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2023 Yancoal Cadetship Program

Who it’s for

Our Cadetship Program is for current Year 12 students wanting to begin their university studies and develop a career in mining. We are open to considering cadets in Engineering, Geology, Surveying and Environmental Science.

What it is

A rotational program where you will work in both our open-cut and underground operations whilst also completing your degree. Throughout your degree you will get hands on experience with a range of experts in our business. We will work with you to tailor your part time work experience around your study timetable. 

What you get

  • The unique opportunity to gain industry experience whilst still completing your degree.
  • Have your degree paid for so no need to worry about HELP debt!
  • Relocation assistance – we will help you move and financially support you if you need to live closer to one of our sites. 
  • You will be offered a contract for 5 years with a generous salary, loads of extra benefits and flexibility to work around your uni timetable.
  • Generous study allowance for when you are completing full time studies and not able to work.
  • On completion of your degree and the program, we will work with you on securing your preferred permanent role in our business to continue building your career. 

Hear what some of our current Cadets have to say…

"In my time so far with Yancoal I’ve met such hardworking humble people, everyone is so kind and willing to share their knowledge. I’ve loved getting out in the field and seeing first hand how exploration geologists data collection and analysis is essential to efficient and effective mine planning and outcomes"
Laura, Geology Cadet based at Mount Thorley from Lambton High

“Being a part of the Yancoal cadet program has allowed me to utilise my problem solving skills and build up my experience which is essential to have a successful career in mining. I have really enjoyed feeling part of a team.”
Luke, Geology Cadet based at Mount Thorley from Glendale Technology High School

“The most valuable part to me for this opportunity is the ability to interact with real mining engineers on site and being involved in meetings with them. It has shown me exactly what is involved in the job and helps build my career for the future.”
Zac, Mining Engineer Cadet at Ashton from MacKillop College

“The Cadetship program has allowed me to gain hands on experience and letting me feel like I am making a difference. The program is flexible with my university timetable, which has helped a lot. I have already met so many hard-working people who have been happy to help and answer any questions I have. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in exploring a career in engineering”
Ben, Mining Engineer Cadet at Mount Thorley from All Saints College

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  • Job type:Cadetships
  • Disciplines:

    Engineering Electrical, Engineering Mechanical, Environment, Mining

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Citizen

  • Work from home:

    Hybrid remote

    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:

    Regional New South

  • Program duration

    5 years


    Feb 2023 (approx)

  • Closing Date:12th Aug 2022, 7:00 am


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