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Rio Tinto

4.0
  • #2 in Mining, oil & gas
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at Rio Tinto

7.6
7.6 rating for Recruitment, based on 19 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
For the vacation programme, it involved psychometric testing, one-way video interview and two-way video interview.
Graduate - 01 Jan 1970
I had to complete one online assessment, one short phone interview and one zoom interview.
Graduate, Nhulunbuy - 09 Dec 2021
Assessments are the standard cognitive and behavioural tests. First were the assessments, followed by a recorded interview then the face-to-face.
Graduate - 09 Dec 2021
Online assessment and online interview using teams meeting. Online assessment was fun and interesting and online interview is good (as per what you would expect from a job interview)
Graduate, Gladstone Central - 01 Jan 1970
Hired as a vacation student
Graduate, Weipa - 01 Jan 1970
They were all fair. a few video interviews, assessments and then a meeting with your actual site boss was all fairly standard. the usual long boring recruitment process.
Graduate, Northern Territory - 01 Jan 1970
questionnaire, video interview
Graduate, Perth - 01 Jan 1970
The whole process was very well organized. The interview was well planned out and the assessments help me understand myself a little bit more which I was impressed by.
Graduate, Weipa - 01 Jan 1970
My pathway into Rio Tinto was nonlinear. I applied for multiple jobs, but the HR manager saw my potential and recommended me to go into my current role.
Graduate, Brisbane - 01 Jan 1970
It's a long process with several stages but is it is fair.
Graduate, Pilbara - 01 Jan 1970
1 online test 1 one-way interview 1 finally interview with team
Graduate, perth - 01 Jan 1970
The process was quite long. It involved some gamified assessments, followed by an online interview and then an in person interview
Graduate, Perth - 01 Jan 1970
initial application submitted online. Followed by several online cognitive/skill assessments. After progression, a few online interview (covid) and serval phone calls in-between to hiring managers. Finally a full medical screen including drug screen.
Graduate, Port Hedland and Dampier - 01 Jan 1970
Online application, 2 rounds of testing, virtual interview and in person interview
Graduate, Perth - 01 Jan 1970
Resume handin Cognitive test Recorded video interview Person to person interview
Graduate, Perth - 01 Jan 1970
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
How do you define safety? When is a time that you have received feedback, what was the feedback and how did you react? When have you improved the safety or your workplace?
Graduate, Nhulunbuy - 09 Dec 2021
Combination of behavioural and technical based on your job.
Graduate - 09 Dec 2021
Experience and how can you contribute. Past experiences with working with hard people (people who are unwilling to change their ways) How will you continue to improve yourself in future.
Graduate, Gladstone Central - 01 Jan 1970
typical interview questions
Graduate, Weipa - 01 Jan 1970
As a grad, they asked where my interests lie in uni, what career path i would like to head down if i had to choose today. they were reassuring this did not mean anything and just to see where my head lies. They asked what i think makes a great leader in the business
Graduate, Northern Territory - 01 Jan 1970
behavioral questions, leadership and team work, SAFETY!
Graduate, Perth - 01 Jan 1970
Why I want to work for Rio Tinto? What my goals are for the next few years. Tell them about myself?
Graduate, Weipa - 01 Jan 1970
Behavioural questions dominate. Unfortunately, it also seems like my indigineity was of interest during the interview - which has always been a bane on my technical merit (i.e. Why ask me how dream time stories help my perception on life? Why not ask John Smith how his English background enluightens him?).
Graduate, Perth - 01 Jan 1970
Previous soft & technical skills.
Graduate, Brisbane - 01 Jan 1970
why Rio?
Graduate, perth - 01 Jan 1970
Why I want to work for Rio Tinto, situational problem solving scenarios, future aspirations
Graduate, Perth - 01 Jan 1970
backgrounds, skills, a lot of scenario based questions relating to teamwork and communication etc.
Graduate, Port Hedland and Dampier - 01 Jan 1970
Normal STAR questions, and more specific questions about why I was interested in the mining and iron ore industries in particular.
Graduate, Perth - 01 Jan 1970
How did you overcome technical roadblocks in uni? What's your normal role in group assignments? What's a future aspiration of your career? What are your strengths and weaknesses in person-to-person relations?
Graduate, Perth - 01 Jan 1970
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
For graduates: Never stop asking questions. If you don't get enough work, relentlessly ask your leader and if that doesn't work, go to their leader and so on.
Graduate - 01 Jan 1970
All of the questions in my interview were behavioral based e.g. tell us about a time when... so you should prepare a few scenarios in your head. Also research Rio Tinto values and try to align your answers with them.
Graduate, Nhulunbuy - 09 Dec 2021
Always read up about the company and their values. Prepare answers by focusing on the values of the company and the STAR process. Remain calm, I'm hoping that the last couple of months with COVID-19 means that you've had experience with video chats because they were super awkward pre-COVID and still are.
Graduate - 09 Dec 2021
Talk to people who work there before, Understand the process that the site is doing.
Graduate, Gladstone Central - 01 Jan 1970
experience and willingness to learn
Graduate, Weipa - 01 Jan 1970
really plan out your leadership questions and try and relate to any good or bad leaders you have had in the past. The graduate program feel is to build you as a leader in your profession but can be tailored to the way you make it through the development plan you make with your leaders once you get the job.
Graduate, Northern Territory - 01 Jan 1970
Its important to know about the company before hand so that you can better answer the interview questions for the specific job. Preparation is very important.
Graduate, Weipa - 01 Jan 1970
For Geology graduate candidates, get some life experience through extracurriculars, or outdoor activities. These are great to draw on during the interview.
Graduate, Perth - 01 Jan 1970
To understand and define their purpose for working in a mining company. In today's environment (especially if they are Indigenous) it can be hard to justify why they are working for a mining company. Having their own reasons and why? will help justify that.
Graduate, Brisbane - 01 Jan 1970
Be yourself, be confident and chatty. Don't worry about saying the wrong thing, it's better to say something a bit silly and get yourself noticed than to sit back and be quiet.
Graduate, Pilbara - 01 Jan 1970
Be yourself and show your passion.
Graduate, perth - 01 Jan 1970
Understand why you want to work for Rio Tinto in good amount of detail. It'll be extra beneficial to understand why you want to work for a specific team or unit within Rio Tinto but this can be quite hard to do without knowing the structure of Rio Tinto.
Graduate, Perth - 01 Jan 1970
pay attention to scenario/quality based questions relating to communication, teamwork and conflict resolution.
Graduate, Port Hedland and Dampier - 01 Jan 1970
The company very highly values safety, and ability to adapt to new situations
Graduate, Perth - 01 Jan 1970
Be yourself.
Graduate - 01 Jan 1970