Undergraduate Geotechnical

Job Description


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

About Cannington

Cannington is one of the world's largest and lowest-cost producers of silver and lead. Located in northwest Queensland, Cannington boasts an underground mine and processing facility situated approximately 800 kilometres west of Townsville and a concentrate handling facility at the Port of Townsville. Cannington mine provides on-site accommodation including meal services, as well as sporting and gym facilities.

Cannington have exciting opportunities for students in their penultimate year, studying any of the following disciplines:

  • Geotechnical Engineering


FIFO: Embarkation Points include - Cairns, Townsville & Brisbane


Vacation Program

Our reason is simple - we're looking for our future leaders and technical experts. Join us to begin your future.

With operations located across Australia, our Vacation program runs over a 12-week period and is a pathway to our Graduate Program. Our Vacation Program provides practical and hands-on experience to develop new skills and gain technical, professional, and hands-on experience required to build your career and reach your potential.


The vacation program provides you with a unique opportunity to learn and excel in your chosen career. When you join the South32 Vacation Program you will:

  • Gain practical and meaningful experience at your preferred operation
  • Undertake a project relevant to your degree that you will own and deliver
  • Extend your professional network with colleagues from across the globe
  • Grow personally and professionally in a dynamic, inclusive, and supportive culture


To be eligible, you will:

  • Be in your penultimate year of study
  • Have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Be available for the full duration of the 12-week program - commencing November 2023


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.