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AngloGold Ashanti Australia

4.2
  • #4 in Mining, oil & gas
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

AngloGold Ashanti Australia Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Mining, Oil & Gas

Recipients of GradAustralia’s 2023 Best Workplace awards for Mining, Oil and Gas in the areas of Culture, Recruitment, Employee Engagement and Social Responsibility. 

What we do:  Gold production (Mining) 

Hiring grads with degrees in: Mining Engineering, Geology, Metallurgy/Chemical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Safety, and Surveying. 

The AngloGold Ashanti story 

AngloGold Ashanti is one of the world's largest gold producers with operations and projects spanning across four continents. In Australia, we own and manage the Sunrise Dam Gold Mine and the Tropicana Gold Mine. These are two of Western Australia’s premier gold operations, with ongoing investment and exploration occurring across both open pit and underground operations at each site. 

Tropicana is a joint venture between AngloGold Ashanti (70% manager) and Regis Resources Ltd (30%). The mine is located 330km east-northeast of Kalgoorlie, and the operation poured its first gold in September 2013. At the time, Tropicana was the first Greenfields gold discovery to be brought into production for more than a decade. The combined open-pit and underground operation features a large-scale processing plant that comprises a three-stage crushing circuit, inclusive energy-efficient high-pressure grinding rolls, followed by conventional ball mill grinding and CIL recovery.  

Sunrise Dam is situated 220km northeast of Kalgoorlie and 55km south of Laverton. In March 2017, the mine celebrated 20 years of uninterrupted gold production. Sunrise Dam transitioned from combined open pit and underground mining in 2013 to become a purely underground site in early 2014. The processing plant comprises conventional gravity and carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuits, and in 2018 a flotation and ultra-fine grind circuit was commissioned to improve metallurgical recovery. 

Social Responsibility 

AngloGold Ashanti has taken a significant step forward in our decarbonisation journey by entering into an agreement with Pacific Energy to integrate renewable energy into the existing power generation infrastructure at Tropicana Gold Mine in Australia. The hybrid renewable energy plant at Tropicana will play an important role as the first major project underway to advance our strategy to reduce our carbon emissions.

AngloGold Ashanti’s decarbonisation journey started in 2008 when we set a long-term target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 30% from a 2007 base. By 2021, we had achieved a 47% reduction in GHG emissions intensity through fuel switching, efficiency improvements and the closure and divestment of assets. In 2022, we announced our commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2030 (2021 baseline) and net zero emissions by 2050.

Recruitment Process

Vacation Roles

  1. Online application.
  2. Game based psychometrics
  3. Assessment Centre (To occur between 13th May and 17th May 2024)
  4. Notification of intent to proceed, consisting of reward statement and pre-employments.
  5. Upon successful completion of pre-employments, you will receive your offer.

Graduate Role 

  1. Online application.
  2. Game based psychometrics.
  3. Online or face-to-face interview with a business leader.
  4. Notification of intent to proceed, consisting of reward statement and pre-employments.
  5. Upon successful completion of pre-employments, you will receive your offer.

Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all roles are based on either of our mine sites where you will work a Fly-In-Fly-Out roster.

Remuneration & Career Growth

Our workplace demonstrates dignity and respect for each other, we offer challenging work, highly competitive remuneration that is regularly adjusted to market conditions and career development opportunities.  At AGAA we consider learning as a shared responsibility and your personal development is important to us.  Your new benefits will include:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Opportunity to work for an endorsed WORK180 employer
  • Access to our industry-leading Wellness Program
  • Active committees driving Diversity & Inclusion
  • Top Tier Private Health Insurance for you and your family
  • Performance Bonus and Incentive Program
  • Salary sacrifice options

Our full list of benefits and why we are recognised as an Endorsed Employer for Women by WORK180 can be seen on the WORK180 website.

Graduate Programme 

At AngloGold Ashanti Australia, we have your learning and development at heart. People are our business, and our business is our people. As future industry leaders, we recognise the potential you bring to the organisation. You are not just a number - as a graduate, you become a valued member of our team. 

AngloGold Ashanti Australia offers a two-year, structured graduate programme based on best practices within the career paths associated with each discipline. It provides opportunities to work at both our open pit and underground mines. With tailored frameworks to match your career interests with our business opportunities, developing your technical capability under the mentorship of experienced professionals while also developing you as a leader through additional training. As a graduate, you complete real work while supported through your development and career progression. 

Vacation Student Programme 

AGAA offers a 12-week summer vacation programme for paid on-the-job work experience during your university vacation break (November to February). As a successful vacation student, you’ll get first access to our Australian Graduate Programme opportunities.  

This programme allows you to apply your studies to a practical environment, see firsthand what it would be like to work for one of the world’s largest gold mining companies and provide an insight into our company culture and the day-to-day of AngloGold Ashanti Australia.

