Mining, Energy & Resources

Want a career with heaps of diversity and opportunity?

Interested in the chance to travel to amazing places and countries? Like a job where you’re treated as one of a global family? Keen to work on the cutting edge of digital innovation and technology? Ready to learn more?

A career in the resources industry offers a wealth of opportunities – from fascinating roles, diverse work locations, life-long training and development, a commitment to sustainable work practices, and the chance to constantly innovate and look for better ways to do things.


5 Countries
10k Employees
1966 Founded

Meet Newcrest

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, we are one of the world’s largest gold mining companies, with operations in four countries and exploration and growth activity around the world. We find, develop and operate gold-copper mines. We are committed to maintaining a safe environment for our people, sustainably operating and developing mines in line with strong environmental and social practices and building lasting relationships with the communities in which we operate.

It is our vision to be the Miner of Choice.

Work with us…

A career with Newcrest may see you working as a geologist exploring ground all over the globe. It could have you working as an engineer designing the life of mine plans for our world-leading block caves. Perhaps you could be a data scientist using your expertise in crunching large data sets to improve our safety and operational and production performance. Or maybe you’ll be working in our social performance team collaborating with the local communities where we operate.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Newcrest…

Our activities in Australia and across the globe mean our people are offered more unique learning and development possibilities and opportunities. You will have the chance to apply your skills and expertise in the global mining community on a variety of projects and experiences.

We believe in being innovative. Being bold. We develop and use breakthrough technology, mining equipment and metallurgical processing methods, giving our people exposure to leading mining and processing techniques across both underground and open-cut operations.

At Newcrest, we’re committed to creating inclusive workplaces that welcome diversity and empower our people to create, innovate and collaborate. We recognise diversity goes beyond gender and local representation and know our different backgrounds, skills and capabilities build higher performing teams and make Newcrest a great place to work.

Life at Newcrest

Be Part Of A Great Team

Our people bring our organisation to life. With us, you’ll find experience all around you. Our leaders are visible and approachable, leading and supporting the organisation through transformation. We bring out the best in each other by collaborating, inspiring performance and a belief in making an impact.

Diversity And Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion are the keys to our success. you’ll be part of a team of people from a diverse range of backgrounds, led by inclusive leaders driving belonging and collaboration. We are continuing to increase the representation of women across our business globally, including females in technical and leadership roles; and employing indigenous, First Nation and local people in each of our global locations. A big part of our inclusive culture is the opportunity to collaborate and connect with colleagues all over the world through various online forums like MS Teams and Yammer.

Go Home Safely

Our greatest responsibility is ensuring our people go home safe and healthy from work every day; it is essential to our ongoing success and an enduring focus for our business. By providing the right tools and systems, we empower our people to make the best decisions and take the action they need to work safely.

Focus On Your Development

A good business is only as strong as its people and we are passionate about developing our people through effective leadership, education and training. We create opportunities for our people, at all levels, to grow both personally and professionally. We have programs to support our leaders with practical skills to assist them in areas such as delegation, decision-making, developing talent, managing work, effective communication, feedback, and coaching.

We also offer Education Assistance to support employees pursuing ongoing education. The relationship between educational institutions and industry is extremely important and as a Newcrest employee, you’ll be an ambassador for our business as we create pathways for future generations together.

Enjoy Great Employee Benefits

In addition to great benefits like flexibility, competitive salaries, and additional leave provisions, we have a range of employee discount programs in place for things like buying your first car, holidays, and fitness.

Caring For The Environment

Newcrest is a member of the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) – an international organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry. Through our ICMM membership, we aspire to be industry leaders in sustainable mining, with a commitment to conducting our activities ethically and transparently. We aim to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment, for example, we are working to better understand and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions through the use of renewable power generation and low emission technologies.

Part Of The Community

Newcrest is committed to delivering sustainable and long-term benefits in a way that supports and respects the rights and aspirations of the communities we work in. Newcrest’s presence provides many benefits to the countries and communities in which we operate, including improved access to employment, health, education and training opportunities; and investment in community infrastructure and services – such as roads, hospitals, schools and water and sanitation facilities. We also support the different community causes of the places where we operate, for example, through sponsorship of local and regional events and activities.

Innovating For The Future

At Newcrest, we have a degree of agility that allows us to move quickly, with the financial strength to back our technology and innovation aspirations. An openness to new ideas has enabled us to change, transform and grow. ‘The Newcrest Crowd’ is our own crowdsourcing platform that allows us to harness the collective ideas of innovative thinkers around the world and to help rapidly ‘hack’ multi-million-dollar business problems.

Pack Your Bags

Join our Exploration and Business Development teams and you will have the opportunity to travel the world in search of Newcrest’s next big gold and copper deposits. Or, if you work in functions like IT and Innovation, travel the world to learn from other leading organisations. And if you need to relocate for work, we offer competitive relocation packages to get you there.

Live Our Values

Everything we do at Newcrest is underpinned by our five values: caring for people; integrity and honesty; working together; innovation and problem solving, and high performance. Each year we celebrate our employees through the Living Our Values Awards, recognising the outstanding contribution they make to the business and their strong commitment to living by our values.

