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Employment programs

Finding and developing future leaders is something we’re passionate about at Anglo American.

Through our Pipeline Development Programs – Scholarship, Vacation Work, Graduate, Associate, Apprenticeship and Traineeship programs – we are maintaining our commitment to providing opportunities to establish a career with Anglo American's Coal business.

Graduates, vacation work and scholarships

Visit our Graduate website to find out more about our Scholarship, Vacation Work and Graduate programs.

For students currently studying or with recently obtained tertiary qualifications, these programs are your springboard to a successful career in the mining industry. From day one you’ll learn about our business and the mining industry. You’ll develop an understanding of our operations and be the first to hear about upcoming opportunities within our organisation.

Positions are available throughout Queensland and New South Wales in a number of technical and support disciplines and are recruited for at various stages throughout the year.

Associate program

The Associate Program is a structured four-year program combining on-the-job experience and further education. These roles are supported with University study and industry training. At the end of the program, you will have achieved an Associate Degree and credit towards a Bachelor degree. Mining Associates are known in the team as Technical Officers and in your day-to-day duties you will be an important part of the technical team by providing professional support duties. Similarly, Safety Associates work to provide safety support to professionals in our operations.

Each year we recruit a number of positions as Underground Mining Associate and Surface Mining Associate for our operations to undergo a para-professional Associate Program in mining and safety support. These programs begin in January each year and are located in Central Queensland and New South Wales. We look for motivated people who have a genuine interest in establishing a career in the mining industry. Because these positions perform essential functions in our mining and processing operations on site, we look for people who are interested in living in mining towns.

Survey cadet program

The surveying cadetship is a specialised program focusing on mine surveying. The surveying cadet studies either the external four-year Associate Degree or continues on to complete the six-year Bachelor Degree of Spatial Science Technology. On completion of the Bachelor Degree the cadet can enter into a two-year Competency Training Agreement which leads to certification as a Registered Mine Surveyor. Normal daily survey work can be carried out by an Associate Degree qualified surveyor but if you want to supervise other surveyors and certify the accuracy of mine plans you will have to progress to Registration. It is up to you to determine how far you want to progress as a surveyor.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships are intended to fill a gap in our skill base at our coal operations. During your time, you will be a useful member of the team, supporting mining technical staff in a number of hands-on duties. While you have a potential career path into Engineering in the long term, we can help you build the skills and experience required to get you there in the meantime through the Engineering support role.

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