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Type of Organisation

Mining Service Provider

Employer Profile

Thiess is the world's largest mining services provider with more than 85-years of history. As a solutions provider to the mining industry, Thiess is uniquely placed as a trusted partner to help lead sustainable, responsible mining, and contribute to a low carbon future by working with clients, suppliers and the industry to help enable the global energy transition. Our 12,000 strong global workforce has the skills, experience and resourcefulness to realise opportunities, respond to project challenges and add value to clients’ needs.


Future Talent Programs - Grow with us to create a purposeful career at Thiess.


Vacation Program / Interns – Make the Uni holidays count


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.


Scholarships – Invest in your future


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.


Our scholarships reward excellence, recognise potential and assist those who are passionate about their studies and need financial support. Scholarship students are also given the opportunity to be part of our Vacation Program, gaining industry experience and networking opportunities.


Graduate Program – Launch your career with on-the-job training


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.


What do our Students think?


Mitch Dawson – QCoal Northern Hub


During his Engineering studies, Mitch took part in two Vacation Program placements with Thiess. After graduation, Mitch was successful in securing a role on the Graduate Program and has since been promoted to Mining Engineer at QCoal Northern Hub.


“My advice to anyone interested in joining the mining industry is to apply for vacation work with Thiess – this will give you an opportunity to experience mining first-hand and often leads to grad opportunities”


Sophia Alfonso – Lake Vermont


Sophia speaks fondly of her time as a Vac Student and the importance of that work in setting her up for her career. “I can’t recommend Vacation work more highly – both times I was given great opportunities to apply my learning and contribute to real work that would deliver for the business. Those experiences helped me grow as a young professional and gave me a great introduction to reliability support, planning and preventative maintenance. As a young professional, I am very grateful for the opportunities to learn from my colleagues who are always willing to help.”


“For anyone considering the mining industry – I would say go for it. You can build a great diverse career and go after new experiences that interest you,” Sophia concluded.

Locations where there are vacancies for Interns

Various Locations across Australia, including but not limited to: Brisbane, Hunter Valley, Central Queensland, Western Australia

Residency requirements for Interns wishing to apply

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents only

Roles available for Interns

Mining Engineering, Surveying, Geotechnical, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Finance & Accounting, Health & Safety, Environment, Data Science, Human Resources, Legal, ICT

Degree Subjects Required for Interns wishing to apply

Relevant degrees for above roles.

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