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Vacation program Q&As

What types of positions are available?
We recruit from the following discipline areas*

  • Data Science
  • Engineering (Mining, Electrical, Process Control, Mechanical, Geotechnical)
  • Environmental Science
  • Mine Geology and Exploration Geology
  • Metallurgy

Where could I be based for my role?
Vacation Students have the opportunity to work at one of our Australian operations – either Cadia Operations in Orange, NSW or Telfer mine site in the Pilbara region in WA (FIFO from Perth).

When can I apply for the vacation program?
Applications for our 2019-20 Summer Vacation Program OPEN 6 May 2019 and close midnight Friday 31 May 2019.

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 Orange or Perth to work with us, we will meet reasonable costs associated with your relocation, including:

  • Rental assistance for the 12 week period of the placement.
  • Return travel for you at the commencement and completion of your program.

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 or in Melbourne. Smart business dress is appropriate for an interview conducted in person.

Can I do Vacation work over a different period?
It is our preference for all Vacation students to complete Vacation work at the same time.

Can I defer my start date?
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.

What happens to my personal information?
Please see our Privacy Statement included in our Terms and conditions for further information.

*Subject to change according to business requirements.