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South32 2021 Vacation Program - Illawarra Metallurgical Coal - NSW

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminum, 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. 

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realize the potential of their resources.

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. 


The positions will be based at our Appin or Dendrobium operations which are in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, near the coastal city of Wollongong and approximately 75 kilometers south and southwest of Sydney.  

About the Vacation Program

We are looking for students to join our Summer Vacation program for 2021/2022. Running over a 12 week period, participants will be given a unique opportunity to learn and excel in their chosen career while being exposed to high-quality operations.  Our program runs from 23rd November 2021 to 12th February 2022.

The Summer Vacation Program will offer you unique opportunities to:   

  • Grow personally and professionally in a dynamic, inclusive and supportive culture 
  • Gain practical and meaningful experience at our high-quality class operations 
  • Undertake a project relevant to your degree that you will own and deliver 
  • Extend your professional network with colleagues from across the globe 
  • Our Vacation Program acts a pathway to our Graduate Program 

For more information about our Summer Vacation Program, please visit:

About you

We’re targeting students in their penultimate year who are studying:   

  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Surveying.

You will need to be in your penultimate year, set to graduate by December 2022, of a relevant university degree and have the right to live and work in Australia. You will be willing to complete a medical assessment and be available to commence work from 23rd November 2021.

Why choose us? 

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.   

If this sounds like you, please apply via our website.  We look forward to receiving your application and exploring this opportunity with you very soon. Applications close on the 9th April.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

Applications for this job will close on Sunday 16th May, 2021.

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  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Engineering Mechanical, Planning and Surveying

  • Work rights:

    Australian Citizen

  • Locations:

    Regional New South

  • Closing Date:16th May 2021, 1:59 pm


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