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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Graduate Engineer

Worsley, WA | Cannington, QLD | GEMCO, NT | Illawarra Metallurgical Coal, NSW
We are South32. We are making a difference with the work we do.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
AUD 95,000 Mining | Mechanical | Electrical | Process Control | Geotechnical | Communication (PCA) | Surveying | Metallurgy | Control
Start Date
5 Feb 2024 - 26 Feb 2024

Application dates

Applications Open
13 Mar 2023
Applications Close
24 Apr 2023

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Geotechnical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights


  • Citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Full working rights
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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.

Graduate Program

Our reason is simple – we’re looking for our future leaders and technical experts.

With operations located across Australia, our Graduate program is tailored to provide you with a unique learning pathway that will help you develop foundational skills to set you up for your future career with South32. 

When you join the South32 Graduate Program you will:

  • Receive a personalised graduate passport to guide your development pathway over 2 or 3 years depending on your discipline
  • Your personalised pathway will include rotations to build your technical and professional skills
  • Lead an improvement initiative that has a genuine business impact
  • Participate in a 3-day residential experience with graduates from across our global operations
  • Grow personally and professionally in a dynamic, inclusive and supportive culture
  • Receive dedicated support from graduate buddies and senior leaders

South32 offers:

  • Employee share plan and great employee discounts
  • Education Assistance
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions
  • Friendly rosters and flexibility

We’re looking for graduates in the following Engineering disciplines: 

  • Mining
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Process Control
  • Geotechnical
  • Communication (PCA)
  • Metallurgy
  • Surveying
  • Control

About us 

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources and improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. 

We produce commodities including bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead, zinc and copper from our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world. 

Our Recruitment Process. 

  1. Upload your CV - Send in your application by attaching your CV, academic transcript and details of extracurricular activities
  2. Application Review - Our recruitment team will review each application to determine a shortlist which will be shared with Hiring Managers
  3. Interview & Assessments - Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview and complete psychometric testing
  4. Offer Stage - Successful candidates will receive an employment offer.

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


  • Final year students or students that have recently graduated within the last 2 years.
  • Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia.

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Associate Degree or higher
Study Field
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering

Working rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

CitizenPermanent residentFull working rightsLimited working rightsNo working rights