Careers

Graduate and Vacation programs

Newcrest offers a wide variety of opportunities including Graduate and Vacation programs each year across Australia, Canada and Papua New Guinea.

Our people live our values and share our vision of being the Miner of Choice™.

We’re committed to supporting a safe, diverse and inclusive culture where our talents and differences are valued. If you’re looking for a rewarding career that offers world-class opportunities and to discover what’s possible with us.

Graduate program

Challenge yourself

An exciting part of your adventure is working in remote or regional locations. We’re looking for Graduates that are resourceful, resilient, flexible and share our values.

Our Graduates gain experience over a two-year period across a range of environments working on exciting real-life projects using the best in technology and processes. 

Working as part of a team dedicated to the safe exploration, mining and production of gold, you will gain invaluable hands-on professional experience and development. 

Following the completion of the Graduate Program, we transition graduates to fill permanent positions bringing with them a strong understanding of our business and culture, established networks, a broad range of experience across our organisation, and demonstrated commitment to our values.
 

What are we looking for in our Graduates?

Our next Australian Graduate Program intake rotate between our regional Cadia operations in New South Wales and our FIFO Telfer mine site in Western Australia.

We are seeking applications from recent, or soon-to-be graduates (course completion in either 2020 or 2021) with a tertiary qualification in the following disciplines:

•    Data Science
•    Electrical Engineering
•    Environment
•    Mine Geology and Exploration Geology
•    Geotechnical Engineering
•    Mechanical Engineering
•    Metallurgy
•    Mining Engineering

You will have a strong academic record coupled with excellent people skills and leadership potential. 

Previous vacation work experience and a demonstrated commitment to the community will be highly regarded.

Please note we can only consider applicants who are Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents for our Australian based positions.

Application process

Step 1: Apply online

Applications will be accepted online via the Newcrest website, LinkedIn and SEEK amongst other channels. This year, we are only asking you to submit an application form – no CV or cover letter required.

On your application you’ll need to respond to several questions covering what you’ve studied, why you’re interested in Newcrest’s Graduate Program and of course, provide your personal contact details.

Please use a personal email address (not your University email), and ensure you upload your up-to-date academic transcript.

Our team will review your application including taking into consideration your academic results, the relevance of your tertiary qualification, previous vacation work experience, your involvement in extracurricular activities including sport, other interests, memberships, community based activities or work experience, and importantly, your willingness to work in regional/remote locations.

Step 2: Initial video interview

The next stage is a video interview through our Montage System. Montage gives candidates a chance to answer a few questions using an online video interview recording tool. It’s a quick and easy recording on your laptop/computer webcam.

We will give candidates an opportunity to record their answers more than once. This will give us a chance to 'virtually' meet you and understand more about your experiences and what’s important to you.

Step 3: First interview with relevant stakeholders

The first interview will be a behavioural-based interview (usually via phone) with someone from our Talent Acquisition Team, the Newcrest discipline lead (usually based in Head Office), and representatives from our Telfer (WA) and Cadia (NSW) sites.

Step 4: Site Visits

Second round interviews will be conducted on site at one of either our Cadia (NSW) or Telfer (WA) operations. We'll make all necessary arrangements and cover the cost for your travel and accommodation if required.

A site interview will involve a site tour and an interview with the department manager of your discipline and a site HR representative.

This stage of the process is designed to ensure that you feel as comfortable with us as we do with you. We provide opportunities for you to meet with our team and, see our working environment and facilities so you can make an assessment of whether the 'fit' is right for you.

Step 5: Job offer

If your application has been successful we'll contact you to make an offer of employment.

After the offer

We will keep in touch with you with relevant business updates and onboarding activities to ensure you are ready to start your new role. 

You will need to successfully complete a medical and police/background clearances prior to your commencement so we’ll arrange this with you.

You will also need to provide a final copy of your academic transcript before you commence and a copy of your degree when your formally graduate.

Contact us

For further information or questions regarding our program, email careers@newcrest.com.au

Please see our Privacy Policy included in Terms and Conditions for further information.

For more information on our Graduate roles email gradsandvacs@newcrest.com.au

 
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Australian Graduate Program FAQS

Where could I be based for my role?

Our Australian based graduates are typically rotated between our Cadia operations in Orange, New South Wales, and our Telfer mine site in Western Australia (FIFO from Perth).  

Upon completion of our Program, graduates are invited to apply for roles at any of our sites including Head Office in Melbourne, or at any of our international sites (visa restrictions may apply).

I have applied to Newcrest before. Can I reapply?

You are welcome to reapply if you still meet our eligibility criteria (including course completion in either 2019 or 2020).

Do you pay relocation expenses?

If you have to move to Orange or Perth start your role with us, we will provide reasonable relocation assistance.

What minimum qualifications do I need to apply for a graduate role?

The minimum qualification is a Bachelors degree or equivalent in the relevant discipline to which you are applying, and that you have completed/are completing your degree in 2019 or 2020.

I have technical difficulties with my application form or a further question that is not covered here. Who do I contact?

Email our careers team at careers@newcrest.com.au for more information.
 

