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South32 Graduate Programs & Internships

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. We are also the owner of a high grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

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Past South32 Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at South32, 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 South32 hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


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Aug 20Sep 20Oct 20Nov 20Dec 20Jan 21Feb 21Mar 21Apr 21May 21Jun 21Jul 2100.511.520 job0 job0 job0 job0 job0 job0 job0 job0 job2 jobs0 job0 job
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Job types

  • Graduate Jobs (50%),

  • Internships (50%),

Disciplines

  • Engineering Mechanical (100%),

  • Planning and Surveying (100%),

Locations

  • Regional New South Wales (100%),

Work rights

  • Australian Citizen (100%),

Past South32 Graduate Programs & Internships

Check out some of South32's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


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Closed 2 months ago

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal is a long term and leading coking coal supplier which operates two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Regional New South Wales

South32

Closed 3 months ago

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal is a long term and leading coking coal supplier which operates two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Regional New South Wales

About Us

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South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. We are also the owner of a high grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come, and to be trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

Each year we look for enthusiastic and creative graduates and vacationers to join our team. At South32, we like to think we do things differently so, if you join our programs, you will be one of a small cohort with a bespoke program designed specifically for you. You will be matched with a member of our leadership team who will work with you to create opportunities that are aligned to your interests and strengths, providing you with the sound technical and professional development to kick-start your career.

Our reason for doing this is simple: we are looking for our future managers and technical leaders. We will provide you the opportunity to demonstrate your capability and potential at the start of your career and prepare you to be a high performer that will help our business succeed now and into the future.

All of our operations across Australia are looking for graduates and students each year.  Our operations are based at the following locations:

  • Cannington Mine, North West QLD
  • GEMCO on Groote Eylandt, NT
  • Illawarra Metallurgical Coal, Wollongong NSW
  • TEMCO – Bell Bay, Tasmania
  • Worsley Alumina – Boddington and Collie in south west WA

Visit our website to find out more – www.south32.net

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Graduate Program

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At South32 you can expect to be challenged.  You will be offered unique opportunities to learn and excel in your career while being exposed to world-class operations.  Depending on your stream you will participate in a two or three year tailored development program that includes an improvement project with genuine business impacts.

You will be allocated a recent graduate as a buddy, as well as a senior leader buddy, to support you and to help you build your internal networks.

At South32 you will benefit from a rewarding career in a company that embraces diversity, innovation and collaboration.

It’s time to begin your future.

Applications for our graduate program open in March each year.

Visit our Careers page to apply or find out more.

Contact us:

Website:www.south32.net
LinkedIn:linkedin.com/company/south32
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Meet Our Graduates

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Meet Brigid – Mechanical Engineer 

Meet John – Electrical Engineer

Vacation Program

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Our vacation program takes place in November/December to February each year for a 12 -week period.  All our operations in Australia usually participate with opportunities in many different streams for students in their penultimate year.

Vacationers will participate in a project that is based on a business need.  The project will have real life impacts on the work we do here at South32.

Students who perform well on the vacation program are generally offered a position on our graduate program for the following year.  It is a great opportunity to get some hands-on experience as well as well as set you up for a long-term career with South32.

Applications open in March each year for these opportunities.

We accept applications from International Students if you have a visa that allows you to work in Australia.

Visit our Careers page to apply or find out more

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What do we look for in a Graduate/Vacationer?

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We look for intelligent and innovative students who are enthusiastic, collaborative and inclusive.  

Our opportunities are targeted at students who are studying the following:

  • Engineering
    • Mining
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Geotechnical
    • Process
    • Process Control
    • Civil
    • Mechatronic
    • Chemical
  • Geology or Earth Sciences
  • Surveying
  • Chemistry 
  • Metallurgy
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Safety Improvement and Environment

As well as our values, we recruit to a range of competencies that we believe will give you the best start in your career.

Sustainability

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We create value through our environmental and social leadership.

Our Sustainability Policy affirms our commitment to sustainable development, defined as supporting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

As a member of the International Council on Mining and Metals we have committed to improving social, economic and environmental conditions for the world we live in and contribute to specific targets of the United Nations Sustainability Development Goal. Our sustainability information is reported in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards 'Core'.

We continue to work in collaboration with our host communities to deliver enduring environmental, social and economic benefit.

Our focus:

We engage with a wide range of stakeholders before setting our strategic focus and our work aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

We're committed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, defined by 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our sustainability approach and actions are making a positive change in the following SDGs:

  • Good health and well-being
  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Sustainable cities and committees
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate action
  • Life below water
  • Life on land

Visit our website to find out more about our approach to Sustainability - https://www.south32.net/sustainability

Why Choose Us?

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We’re always looking for our future colleagues, leaders and technical experts.

We attract talented people with exceptional skills who share our values of care, togetherness, trust and excellence and want to make a difference with the work that they do.

We’re a young thinking company that can give you the start you’re looking for. We value difference, and openly listen to each other and those outside our company, knowing that together we are better.

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