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Graduate program application process

The Newcrest Graduate and Vacation application process is your chance to show us that you have what it takes to be a Newcrest employee. The successful completion of every step brings you closer to becoming one of our people. Read below to find out further information about each step.

Step 1: Apply online

Applications will only be accepted online via the Newcrest website. On your application please ensure that you upload your Cover Letter and Resume as one document; use a personal email address (not your University email), include two referee details, and you upload your full 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 phone screen

You may be called by a member of our recruitment team initially to discuss your background in more detail, and answer some eligibility questions. This allows us to have all the information we need to make a decision about who we progress to interviews with.

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 and Cadia sites.

Step 4: Second interviews - Site Visits

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

A site interview will involve a comprehensive 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: 

You will need to successfully complete a medical and police/background clearances.

Step 6: Job offer

If your application has been successful we'll contact you to make an offer of employment. Prior to your start-date you will need to provide proof of degree completion.

After job 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 in January 2019!

Contact us

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