Graduate Application

As I am now at the end of my second year, I have to start thinking about what I will do after I graduate in 2012.

I am fairly certain that I will stay and do an honors project at JCU, which will be another year of study; but I have been told that having honors consolidates all your knowledge and also gives a slight advantage when looking for careers. 

I have not ruled out doing a graduate program. Many companies offer two year programs for graduates to help consolidate their knowledge and help their transition into the work force. 


Rio Tinto have opened their Graduate program for 2013. They have an in depth 2 year program where you are assigned a mentor and a buddy who work with you at one of their sites for the full 2 year. 
First round of applications for this graduate program have closed however the second round will open soon.

Also  BHP  has won the ‎"Best Graduate Development Program" for 3 years in a row which would make them a great company to help ou into the work force, however the applications closed in March. 

Check out all the other companies as well
Anglo America
Ivanhoe Australia
and many many more 

If you have missed out on this round of graduate applications don't fret, just keep an eye out on job search websites such as SEEK. There are lots of opportunities out there. 

Also to keep up to date with any graduate opportunities join the facebook group  Graduate Jobs with Mining and Energy Companies

Author thumbnail Louise Schoneveld I'm studying my 3rd year of geology at James Cook University. I have enjoyed my degree and am considering continuing my studies with honors next year.