Graduates & students

At Rio Tinto, you can explore and develop your personal and professional potential within one of the most dynamic and diverse companies in the world.

Are you ready to get your career off to a flying start? Whether you're a student looking for a scholarship or vacation placement, are soon to graduate or already holding your degree, we can offer you one of the widest and most exciting range of opportunities available anywhere in the world.

When you join our Graduate Development Programme you'll be an important part of the business from day one. If you're ambitious, energetic and engaged with the world around you, we'll empower you to champion change, create new possibilities and contribute to business goals.

Rio Tinto Coal Australia is part of Rio Tinto - a global mining and metals group - dedicated to the smartest discovery, extraction and processing of the Earth's natural resources.

From our operations to our community involvement, everything we do is done with the future firmly in mind. We're committed to the most sustainable, most efficient and most forward looking ways to do business and deliver results.

We reward our employees with a responsible, open and diverse culture of opportunity - a working environment in which they, and we, can go further.

Exploration and discovery have been at the heart of our business for 150 years. Come and help us explore new opportunities together.

There is an exceptionally wide range of Graduate roles across a number of disciplines, including:

  • Archeology and Anthropology
  • Business/Commerce or Accounting 
  • Chemical/Process engineering 
  • Chemistry
  • Civil engineering 
  • Communications/Community relations 
  • Electrical engineering
  • Environmental sciences 
  • Geology 
  • Geophysics 
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Health and safety 
  • Human resources 
  • Hydrogeology/Hydrology
  • Information technology
  • Mechanical engineering 
  • Metallurgy 
  • Mining engineering
  • Procurement
  • Surveying.

Applications in for our 2013 graduate development programme are now closed. Read more about the programme and how to apply for our 2014 intake. 

Read more about our scholarships.

Read more about our vacation programme.