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Rio Tinto

  • #2 in Mining, oil & gas
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

Rio Tinto Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Mining, Oil & Gas

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Who we are

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals, and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.

We have been mining for over 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.

Where we’re all welcome

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different. 

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We acknowledge that all people are different and believe that our differences are our strength. The diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together.

Recruitment Process


Graduate Program – final year of study/have recently graduated. 

Intern Program – penultimate year or students in 2nd or 3rd year.  

Remuneration & Career Growth

About the programs

Our Graduate and Intern Programs will provide you with opportunities to shape Rio Tinto from the inside out. For Graduates, the program is 2-years with a focus on foundational and future skills. For Interns, the program is 12-weeks across summer, with an opportunity to secure a graduate position at the end. 

Graduate Reviews

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What Graduates Say About Them
  • Remuneration package is excellent.
  • Opportunity for growth and exposure to so many different people and fields of work.
  • Getting so much support from people outside my department with any issues I face.
  • The support I've received to achieve the best outcomes career wise.
  • Having a wide range of support networks, and having the opportunity to create connections to learn about future roles and how the business works.
  • Mix of technical work and person-to-person work.
  • Being site based means I have to live away from my family and friends.
  • Work load might be too much sometimes.
  • It takes a long time for changes to happen. You really need to push for development in order for it to happen in a timely manner.
  • Isolation of fifo.
  • Old, unstandardised databases.
  • Time away from family while working away.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Multiple Locations in Australia and New Zealand
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
Business & Management
Engineering & Mathematics
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
IT & Computer Science
Property & Built Environment


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