and Gas, Science

  • Work rights:

    Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident,

  • Locations:

    Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth



  • Position start date


  • Closing Date:4th Jun 2021, 7:00 am


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