Future Talent

Thiess invests in future leaders by providing graduates the opportunity to contribute to innovation, work on global projects and develop a viable skillset for the future.

Future Talent

#Graduate programs

Launch your career with on-the-job training

At Thiess, you'll be part of a thriving and fast-paced global team at the forefront of transforming sustainability in the mining sector. 

Our company is committed to developing and harnessing the power of people. From day one, we'll help you apply what you've learned at university in a real work environment. You'll find Thiess is not only a great launching pad for your career but a place where your contribution is valued and your development is advanced.

#As a Thiess graduate, you'll:


Learn through structured on-the-job training and guided learning plans


Receive leadership mentoring from industry experts


Rotate through different placements, roles and projects over two years


Gain the opportunity to score a permanent position with Thiess


Connect with like-minded graduates

As a Thiess Graduate, you will experience structured, on the job training, guided learning plans and ongoing professional development. Our programs vary in length and frequency depending on the region and can include working in both office-based roles and remote locations supporting our operations.


Our Australia Graduate Program is designed to challenge and reward, helping you realise your full potential sooner. Over the two-year program, you will undertake up to two twelve-month rotations with placements in various roles, projects and functions.

Applications for our 2023/ 2024 Graduate Program have now closed, however, you can register your expression of interest for our next intake below.

For more information on our Australia Graduate Program, please email futuretalent@thiess.com.

#Frequently asked questions

How many graduates does Thiess employ each year?

Our intake numbers vary, but it is usually around 18-30 positions.

Will I be a permanent employee?

Yes. Graduates are employed as permanent employees at Thiess, subject to a probationary period of six months.

What is the purpose of graduate rotations?

The purpose of rotations is for graduates to gain exposure to other business areas, expand their skill set, be exposed to different career pathways and broaden their network within the company.

How are rotations determined?

Rotations are mapped, considering graduate preferences, business requirements and functional lead recommendations focusing on the learning and development requirements for each discipline area.

Will I receive relocation assistance to support moving to my rotation placements?

Yes, Thiess provides our graduates with relocation assistance should they need to relocate to commence employment on our graduate program.

What accommodation options are available to graduates in the regional areas?

If you are placed at a Thiess project in Queensland, camp or shared graduate accommodation is available.

If you are placed at a Thiess project in New South Wales, shared graduate accommodation is available in either Singleton or Muswellbrook.

What is a learning plan?

Each graduate is issued with a learning plan that guides their learning and development and assists them in reaching their career goals.

What professional development does Thiess provide?

In addition to on-the-job training and mentoring, our graduates participate in professional development days, covering a range of topics that focus on soft skill development.

What happens on completion of the graduate program?

Our program aims to transition our graduates into operational or functional positions once they have completed the program. The rotations are designed to give graduates the relevant exposure and experience to transition successfully.


We offer a range of opportunities across our Indonesia operations. Join our program for your chance grow and go further.

Applications for our 2022 program have now closed. Please check back later this year for our next intake.

Vacation students

Vacation students

Gain real, on-the-job experience in your university break. In a structured environment with expert support, you'll have the opportunity to do meaningful work that directly contributes to our company.



Our Apprenticeship Program is a great way to kick-start your career and secure a pathway into our large and diverse workforce.



As the mining industry evolves, graduates like you are the future of our industry. Thiess believes in constantly developing bright minds, passionate innovators and team players.