Graduate / Vacation / Apprenticeship Programs

At IGO, our people are important to us. We are bold, passionate, fearless and fun ‐ a smarter, kinder, more innovative team. We are as focused on your success as you are. When you join us, we will invest in your career and your development, to ensure you achieve your goals, now and into the future. That is the IGO difference.

Opportunities to innovate, contribute and learn which are unrivalled in the industry. Our mentors and training will instil you with the confidence and knowledge you need to thrive in your career.


IGO apprenticeships are all about practical, hands on training programs where employees are paid while they learn a trade and provide a great start to a trade-based career. IGO’s team of skilled and experienced tradespeople work together with Apprenticentre W.A. to guide apprentices through every stage of their training – both practical and theoretical – and support them to become quality trades people who are sought after to work in Mining and/or many other industries. 

We are always interested in speaking to individuals who want a trade career and encourage you to contact us at with a covering letter stating your area of interest in the subject line of your email. 

Find out what some of our recent graduate and vacation students have to say about their experience at IGO!


"From day one the IGO graduate program is hands on with on-the-job training. I was provided with the practical skills and knowledge needed to contribute to daily operations and be a valuable member of the team. A career in mining and mineral processing is extremely rewarding as every day is different. There are always new challenges to overcome and new opportunities to learn. If you are looking for a graduate program where you can get out there and get your hands dirty, then IGO is for you!" - Lauren, Chemical Engineering Graduate


"The IGO graduate program has allowed me to experience all parts of our business. Broadening my knowledge of departments I would have otherwise not completely understood I feel empowered to make value adding decisions every day and really have a contribution." - Trent, Mining Engineering Graduate


"During the IGO graduate program I have had the opportunity to work with great people on relevant, dynamic and hands on projects. From day one I have been part of the team, where my opinions are valued and I am encouraged to participate, lead projects and collaborate with multiple departments. IGO values skills and knowledge development. I can think of no better starting point for my career!" - Tess, Environmental Science Graduate


"The IGO vacation program has been an empowering and very rewarding experience. This is my first time working in a professional business environment relating to my degree, I never feel afraid to ask questions – the team is always available to help me learn and grow. The people I’ve worked with have been very friendly (both in South Perth office and Nova Mine site) and treated me like one of their own." - Victor, IT Vacation Student



Each year our Graduate Program offers outstanding university graduates a 2-3 year program starting with us in January/February with the aim of supporting them in their transition from study to career.

Our program is designed to focus on the needs of the individual and to educate, challenge and reward graduates in a work environment that will foster and develop them into future leaders and technical experts. Graduates assume real roles with real on-the-job responsibilities and work to investigate and solve real business issues. From the moment a graduate commences with IGO, we are committed to playing a part in the development of their career.

We also think that it is important to connect Graduates with each other and bring them together three times per year for GradConnect events with the focus on development, networking with senior leaders and having some fun!

Take the next important step in your career, become an IGO Graduate. Applications for our Graduate Program should be forwarded by 31 March each year to with a covering letter stating your area of study or interest in the subject line of your email.

IGO is committed to development and succession planning for undergraduate students and newly graduated professionals.


For all current job vacancies at IGO, please see our Vacancy page.



The IGO Vacation Program offers both undergraduate and post graduate students the opportunity to participate in a 12-week program held over the Australian summer break - commencing in November each year with the prospect of securing a Graduate position.

We place great importance in our Vacation Program as we recognise the future of our mining industry and business success depends upon supporting today’s students. That’s why our paid Vacation Program introduces students from a rage of disciplines to a range of work functions to ensure critical industry experience is gained by them to broaden the student’s future employment opportunities. Our program is specifically designed to optimise students' exposure and practical experience in their chosen discipline.

Applications for our Vacation Program should be forwarded by 31st March each year to with a covering letter stating your area of study or interest in the subject line of your email.




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