Graduate and vacation programmes
Graduate development programme
You've worked hard to get your degree. Now you want a team to challenge, develop and polish you and your skill sets. You've come to the right place.
We offer a number of graduate positions across our iron ore operations. The number of positions available and the disciplines in which they are offered vary from year to year according to company requirements. In general, graduate positions are available in the following areas:
- Health and safety or hygiene
- Human resources
- Engineering (mechanical, electrical, mining, process and civil engineering)
- Information technology
For more information on our graduate programmes across Australia, visit the Rio Tinto Australia website.
Are you in your penultimate (second last) year at Uni? Are you thinking Rio Tinto could be a great place to be a graduate? Then we've designed our Vacation Programme just for you.
Not only will you learn plenty, you may walk away with an offer in your hands like many of our other summer vacation students! Knowing where you'll be when you enter your final year of study means you can bypass the whole grad recruitment circuit - you'll be free to concentrate on your final year studies.
Over the course of the programme, 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, while gathering valuable real world experience. And get paid real dollars to do it!
For more information on our vacation programmes across Australia, visit the Rio Tinto Australia website.
The Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) developed its mentoring programme in early 2006 with the help of current employees within its graduate development programme. The IOC mentoring programme was designed by graduates for graduates. Mentors vary in profession and years of experience. Each year, the mentors and the graduates spend one day training, and based on feedback from this meeting, each graduate is assigned to a mentor. They are required to meet face-to-face at least once per month.
In the Pilbara, the mentoring programme is supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers who support the graduates in settling into their roles and the business, and prepare graduates for professional advancement by assisting them to develop internal networks and providing tacit organisational knowledge. Like the Iron Ore Company of Canada programme, mentors meet regularly with the graduates using the wisdom of their experience and professional training to provide a unique perspective on employment matters, career planning and problem solving.