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Glencore

  • > 100,000 employees

About Glencore

  • Mining, Oil & Gas
  • Transport & Logistics

About Us

Glencore is one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 60 commodities. The group’s operations comprise of around 150 mining and metallurgical sites and oil production assets spanning over 35 countries.

Through the scale and diversity of our industrial and marketing businesses, Glencore is committed to advancing everyday life, by responsibly sourcing the commodities needed to develop, sustain and improve the world around us.

Glencore employs around 160,000 people, including contractors. Our aim is to develop a workforce that is diversified, dedicated and driven – at every level of our business. We treat our people fairly and with respect, and ensure they have the opportunity to develop careers that develop their potential.

We value and respect people from all backgrounds, and we are focused on building a culture of diversity and inclusion. People are at the heart of our business. That’s why we prioritise safety at all our assets, why we seek to minimise our impacts on the environment and communities; and why we aim to attract employees who strive to be leaders in their field.

Watch more about Glencore Careers here.

Graduate Program

As part of Glencore’s two-year graduate program, you’ll receive the best development possible: by being hands-on and contributing to the operations from day one.

Our structured professional development component focuses on growing your leadership and management skills as well as equipping you with practical industry knowledge and mentoring to further your career.

You will rotate through different multi-disciplined teams to get maximum exposure to our business. We understand the importance of community in the workplace and offer lots of opportunity to build your internal networks through social activities.

We offer graduate opportunities across our coal, copper and zinc operations, including fly in, fly out (FIFO) and residential positions.

Positions are available across multiple disciplines, including engineering, environmental science, geology and geophysics to information systems and IT, accounting, community relations, human resources and occupational health and safety.

Watch more about Glencore Graduate Program here.

Glencore 12 Week Vacation Program

The Glencore Vacation Program provides 12 weeks of paid on-the-job work experience during your university vacation period. It allows for you to implement your theoretical knowledge in a practical environment, whilst offering you a pathway towards your mining career. Applicants are required to commit for the full 12 weeks. Applications open in May for the November to mid-February Program.

Vacation opportunities are available in the below disciplines:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Accounting / Commerce
  • Chemical / Process Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Civil Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Civil Engineering
  • Information Technology / Information Systems
  • Geology / Geosciences
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Community Relations
  • Metallurgy

Locations

Vacation positions are available in our Glencore Coal Assets Business in QLD and NSW, and Glencore Copper/Zinc Assets in QLD, NSW and NT. These roles are residential and vacation students are expected to relocate to the local area for the duration of the 12-week program. Accommodation is provided as part of the package if relocating for the program.

Why Join Us?

We have built a culture that rewards dedicated people who take responsibility, and who have the drive to be leaders in their field. We also recognise that our work can have an impact on communities and the environment.

With an attitude of openness and responsibility, you can help us to build positive partnerships with communities and make positive contributions to society. Taking responsibility also means embracing a willingness to learn. We aim to give you the chance to develop skills and expertise, by creating a clear career path. 

We offer formal, ongoing training and development to help you move forward in your discipline along with invaluable on-the-job experience gained by working with experienced professionals in your field.

Social Responsibility

Our operations can have direct and indirect impacts on the environment. We work to minimise our potential impact, complying with or exceeding relevant regulations. We continually look for ways to improve our environmental performance and reduce our impact, including our use of resources, wherever possible.

Supporting our local communities

Glencore’s activities can make a significant contribution to the national, regional and local economies in which we operate. We are committed to being a valued partner in all the communities where we operate, working with others to find an implement solution to social issues and helping to build resilient and peaceful communities.

Every year Glencore supports our local communities via a combination of partnerships, sponsorships, funding and voluntary employee contributions to a large number of community organisations across Australia to make a positive contribution in the areas of health, education, arts and culture and the environment.

Watch more about community innovative here, here and here.

Diversity & Inclusion

As a global organisation, diversity and inclusion are integral to our success.

We believe that employing people from different cultures, countries, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, beliefs and backgrounds is essential to our culture.

Diversity brings new and innovative ideas that allow us to advance our business and continue to improve. Our diversity and inclusion agenda aims to ensure our workforce reflects our local communities.

Watch more about our diversity and inclusion here and here.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Glencore Corporate Offices Australia wide
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I am responsible for the safety of the men and women I work beside, as they are for me.

Blaise Gassin

  • Graduate stories
I am responsible for the safety of the men and women I work beside, as they are for me.

Blaise Gassin

  • Graduate stories
I feel my job has no limitations, working for such a large company offers every chance to succeed and develop.

Daniel Latham

  • Graduate stories
I feel my job has no limitations, working for such a large company offers every chance to succeed and develop.

Daniel Latham

  • Graduate stories
I am responsible for the safety of the men and women I work beside, as they are for me.

Blaise Gassin

  • Graduate stories
I am responsible for the safety of the men and women I work beside, as they are for me.

Blaise Gassin

  • Graduate stories
I feel my job has no limitations, working for such a large company offers every chance to succeed and develop.

Daniel Latham

  • Graduate stories
I feel my job has no limitations, working for such a large company offers every chance to succeed and develop.

Daniel Latham

A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

James Say

James Say graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Mining Engineering and Commerce in 2017 and is now a Graduate Mining Engineer at Ernest Henry Mine, Glencore
  • Day in the life

James Say

James Say graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Mining Engineering and Commerce in 2017 and is now a Graduate Mining Engineer at Ernest Henry Mine, Glencore
  • Day in the life

Amanda Maier

Amanda Maier, currently studying Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) at the University of Queensland and undertaking vacation employment with Glencore within the Environmental Department
  • Day in the life

Amanda Maier

Amanda Maier, currently studying Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) at the University of Queensland and undertaking vacation employment with Glencore within the Environmental Department
  • Day in the life

James Say

James Say graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Mining Engineering and Commerce in 2017 and is now a Graduate Mining Engineer at Ernest Henry Mine, Glencore
  • Day in the life

James Say

James Say graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Mining Engineering and Commerce in 2017 and is now a Graduate Mining Engineer at Ernest Henry Mine, Glencore
  • Day in the life

Amanda Maier

Amanda Maier, currently studying Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) at the University of Queensland and undertaking vacation employment with Glencore within the Environmental Department
  • Day in the life

Amanda Maier

Amanda Maier, currently studying Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) at the University of Queensland and undertaking vacation employment with Glencore within the Environmental Department

Advice


How to prepare for a graduate job at Glencore

Grad Australia met with the team at Glencore to find out about the future of the industry, and how students and graduates can start preparing now.

How to apply for Glencore’s graduate program or vacation employment

Applying to Glencore is simple, apply in only 10-15 minutes with four easy steps.

How to prepare for a graduate job at Glencore

Grad Australia met with the team at Glencore to find out about the future of the industry, and how students and graduates can start preparing now.

How to apply for Glencore’s graduate program or vacation employment

Applying to Glencore is simple, apply in only 10-15 minutes with four easy steps.