What happens to my personal information?

You’re privacy is important to us. Please see our Privacy Policy included in our Terms and Conditions for further information.

*Subject to change according to business requirements.
 

COVID-19 Graduate Program FAQS

Are the Newcrest Graduate Program recruitment timelines to remain as planned given COVID-19?

At this stage there is no change to our Graduate Program timeline and we are continuing to work towards a start date of January 2021. Should there be any changes to the timelines, including that of our selection process we will keep you informed.  

Is there an opportunity for the program to commence later than January 2021?

Our 2021 Australian Graduate program is still due to commence in January 2021. Should there be any changes to our timeline, we will keep you informed.

In relation to COVID-19 pandemic, will I need to complete my rotation at both sites (Telfer or Cadia) or can I undertake my entire 2-year program at one site?

Our two-year program offers you a unique opportunity to experience both the traditional Fly-In Fly-Out and Drive-In Drive-Out mining lifestyle.  As such it is our intention to  continue to offer dual rotations across our major mining operations in Cadia, NSW and Telfer, WA.

This is an integral part of our program, allowing great exposure to enable diverse career opportunities at Newcrest Mining.   If government or company requirements impact our ability to offer this experience, we will keep you informed.

What is replacing the standard site visit normally conducted for 2nd round interview?

As a result of the COVID19 pandemic the recruitment process for the Australian Graduate Program will be conducted virtually.

As an alternative to the site visits, successful candidates will be provided with a virtual onboarding site visit experience. This will allow the opportunity to virtually meet and greet hiring managers,  hear insights from our graduate community and learn more about the program offering.  

Vacation program

Explore the unknown

Our Australian Vacation Program provides a practical and fulfilling 12-week paid work placement over the period December to February each year for university students currently studying towards the completion of their degree.

We are seeking applications from penultimate students (degree completion in either 2021 or 2022) with a tertiary qualification that enables them to work in one of the following disciplines:

  • Operational Mining Automation & Robotics
  • IT & Digital Platforms (Data Science)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering (Underground & Open Pit)
  • Exploration Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Mine Geology
  • Process Control Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

We are looking for strong academic record coupled with excellent people skills and leadership potential. Previous work experience and a demonstrated commitment to the community will be highly regarded.

For more information on our Vacation roles email gradsandvacs@newcrest.com.au 

Applications for our 2020-2021 Australian Vacation Program closed 31 July 2020.

Vacation Program FAQs

When can I apply for the Australian Vacation Program?

Applications for our 2020-2021 Australian Vacation Program open 1 July 2020.

Where could I be based for my role?

Our  Vacation program students will be located at one on our major Australian operations, which include Head Office (Melbourne, Victoria), Telfer Mine Site (FIFO from Perth, Western Australia), and Cadia (New South Wales).

Upon a formal offer of employment, our onboarding team will contact you to talk through your allocated site for the duration of the program.   

For Vacation opportunities outside of Australia, email careers@newcrest.com.au

I have applied to Newcrest before. Can I reapply?

You are welcome to reapply. To be eligible you must be currently studying or have just completed a relevant degree.

Do you pay relocation expenses?

If you have to move to Melbourne, Orange or Perth start your role with us, we will provide reasonable relocation assistance.

You will most likely share a house with a few other vacation student and have your own room and shared kitchen, lounge and bathroom facilities.

We will pay for your flights from your desired Point of Hire to Perth to Telfer, and return at the end of your shift. (No relocation provided with this). On shift at Telfer, you will be assigned to a room with a shared bathroom. This room will be shared with one other person on the opposite roster.

I need a work visa. Should I arrange one before I apply?

You can submit your application without having a work visa. If your application is successful and you need a work visa, the offer will be conditional upon obtaining a work visa. We cannot guarantee the approval of your work visa.

How should I dress for my interview?

Your initial interview will be conducted either over the phone/Skype due to social distancing and Coronavirus restrictions. Smart business dress is appropriate for an interview conducted in person.
 

Can I defer or pre-pone my start date?

Our Vacation Program is scheduled December 2020 – February 2021.  It is our preference for all Vacation students to commence at roughly the same time however we will work with you to identify a start date that is mutually agreeable should your circumstances require.

Are the Newcrest Vacation Program recruitment timelines to remain as planned given COVID-19?

At this stage there is no change to our Vacation Program timeline and we are continuing to work towards a start date of December 2020. Should there be any changes to the timelines, including that of our selection process we will keep you informed.  For more info please visit https://www.newcrest.com/covid-19

Do I need to apply twice to the program for different disciplines?

You will not need to apply twice for different disciplines. We will assess your application and video interview and you will be shortlisted against your selected preference discipline. Should there be other suitable disciplines for your profile, we will contact you and discuss this with you before moving your application further.

What happens to my personal information?

You’re privacy is important to us. Please see our Privacy Policy included in our Terms and Conditions for further information.

*Subject to change according to business requirements.

Who do I contact if I'm experiencing technical difficulties with my application?

Email our careers team at gradsandvacs@newcrest.com.au for more information.