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Vacation Work

Vacation work is practical, degree-related work experience often (although not necessarily) undertaken in a university students’ penultimate year of study and can be a combination of observing others at work and undertaking work yourself.

It is a great opportunity to put learning into practice while gaining valuable insight and exposure into how your chosen discipline works in real-world situations. It is also a chance to begin building a network of industry contacts and may even lead to a Graduate Program.

Further your studies and embark on a professional development journey in Australia’s gold sector.

Gold Fields

Gold Fields regularly provide opportunities for students to experience work during their vacations and post information with selected universities when opportunities arise.

Northern Star Resources Limited

Northern Star offer vacation work to students in either their second or third year of study for a 12-week period commencing in late November. It is a targeted and structured Program of on the ground mentoring, which allows students to transfer their knowledge learnt during study and apply it in an operational environment. The Program assists in paving their pathway into early acceptance to Northern Star’s Graduate Program pending successful completion of studies with a certain GPA, as well as obtaining positive vacation performance evaluation.

AngloGold Ashanti Australia

AngloGold Ashanti Australia are interested in talented and ambitious 2nd, 3rd or 4th year’s students seeking to obtain work exposure during this December summer break. We offer paid vacation employment at both our open pit and underground mines (Tropicana and Sunrise Dam Gold Mines) and the potential to work for a global company upon the completion of your studies. High performing vacations students are also first to be offered scholarships and graduate positions.

Evolution Mining

Evolution’s Program in FY20 has opportunities in the following disciplines: Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Survey, Geology, Metallurgy, Finance, IT, Supply, Environmental and Safety.

Regis Resources Limited

Regis Resources offer university students and recent graduates opportunities to gain real-world experience, as part of their Vacation Program.

KCGM

KCGM accepts Expressions of Interest for vacation work throughout the year, in Environmental Science, Metallurgy, Surveying, Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical and Mining), Geology, Commerce, Occupational Health and Safety, and Industrial Hygiene.

Newmont

Newmont offer university students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain real-world experience with a global leader in responsible mining. Newmont work with several universities to develop prospective employees by providing funding, scholarships, curriculum development and support of student chapters.

The Newmont Vacation Employment Program is currently offered in the disciplines Metallurgy and Engineering (Geotechnical, Electrical and Mechanical). The Program provides a well-rounded, hands-on experience for those studying for their career in mining. Once students have successfully completed the Vacation Program, they will have the opportunity to be fast tracked into a full-time Graduate position in a structured 2-year Graduate Development Program.

Pallion

Pallion encourages students to get in contact for its university industry experience program opportunities, where they will learn in the field whilst studying.

Vacation Work
Vacation Work
Mining operations at Anglo Gold's Sunrise Dam.
Vacation Work
Vacation Work
Vacation Work

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