CAREERS

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Whether you’ve just finished school, want to learn a trade, graduated from university or are looking for your next big career break, we offer a range of programs to build your successful career in the natural resource sector.

A leading resource sector employer

With a focus on local talent from regional communities, our recruitment programs combine structured career development with on-the-job experience and mentoring from some of the best in the business.

We offer a range of exciting entry-level opportunities across our coal, copper and zinc operations across Australia, including:

 

So far in 2020

220

graduates

450

apprentices

Interested in working for Glencore?

We offer a diverse range of graduate and entry-level career opportunities in Australia and around the world.

Graduate programs

Each year, we scout for dedicated, curious and confident people to join our team. Glencore offers structured, professional development with on-the-job experience and mentoring from some of the best in the business. Graduate opportunities are available across many disciplines, including:

  • engineering
  • environmental science
  • geology and geophysics
  • information systems and IT
  • accounting
  • community relations
  • human resources
  • occupational health and safety.

As part of Glencore's two-year graduate program you'll receive the best development possible: by being hands-on and contributing to the operations from day one.

Our structured Graduate Professional Development component will focus on growing your leadership and management skills as well as equipping you with practical industry knowledge. You will rotate through different multi-disciplined teams to get maximum exposure to our business.

We also understand the importance of community in the workplace and offer lots of opportunity to build your internal networks through social activities.

Australian graduates voted Glencore as one of the Top 100 Graduate Employers in GradAustralia's 2019 Student Survey.

Each year, applications open around March for an end-of the-year intake. Learn how to apply for our Graduate Employment Program.

Hear from our graduates

Glencore’s graduate program broadens young Australians’ opportunities. There’s a lot of career progression available if you’re willing to see a bit more of the country.

Ashleigh Ventura, Mining Engineer, Mount Isa Mines

The start was hugely important to me. I’ve been able to climb the ladder and now grow the culture I enjoyed so much when I first started as a graduate.

Felice Quatch, Production Mining Supervisor, Liddell Coal Mine

Apprenticeships

We’re proud to be one of Australia’s largest natural resource sector employers that offer in-house apprenticeships. Our programs support a variety of trades, including electrical, mechanical, fabrication, plumbing, carpentry and diesel fitting.

Glencore provides an opportunity to earn while you learn. Our four-year Apprenticeship Programs will enable you to develop your skills, gain experience and expand your knowledge with new challenges and opportunities along the way.

Each year we undertake two major recruitment drives:

Hear from our apprentices

An apprenticeship is a great way to learn and earn. For anyone considering an apprenticeship with Glencore, my advice is, go for it. It’s hard work, but it pays off.

Aleisha McCallum, Mechanical Apprentice, Clermont Coal Mine

My apprenticeship has opened up a new life path and opportunity to move back to my hometown. It’s given me financial stability and independence, and I’ve been able to excel in my career choice.

Cameron McCartney, Electrical Apprentice, Mount Isa Mines

Other programs

Vacation programs and scholarships

Our vacation program gives you a taste of an exciting future. Every year we host students during the December–February break—helping you find out more about the industry and develop your skills.

Trainee programs

Glencore Australia also has in place the Indigenous Employment Pathways Program to support talent from local Indigenous communities. 

Learn more about Glencore Australia

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Who we are

We produce and export tens of thousands of tonnes of essential commodities around the globe daily, with operations in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

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Our people and culture

We seek to provide a work environment where our people are welcome, respected and supported to reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.