About Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto is one of the world's most respected mining and metals groups. We’re technically advanced, environmentally sensitive, successful, and put safety at the heart of everything we do.
And you? Well, you’re in your final year of study .You have high hopes and ambitions. You want an employer who can help you be your best. Welcome to our world.
In our world, open minds meet an open culture. You’re well-trained. You rise to amazing challenges. You work hard. You’re seen as a potential leader. You’re given the chance to contribute and grow, every day. You’re given the rewards you deserve.
Be a Rocking Graduate
Who you are
- You take responsibility for your work and actions.
- You want to decide where your career will take you, and you’ll do what it takes to get there.
- You have integrity.
- You’re a team player who gets along well with people.
- You want to learn constantly and work hard.
Who we are
We are innovators. Every day, we set out to uncover new opportunities. We want to make life better for us, for you and for everybody. It’s what drives our performance standards and our people. It's what sets us apart.
What we offer
From day one of our two-year graduate programme, you're treated as a professional in training. The work you're given is real. The challenges you're set are real. The support and mentoring are real. The respect and rewards are real.
With us, you can look forward to:
- Real, varied and exciting work
- Great challenges
- Loads of support, training, mentoring and development
- A culture focussed on safety
- The chance to learn new skills, every day
- Flexibility to manage study and work
- Working with people from all walks of life
- Exposure to different areas of the business
- The opportunity to develop and define a career that rocks!
Graduate Development Programme
You've worked hard to get your degree. Now you want a new challenge. You want to develop your skills, build a rocking career, be part of a great team. You've come to the right place.
Over two full-on but fun years, you'll get it all: technical and commercial skills that will set you on a path to success.
Together, we'll agree on your development plan. You'll learn from experienced peers. Be exposed to global expertise. Be given a mentor to help you reach your full potential. You’ll get continuous coaching and development. Be paid to up-skill. Enjoy extended training opportunities. Build networks that will enhance your entire career.
We’ll work hard to keep you happy so you’ll want to stay. That includes motivating you and being flexible. So if a promotion comes up and you’ve done well, we'll encourage you to take it!
Summer Vacation Programme
Are you in your second-last year at uni? Want to know more about Rio Tinto?
Our Vacation Programme is for you.
You'll gain a great understanding of the work we do, our commitment to safety, the options we offer, and the scale of our operations. You'll build relationships with the Rio Tinto team and community, get valuable real-world experience, and be paid real dollars to do it!
You could be working on technical projects, conducting research or be part of a site operations team. Whatever you do, you'll be doing real work and be allocated a coach/supervisor and a buddy. Not only will you learn plenty, you could walk away with a job offer! Knowing where you'll be when you enter your final year of study means you can bypass the whole grad recruitment circuit, and be free to concentrate on your final-year studies.
Vacation work extends over a 12-week period from early December 2013 to late February 2014. Most of our Australian Business Units offer vacation opportunities to students.
How to Apply
We recruit most of our graduates through a once-yearly recruitment campaign. If you've graduated recently, or will graduate in the next 12 months, you can apply for our Graduate Development Programme. Australia offers a fantastic diversity of opportunities.
When can I apply for the Graduate Programme?
Applications for the 2014 Australian Graduate Programme are open now!
To apply for the 2014 Graduate Programme in Australia now click here.
Applications close at midnight on 12 April 2013.
We begin to assess applications on a first in basis. Apply early as some roles may be filled prior to the application closing date.
When can I apply for the Vacation Programme?
Expressions of Interest NOW OPEN for our 2013/2014 Summer Vacation Programme. You can submit your application for vacation work and get ahead of the pack (and the university exam period).
Simply click hear to register your interest. You will hear from us by June 2013.
Meet our Team
Rio Tinto is a big company with a major worldwide presence. So we make meeting you a priority. You'll find us at a wide range of campuses, from March 2013.
For us, career fairs, employment conferences, industry events, student society events, networking functions and open days are all great chances to meet people face-to-face. For you, it's your best chance to learn, first-hand, about the incredible career opportunities our Graduate Development Programme offers.
Come along and meet real graduates, leaders, site representatives and our graduate recruitment specialists. You'll finish up with all the tips you need to sail through our recruitment process and get yourself that rocking career.
Make a date to meet our graduate teams at the following Australian events:
Click here to view full calendar.
Meet our Graduates
Click here to watch video interviews with Rio Tinto graduates.
Graduate Business Analyst
"Take it from me, Rio Tinto's great.
Everyone’s here with the same aim. We're all really passionate about our work. We're all focused on getting ahead in life.
With everyone wanting to reach for bigger and better opportunities - the working environment is inspiring, but very friendly."
Electrical Systems Engineer
"So what does a graduate like you get at Rio Tinto?
Training and support and most importantly I reckon, on the job learning. That means when problems arise, you need to come up with solutions and ways to resolve issues on the spot!
Sure it feels very challenging. But it's also very rewarding when you get it right."