Indigenous Opportunities | BHP Minerals Australia 2022 First Year Intern Program

Date:  28-Jul-2022
Job Posting End Date:  19-Aug-2022;09:59:59GMT
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About BHP 

To help build a better world, we need the best and brightest. 


Why not you? 


At BHP, our purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world.  We have the resources. What we produce is essential to carbon reduction and the technologies essential to secure prosperity for generations to come. 


But we need more good people. Not just anyone, but the best and brightest students from engineering and science. Someone has to do it. Why not you! 



About the Role


As a first year university student who is studying either an Engineering or Science degree, you are becoming curious about where your degree could take you. You may not have thought about joining the resources sector, but BHP has introduced a first year intern program that will give you a unique opportunity to explore a world of career possibilities.   

BHP’s “Resourcing Your Future - First Year Intern Program” is designed with you in mind.  You’ll gain an understanding on how BHP is helping to build a better world through responsible mining of the commodities the world needs and how technology is being embraced to build a safer and more efficient workplace. You will learn about Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geoscience and Geomatics which will provide you with insights into a range of careers that are on offer.  


Throughout the program, you will hear from BHP team members who will share their technical and professional insights, as well as learning about BHP has an organisation.  A key highlight of the program is that you will collaborate with other interns on an Environmental or Social Value project and present your business case to a panel of leaders. You will be given an opportunity to connect with a mentor to guide and support you throughout your degree. If you perform well and develop an interest in the mining industry you will be eligible for a second placement in November 2023.   


Joining as an Intern, you will be based in one of our corporate offices (Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide) that is closest to your home university. To broaden your experience, you and your fellow interns will spend two weeks at one of our mining operations (one week in December and the second week in January), where under the guidance of our experienced managers you will see how a mine site operates.  As our operations are based in regional Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, you will be provided with flights, safety equipment and clothing, accommodation and meals during your time on site. 


Our paid six week program commences on the 28 November 2022 and concludes on 25 January 2023, which includes a break over the Christmas / New Year period (22 Dec to 6 Jan 2023) for you to recharge your batteries.  For you to get the most out of this experience, it is required that you are able to commit to the entire program. 



About Our Process 


At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks. 


To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, BHP requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with BHP’s Covid Policy and any relevant State health directives. If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.


Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a unique BHP employee share program.  


At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.  


Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017–2020 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). For more information about our RAP, please visit our website.  


The filling of these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure undersection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth),and 27 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)  / s 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT) / s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act1991 (Qld) / s 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) / ss 25 and/or 26 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tas)/ s 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) and s 8(4) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act2006 (Vic) / s 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)].s 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977(NSW) / s 8and 51of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977(NSW).  


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The future is clear, if we continue to think big.  If you are ready to discover more about a career in resources then apply now to see what is possible. 

Applications are open 28 July to 19 August 2022.