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Apprenticeships - Rio Tinto Yarwun & Boyne Smelters Limited

Rio Tinto - Gladstone Central, QLD

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Rio Tinto Apprenticeships – Boyne Smelters Limited and Yarwun refinery

  • Gain on the job experience and knowledge in a recognised trade qualification
  • Ongoing training and development in a lucrative industrial sector
  • Work with safety conscious and supportive colleagues

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for Apprentices – Mechanical (Fitter and Turner), Boilermaker and Electrical & Instrumentation to join Rio Tinto’s Operations in Gladstone – Yarwun and Boyne Smelters, where you will work across a variety of areas and gain exceptional knowledge and skills.

These roles are a great opportunity for hands on, self-starters who are looking to commence their career in heavy industry. You will be:

  • Learning and developing trade knowledge and skills relating to plant maintenance, machinery, processes and systems deployed across the site.
  • Working towards completing an apprenticeship in conjunction with a nationally recognised training plan through internal and external training (i.e. TAFE).
  • Working as part of a team to ensure safe, continuous and environmentally responsible operations.
  • Gaining experience from a range of qualified trade experts whilst being supported by onsite apprentice mentors.

What you’ll bring

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • The desire and willingness to learn with a self-motivated ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Strong work ethics with a commitment to health, safety and environmental work practices.
  • Experience working as part of a team and strong verbal and written communication skills.

Applicants must meet the specific site eligibility criteria:

Mechanical (Fitter and Turner) at Boyne Smelters and Yarwun:
Successfully completed Year 12 in 2019 or 2020 (or expected to complete in 2021), with a minimum grade of C in Maths and English

Boilermaker at Boyne Smelters:
Successfully completed Year 12 in 2019 or 2020 (or expected to complete in 2021), with a minimum grade of C in Maths and English

Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) at Boyne Smelters and Yarwun:
Successfully completed Year 12 in 2019 or 2020 (or expected to complete in 2021), with a minimum grade of C in English and grade of B in General Maths or grade C in Maths Methods.
Certificate II in Electrotechnology is highly regarded but not essential.

You will be required to attach the following documents:

  • For applicants currently completing Year 12 please attach a copy of your Year 11 final report in addition to your 2021 interim report.
  • For all other applicants please attach your final Year 12 school report.

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A fixed term position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you will be working

Rio Tinto is a global leader in aluminium, one of the world’s most widely used metals.

Active in the sector for more than 110 years, today we operate large-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refineries, and have the world’s most modern and competitive aluminium smelter portfolio.

Our Pacific Operations sites are located along the east coast of Australia, at the tip of the Northern Territory and in New Zealand’s south. With more than 6,800 employees, we operate a full value chain approach—mining, refining and smelting. Our portfolio includes four bauxite mines, two refineries, four smelters and one power station, and is supported by technical experts located in our Brisbane hub, including a fully operational Operations Centre.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

We are seeking to increase the diversity across our operations in order to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees and encourage female applicants to apply.

Applications close on 5 June 2021.