Rio Tinto 2021 Graduate Programme Australia

Job Type:Full Time

“Rio Tinto is like a family. Being treated as an equal part of the team is why I love being a Rio Tinto graduate.” – Hannah Watson, Graduate Process Engineer

You’ve worked hard for your degree. Now it’s time to accelerate your career by joining Rio Tinto’s Graduate Programme. With us you’ll gain hands-on experience doing real work, to develop your personal, technical and professional skills while working alongside knowledgeable and passionate professionals. Behind our progress are our people, and having been around for nearly 150 years, we know a thing or two about mining and metals.

Our Graduate Programme is a two-year learning journey designed to set you up for a successful and long career with Rio Tinto. The programme offers comprehensive training, exposure to innovative projects and technology, a wide selection of digital learning materials with world-class leadership content, as well as industry-leading professionals who’ll nurture your talent and help fast track your career. Not to mention you’ll be part of a highly diverse and inclusive team culture that encourages collaboration across geographies, commodities, disciplines and markets.

Internationally we work in 35 countries. In Australia we produce iron ore and salt in the Pilbara - WA, Bauxite and Aluminium in QLD, NT, TAS and our neighbouring country, New Zealand. Located remotely, these sites are situated in beautiful environments and are home to wonderful communities. It’s because of this that we’re 100% committed to sustainable mining, environmental rehabilitation and community care.

We’re offering Graduate opportunities across all of our Australian locations, including our city hubs Perth and Brisbane. Depending on the role location you could be on a fly-in-fly-out roster, based residentially in one of our sites supporting townships or taking the daily city commute.

We’re seeking graduates with a degree in the following fields:

    Civil / Structural Engineering

      Computer Science / Software Engineering

        Control Systems Engineering

          Data Analytics / Data Science

            Electrical Engineering

              Geology / Geoscience

                Geotechnical Engineering

                  Health & Hygiene



                        Industrial Automation Engineering

                          Information Systems & Technology


                              Mechanical Engineering

                                Mechatronics Engineering


                                    Mining Engineering

                                      Process / Chemical Engineering

                                        Robotics Engineering



                                            As a permanent Rio Tinto employee you’ll receive a highly attractive salary, annual salary review, performance bonus and the option to join our share plan. We also have a heap of company benefits, such as health and fitness rebates and discounts, salary packaging options, educational assistance and a range of retail discounts, including computer hardware, software and accessories. So maybe just hold off on getting that new laptop for now!

                                            Applications for our 2021 Graduate Programme close 12 April 2020. So if you're on track to graduate in 2021 or have recently completed your studies we encourage you to apply.

                                            Go on, apply today. #Behindtheprogress