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Type of Organisation

Mining Service Provider

Employer Profile

Thiess is the world's largest mining services provider with 90-years of pioneering 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 strong global workforce has the skills, experience and resourcefulness to realise opportunities, respond to project challenges and add value to our 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 our students think


Ryan Best – Vacation Student / Undergraduate Mechatronics Engineer

Ryan participated in Thiess’ vacation program before he was employed at Thiess as an undergraduate.


He saw it as a great opportunity to work with a world leading mining contractor which is pushing boundaries in autonomous technology and environmental rehabilitation.


“Thiess offers a workplace with dynamic teams that allow you to collaborate on projects that deliver impactful results. My work with the autonomy team provided me with my first exposure to heavy class autonomy technology being used commercially.


“I highly recommend Thiess’ vacation program to anyone wanting exposure to mining and autonomy. Thiess allows you to get stuck in on projects that you are interested in, and provides great context for any future opportunities to do with industry.”


Toto Burnbeebaatar – Vacation Student / Undergraduate, Mechanical Engineer

Toto came to Australia from Mongolia to pursue her master's degree, and was eager to gain industry experience in the Australian market. She was fortunate enough to have the opportunity join the Thiess Asset Reliability team through the Vacation Program where she received guidance and gained invaluable experience.


“During my program I witnessed the culture of kindness, diversity, and gender equality permeating Thiess. From the program's onset, everyone was eager to assist me in navigating the new work environment. I worked on several projects and was privy to the knowledge and expertise of my colleagues.


“I was particularly drawn to the maintenance aspect of mining and decided to remain on as an undergraduate mechanical engineer during the final year of my degree. I have already applied for the Thiess graduate program and am thrilled to continue my journey with them.


“I am proud to share my experience at Thiess as a vacation student with my peers and encourage them to join the company. Thank you, Thiess, and the kindness of my coworkers, who always welcome me.”

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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