Rio Tinto Graduate Programs & Internships
Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world called ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.
For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress. Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first…
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About Rio Tinto
“As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential human progress.”
We operate with pioneering spirit
Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. We’ve led the industry in partnerships, with customers in new markets, and with local communities. We’ve pioneered technological innovations, such as our Mine of the Future™ programme and our low-CO2 aluminium from hydropower. And we’ve paved the way in areas such as safety, tax transparency and legacy management.
Yet, it’s not just about our past.
We continue to pioneer progress for a better future. Through research and innovation, we’re helping meet the needs of society in a growing and changing world. What we do brings benefits for our people, the communities in which we operate, and beyond.
We produce essential materials responsibly
Our materials are essential to making modern life work. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home. Our activities help economies grow and communities prosper.
Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: from microscopic circuit board components to the hull of a supertanker, our materials make up the world around us. We own and operate open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries, smelters and power stations, research and service facilities, to produce them, and use our railways, ports and ships to deliver them to our customers.
And all underpinned by an absolute commitment to safety – for our people, contractors, and the communities in which we operate – and to minimising our environmental impact.
We partner for human progress
The strength of our partnerships – with our people, the communities we work with, the countries where we operate, our customers and suppliers – is what makes human progress possible.
We partner with auto industry leaders in developing alloys that are enabling a new generation of lighter, fuel-efficient vehicles. We partner with peers in organisations like the International Council on Mining & Metals to seek better ways to operate. And we work with NGOs worldwide to address some of mankind’s most fundamental challenges: how to grow more food, make better use of water, extend access to healthcare, and reconcile enhanced living standards while minimising impact on the planet.
We also partner with the communities in which we operate, sharing the wealth and benefits of what we do with local people, through employment, skills and education, and local economic development initiatives that aim to build self-sustaining communities long after we’re gone.
Our Graduate Excellence Path
Our exclusive graduate platform provides you the opportunity to work for a business that’s making a meaningful difference in the way we resource the world; whilst developing the skills of future expert leaders; and creating a legacy that will improve the lives of millions of people globally.
Our Graduate Excellence Path (GEP) gives you a learning platform designed to develop technical experts and future leaders of tomorrow, whilst preparing you for a career with us.
You will have access to a wide selection of learning tools designed to accelerate your growth, including coaching, mentoring, webinars, access to leadership content and collaborative networks.
With a strong focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and business disciplines, we’re looking for graduates who have a desire to learn, progress their careers and believe in becoming the leaders of tomorrow.
Some of the disciplines we offer graduate programmes include:
- Procurement / Supply Chain
Who we are looking for
- Must be in final year of study or graduated for less than two years.
- You must be studying a relevant discipline to the role you are applying for.
- A dedication to promoting safe work practices.
- Intermediate / advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.
- Eligibility to work in the relevant country.
- An enthusiastic approach to working with an eagerness to adapt to a new way of thinking.
Our applications will be open from 29 January – 01 March 2018.
Our graduates look forward to a dynamic and challenging work environment, underpinned by a network of collaborative people working together across 35 countries.
You can look forward to a planned and structured programme that will support you throughout your career at Rio Tinto.
Be Valued, Be Included
Our people are our most powerful asset. We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. We understand it helps us work together to develop a focused yet flexible career paths for our workforce.
Be valued, be included
No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. It’s a belief that regardless of how we look, speak or think, we all have something to contribute and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.
Only by working together, pooling our strengths, can we create an environment in which innovation and creativity can grow and individuals thrive.
Our Recruitment Process
To ensure a fair and thorough process, you will be required to undergo some or all of the following recruitment steps:
- Online application
- Online psychometric testing
- Assessment centre
- Face-to-face interview
- Site visit
- Relocation (if required)