South32 2021 Vacation Program | Technology | WA

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Location:Perth

We are South32, a global mining company, and we are looking for students to join our Summer Vacation program for 2021/2022. We are making a difference with the work we do. Join us to begin your future with 12 weeks of paid vacation work.

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.


The Opportunity

As a vacation student in our Technology team you get to explore different technologies to find solutions to complex problems within the business. You will learn to plan, convert and deliver technical problems into real-life business solutions that will help South32 to improve safety and productivity. You will be part of a team that’s excited by new and upcoming technologies and welcoming of new and innovative ideas.

The roles will be location in our Perth office.

About the Vacation Program

Running over a 12 week period, participants will be given a unique opportunity to learn and excel in their chosen career while being exposed to high-quality operations. Our program runs from the 22nd November 2021 to the 11th February 2022.


The Summer Vacation Program will offer you unique opportunities to:

  • Grow personally and professionally in a dynamic, inclusive and supportive culture
  • Gain practical and meaningful experience at our high-quality class operations
  • Undertake a project relevant to your degree that you will own and deliver
  • Extend your professional network with colleagues from across the globe
  • Our Vacation Program acts a pathway to our Graduate Program

About you

We’re targeting students in their penultimate year who are studying:

  • Computer Science
  • Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Finance/Commerce
  • Engineering (Electrical, Mechatronics, Process, Industrial, Instrumentation)
  • Data Analytics, or
  • Any degree with an interest and passion for technology

You will need to be in your penultimate year, set to graduate by December 2022, of a relevant university degree and have the right to live and work in Australia. You will be willing to complete a medical assessment and be available to commence work from 22nd November 2021.

Why choose us?

We’re always looking for our future colleagues, leaders and technical experts.

We attract talented people with exceptional skills who share our values of care, togetherness, trust and excellence and want to make a difference with the work that they do.

If this sounds like you, please apply via our website. We look forward to receiving your application and exploring this opportunity with you very soon.

Applications close on the 9th April.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds