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Orica

4.0
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Orica Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Mining, Oil & Gas

Orica is one of the world’s leading mining and infrastructure solutions providers. From the production and supply of explosives, blasting systems, mining chemicals and geotechnical monitoring to our cutting-edge digital solutions and comprehensive range of services, we sustainably mobilise the earth’s resources. 
 
At Orica, it’s the power of our people that leads change and shapes our futures. Founded in 1874 as a supplier of explosives to the Victorian gold fields in Australia, we have grown to become a world leader in mining and civil blasting and technology with a presence in over 100 countries. Every day, all around the world, our diverse team of more than 13,000 people help mobilise vital resources essential to progress. 

Recruitment Process

The Selection Process 

The six main steps of our selection and hire process are: 

Step 1 – Online Application. 

You will be asked to attach your resume and complete a brief online application questionnaire. 

Your application will be assessed as soon as we are able, and you can expect an update on your application within a week of applying. 

Step 2 – Online On-demand Video Interview or Phone Screen.  

After completing your application, suitable candidates can expect an email invitation with a link to complete a short video interview. There will be the option to complete this as a phone interview on request. This is for us to understand your motivation for applying, why you want to join Orica and learn a bit more about you. 

Step 3 – Lets Connect! Q&A Call. 

After reviewing the completed video interviews, we will reach out to successful candidates by phone. This is your opportunity to learn more about Orica, discuss the graduate opportunities and for us to answer any questions you may have.  

Step 4 – FutureShaper Lab Online Group Assessment Activity. 

Progressed candidates will be invited to attend an online group assessment activity. This is the opportunity for you to showcase your problem solving, teamwork, communication and adaptability skills. 

Step 5 – Psychometric and Abilities Assessment. 

Candidates selected for the final round of one-on-one interviews will be sent an invitation to complete a short abilities and psychometric assessment. 

Step 6 - One-on-One interviews. 

A great opportunity for you to exchange with leaders in the sector that will allow them to get to know you better. Put your best foot forward during this interview based on behavioural questions.!  

Step 7 – Offer and Pre-Employment Checks. 

Successful candidates will receive an offer to join our Orica Graduate Program.! You will then complete our pre-employment checks including pre-employment medical, police check, references and right to work check. 

Remuneration & Career Growth

The experience we offer you 

During the two-year graduate program, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge with coaching, on-the-job-training and career management guidance. 

You will have your own personalised learning roadmap, to guide your experience and ensure your distinct potential is supported.  

The Orica Graduate Program has an annual intake and is focused on developing graduates across our core business units: 

  • Mining Services 
  • Manufacturing / Engineering 
  • Technology & Innovation 
  • Supply Chain & Logistics 
  • Corporate / Group Functions 

During the two-year graduate program, you will: 

  • Participate in facilitated events help us to Grow, Spark, and Shape together 
  • Participate in a targeted development pathway, designed to accelerate your on-the-job learning   
  • Buddy with our talented people that have experienced life at Orica 
  • Be mentored by senior leaders in the business  

Following the two-year graduate program, you will: 

  • Move into a permanent role relative to your specialisations and areas of interest 
  • Continue along your development roadmap, supported by ongoing learning and mentoring opportunities  
  • Share your knowledge and experience with future graduate programs 
  • Realise your potential as you see your career accelerate 

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.0
Overall score based on 13 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.4
Sustainability
8.3
Recruitment
8.1
Satisfaction
8.0
Work Hours
8.4
Sustainability
8.3
Recruitment
8.1
Satisfaction
8.0
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • The opportunity to travel to different mining sites around Australia.
  • The team I work with are awesome and the work I do is challenging.
  • Diverse rotations across the operations of a world leading manufacturer and services provider.
  • It's very flexible and there are many benefits. There is a wide range of work so it never gets repetitive or boring.
  • Opportunity to develop and learn from a variety of engineers and sites.
  • Dealing with internal employees that do not understand the environment our customers are operating in.
  • Workplace involves many hazards, chemical and otherwise. Pay is not as high as in other engineering sectors (e.g. mining or oil and gas).
  • It's quite hard to come into a specialist company as a new graduate with very limited knowledge or experience. You have to work extremely hard to be of any help in the first few years. It can be quite stressful.
  • Uncertainty about future employment (although this is an industry wide problem)
  • Some managers are great mentors and provide excellent guidance, feedback and invest time developing you and your skills. Whereas some others think graduates are cheap labour and don't care too much about your development. Being thrown in the deep end with little support and guidance can be quite over whelming especially when everyone is too busy to step in and help you out a little or provide that guidance you need being new.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Business & Management
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Engineering & Mathematics
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IT & Computer Science
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Sciences
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Multiple Locations in Australia
Engineering Graduate Program across Mining, Civil, Geotech, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Control Systems, Software, Electronics and Mechatronics.
Salary
AUD 85,000 - 115,000 / Year

Graduate Job

Brisbane
Are you a Business grad! Join one of the best Mining Businesses in the world!
Salary
AUD 75,000 - 85,000 / Year

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
The most rewarding part of my role would be finding operational improvements on-site / assisting the Team Leaders and Operators in my team to get to their full potential.

Jessica Arnold

  • Graduate stories
The most rewarding part of my role would be finding operational improvements on-site / assisting the Team Leaders and Operators in my team to get to their full potential.

Jessica Arnold

  • Graduate stories

Brendan Littlewood

  • Graduate stories

Brendan Littlewood

  • Graduate stories
The most rewarding part of my role would be finding operational improvements on-site / assisting the Team Leaders and Operators in my team to get to their full potential.

Jessica Arnold

  • Graduate stories
The most rewarding part of my role would be finding operational improvements on-site / assisting the Team Leaders and Operators in my team to get to their full potential.

Jessica Arnold

  • Graduate stories

Brendan Littlewood

  • Graduate stories

Brendan Littlewood