This year we are hiring vacation students with degrees in:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Geology
  • Metallurgy
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Accounting
  • Open Pit and Underground Surveying
  • Financial Services.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.2
Overall score based on 5 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.0
Culture
8.8
Diversity
9.0
Management
9.6
Recruitment
9.0
Culture
8.8
Diversity
9.0
Management
9.6
Recruitment
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Fantastic group of people to work with. The graduate development programme runs very smoothly, our orientations and training days are very informative and engaging. The team I directly work with are incredibly supportive and give me the necessary guidance to achieve my best days.
  • Good team environment, valuable learning from seniors and managers.
  • The People. Very supportive and willing to help/spread years of knowledge to new starters.
  • Flight out time could be earlier.
  • Waking up early and too much food.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Western Australia's north-eastern goldfields
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

DIDO from Cairns, QLD
Go for Gold! Join AngloGold Ashanti Australia’s world class operations.
Applications Close
30 May 2024
Start Date
10 Jun 2024 - 24 Jun 2024
Salary
AUD 450 - 490 / Day

Paid as an inclusive day rate - Starting from $450 per weekday

Virtual Experience

In this virtual experience you will hone the skills required to be a successful Geotechnical Engineer at AngloGold Ashanti.

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is seeing the end product. We have so many people working here, and so many different processes that it is easy to get lost and forget the end goal. But part of my job involves seeing the gold at the end and knowing that all the hard work we all do is very much worth it!

Rebecca Craigie

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is seeing the end product. We have so many people working here, and so many different processes that it is easy to get lost and forget the end goal. But part of my job involves seeing the gold at the end and knowing that all the hard work we all do is very much worth it!

Rebecca Craigie

  • Graduate stories
Walk the path less travelled. Careers that aren’t popular can be less competitive, and fun and engaging. There is so much depth and breadth of work available.

Rohan Patel

  • Graduate stories
Walk the path less travelled. Careers that aren’t popular can be less competitive, and fun and engaging. There is so much depth and breadth of work available.

Rohan Patel

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is seeing the end product. We have so many people working here, and so many different processes that it is easy to get lost and forget the end goal. But part of my job involves seeing the gold at the end and knowing that all the hard work we all do is very much worth it!

Rebecca Craigie

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is seeing the end product. We have so many people working here, and so many different processes that it is easy to get lost and forget the end goal. But part of my job involves seeing the gold at the end and knowing that all the hard work we all do is very much worth it!

Rebecca Craigie

  • Graduate stories
Walk the path less travelled. Careers that aren’t popular can be less competitive, and fun and engaging. There is so much depth and breadth of work available.

Rohan Patel

  • Graduate stories
Walk the path less travelled. Careers that aren’t popular can be less competitive, and fun and engaging. There is so much depth and breadth of work available.

Rohan Patel


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Fateh Salleh

I drive back down the hole to detect the new location of the BMM balls after the blast. This will tell me where the ore and waste contact have moved which will allow me to project on the software.
  • Day in the life

Fateh Salleh

I drive back down the hole to detect the new location of the BMM balls after the blast. This will tell me where the ore and waste contact have moved which will allow me to project on the software.
  • Day in the life

Matt Jones

Before I head back up to the surface, I survey a few more headings, check the alignment of a Rhino drill rig, scan a rhino hole drilled by that rig, and mark up a few designs sent by engineers and geologists that morning.
  • Day in the life

Matt Jones

Before I head back up to the surface, I survey a few more headings, check the alignment of a Rhino drill rig, scan a rhino hole drilled by that rig, and mark up a few designs sent by engineers and geologists that morning.
  • Day in the life

Fateh Salleh

I drive back down the hole to detect the new location of the BMM balls after the blast. This will tell me where the ore and waste contact have moved which will allow me to project on the software.
  • Day in the life

Fateh Salleh

I drive back down the hole to detect the new location of the BMM balls after the blast. This will tell me where the ore and waste contact have moved which will allow me to project on the software.
  • Day in the life

Matt Jones

Before I head back up to the surface, I survey a few more headings, check the alignment of a Rhino drill rig, scan a rhino hole drilled by that rig, and mark up a few designs sent by engineers and geologists that morning.
  • Day in the life

Matt Jones

Before I head back up to the surface, I survey a few more headings, check the alignment of a Rhino drill rig, scan a rhino hole drilled by that rig, and mark up a few designs sent by engineers and geologists that morning.

Videos


Graduate Geologist - Ahmed

Learn about Graduate Geologist Ahmed’s experience at AGAA

Graduate Geologist - Ahmed

Learn about Graduate Geologist Ahmed’s experience at AGAA