Explore The Unknown

Look around and you’ll discover opportunities to explore different pathways. Supported by development programs and guided by our leaders, you’ll learn and grow in your time with us. We offer a range of entry points including apprentice, Vacation and Graduate programs. We believe in long-term careers and offer positions across many different professions and locations.

If you love working with your hands, a position within our maintenance teams could be perfect for you. Or, if you enjoy subjects like economics, accounting or psychology, a career in our Finance, HR or IT teams could be your dream role. Love sunsets, wild open spaces and geography? Look at joining our Exploration team. For those of you looking to study engineering, we have great positions available from mechatronics to mining engineering to metallurgical processing.

What Newcrest Means to Me

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Working in mining at Cadia, living in Orange


An apprenticeship can be an excellent way of starting your career and explore the unknown in the mining sector and developing sought after skills.

Supporting you with your apprenticeship will be a community of like-minded leaders and friendly team members who value early career development, and provide personal and professional guidance across your journey. With exposure to technical experts, you will gain valuable knowledge and life skills.

At our Cadia mine site, we offer a unique opportunity for employees and their families to enjoy a mining career, all whilst living in a major regional centre only three hours’ drive from Sydney, NSW.

Cadia is also a smoke-free site since January 1st, 2020.

What we offer

  • 4-year Apprenticeship Qualification
  • Comprehensive training plan
  • Excellent opportunities to develop your skills whilst on the job
  • Experience in both surface and underground mining operations
  • A great start to your career in mining in a global company

At Newcrest, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued and supported to bring their whole unique self to work. Diversity and inclusion are essential parts of Newcrest’s vision, values and company culture.

As an Apprentice you will undertake a 4-year training program on a fixed-term contract, to further develop your trade skillset across one of the below areas, whilst adhering to the highest of safety standards:

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Metal fabrication
  • Light vehicle
  • Heavy vehicle

Our apprenticeship roles are advertised on our Careers page and official social media accounts.

Graduate Program

Newcrest offers a wide variety of opportunities including Graduate and Vacation programs each year across Australia, Papua New Guinea and Canada.

Our Australian Operations:

  • Cadia Mine Site, in the regional centre of Orange, NSW.
  • Telfer Mine Site, in the Pilbara region of WA

Our two-year program offers a career in the resources industry, the chance to travel and work with cutting edge digital innovation and technology.

Newcrest’s two-year Australian Graduate Program offers a diverse and unique learning journey, with the ability to further enhance your passion for mining across our Australian operations. Our Graduates gain experience over a two-year period and rotate between our regional Cadia operations in New South Wales and our FIFO Telfer operations in Western Australia.

Working as part of a team, you’ll participate in exciting real-life projects with leading professionals dedicated to the safe exploration, mining and production of gold, you will gain invaluable hands-on professional experience and development.

Supporting you along with your Graduate Program, underpinned by a competitive salary package and relocation offering, will be a community of like-minded leaders who value early career development, and provide personal and professional support across your journey. With exposure to leadership teams and technical experts, you will uncover a wealth of knowledge and life skills.

As a graduate, you will commence the program in January each year and be required to rotate in 12 months and gain experience in our Australian operations:

  • Cadia (Residential Monday to Friday Rotation) – our Cadia operations are a short 25-minute drive outside of the regional centre of Orange. Cadia offers a unique residential mining lifestyle with exposure to first-class mining techniques, methods and projects.
  • Telfer (FIFO Shift Work Rotation) – Located in the Great Sandy Desert in the East Pilbara region of WA, Telfer is a short two-hour flight from Perth. Working as a fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) operation, comprising of open pit and underground. While at the site, Telfer offers a unique learning experience and a diverse range of recreational activities including a gym, swimming pool, driving range, movie room and refurbished communal eatery.

Who we are looking for?

We seek applications from recent, or soon-to-be graduates with a tertiary qualification that enables them to work in one of the following disciplines:

  • Operational Mining Automation & Robotics
  • IT & Digital Platforms – Data Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering – Underground & Open Pit
  • Environment
  • Exploration Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy Mine Geology
  • Mining Surveying
  • Process Control

Following the completion of the Graduate Program, we transition our graduates to permanent positions bringing with them a strong understanding of our business and culture, established networks, a broad range of experience across our organisation, and demonstrated commitment to our values.

Our Graduates

Our Telfer Graduates
Our Cadia Graduates

Vacation Program

Newcrest offers a wide variety of opportunities including Graduate and Vacation programs each year across Australia, Papua New Guinea and Canada.

Our Australian Operations:

  • Cadia Mine Site, in the regional centre of Orange, NSW.
  • Telfer Mine Site, in the Pilbara region of WA

Our Australian Vacation Program provides a practical and fulfilling 12-week paid work placement over the period December to February each year for university students currently studying towards the completion of their degree.

Working as part of a team, you’ll participate in exciting real-life projects with leading professionals dedicated to the safe exploration, mining and production of gold, you will gain invaluable hands-on professional experience and development.

Who we are looking for?

We are seeking applications from a penultimate year or soon to graduate students with a tertiary qualification in the following disciplines:

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

We are looking for a strong academic record coupled with excellent people skills and leadership potential. Previous work experience and a demonstrated commitment to the community will be highly regarded.

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