Ready to apply? Take a look at all current graduate positions here.
You will be pleased to learn that scholarship placements are available within the gold Industry. Scholarships are monetary-aid awards designed to help students with their undergraduate degrees. Some scholarships may lead to vacation work with the sponsored company – a great opportunity for on-the-job experience and networking opportunities.
Companies such as the WA Mining Club and the Minerals Council of Australia encourage students to apply for scholarships, which are available in several disciplines including Geology, Mining Engineering, and Environmental studies.
A traineeship is similar to an apprenticeship. This program offers the prospective student a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction, either full-time or part-time over 12 months.
Students will be under the supervision of a professional to learn the practical and theoretical aspects of their chosen occupation.
Traineeships are the perfect option for people with little to no experience and could lead to permanent positions within your chosen company. You will learn while you earn and leave your course armed with the skills to kick-start your career.
What is vacation work? This is a practical, degree-related work experience often undertaken in a university student’s penultimate year of study. It is a great opportunity to put your learned skills to the test. Jump out of the textbooks and gain valuable insight and exposure to how your chosen discipline works in a real-world environment.
Taking part in vacation work is a chance to begin building your network of industry contacts and may even lead to a Graduate program.
Hear from the People in Gold
Don’t just take our word for it! Head to our People in Gold page to hear the experiences of workers in Australia’s gold industry. With over 20 videos, you can hear directly from IT analysts, engineers, surveyors, geologists, truck operators, metallurgists, and environmental officers.
Gold Industry Group Careers Page
Australia’s gold industry is a modern, diverse workforce that is constantly embracing new technologies and adapting to new ways of work. Take a look at our careers page for more information on studies and training, networking, and professional development.
Top tips to get your career started in the Gold Industry:
Volunteer – this shows a great willingness to learn and will look even better on your CV to potential employers
LinkedIn – update your LinkedIn profile to showcase your learnings, join industry groups, and connect with people in gold.
Be proactive – reach out to recruiters and make yourself known within the companies themselves directly.
Learn – every day is a school day. We encourage all workers to continue their studies with their professional and personal development.
Apply – it’s always worth throwing your hat into the ring and applying for a role that interests you!