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Glencore continues Australian recruitment drive

Media statement
Brisbane, Australia
26 August 2021


Glencore is offering exciting career opportunities in Australia with 680 jobs currently up for grabs across 26 metals, minerals and energy operations in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

“National Skills Week is a great opportunity to highlight the exciting career opportunities that exist with Glencore,” said Jodie Hope, Glencore’s Regional Human Resources Lead.

“We are one of Australia’s largest and most diverse natural resource companies with an existing workforce of around 18,000 people across our coal, copper, nickel, cobalt, and zinc operations.

“Our programs allow young professionals to work with some of the best in the business and have exceptional mentoring support.”

Glencore offers careers in a range of disciplines, including: geologists, mining and metallurgical engineers, project managers, accountants, IT professionals, plant and vehicle mechanics, welders, maintenance planners, drone pilots, surveyors, electricians, human resource professionals, environmental scientists, health and safety experts, and community engagement professionals.


“We have industry-leading entry-level programs, with 430 apprentices and 200 graduates currently building their careers with us. We also offer specialised programs for vacation students, trainees and school leavers,” Ms Hope said.

 “As a global leader in both mining and commodity trading, we differentiate ourselves through our entrepreneurial spirit.

“And together, we help to produce the commodities that advance everyday life today and also the critical metals and minerals essential to transitioning our country to a low carbon economy.”

Glencore is Australia’s largest or second largest producer of coal, copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, nickel and silver and last year directly contributed $13.8 billion to regional, state and national economies.

More information:

For further information, please contact:

Agata Graham
m: +61 478 304 345
e: Agata Graham

Francis De Rosa
m: +61 417 074 751
e: Francis De Rosa


Notes for editors

About Glencore

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 60 responsible-sourced commodities that advance everyday life. The Group's operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites and oil production assets.

With a strong footprint in over 35 countries in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, Glencore's industrial and marketing activities are supported by a global network of more than 30 marketing offices. Glencore's customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation and oil sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. Glencore's companies employ around 135,000 people, including contractors.

Glencore is proud to be a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Council on Mining and Metals. We are an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Our ambition is to be a net zero total emissions company by 2050.

For more information, visit Glencore's website

About Glencore Australia

Glencore produces coal, copper, cobalt, nickel and zinc from 25 mines across Australia. We also operate metals processing assets in Queensland, including a copper smelter, lead smelter and copper refinery.

We employ 17,690 people in Australia and in 2020 contributed over $13.8 billion to the regional, state and national economies. The most significant contribution came from our core business activities: employing people, sourcing from local communities and paying taxes to host governments.