Learn from leaders, build a successful career.
Our Foundations for Graduates Program was designed to develop our future leaders and technical experts. The Program equips our graduates with the tools they'll need to establish and build a successful career with us.
As a graduate on our Program, you'll have unique opportunities to:
develop a global network of colleagues
gain exposure to our world-class operations
grow personally and professionally in a dynamic, inclusive and supportive culture
Best in class development opportunities.
Our integrated two-year Program smoothly transitions our graduates from university to a work environment.
In addition to your day-to-day work, you'll complete a number of work-based, team and academic activities to help you develop in a number of key areas.
Our Program is designed to include a variety of learning events to meet the needs of our diverse graduate population.
Over the course of the Program, you will learn about our business and our values, your team and most importantly, yourself. You will develop your decision-making, communication, technical and critical leadership skills, access executive coaching, and participate in intensive residential programs. You will also gain invaluable on-the-job experience analysing and solving real business issues.
BHP Billiton Foundations for Graduates Program Journey Map
We recruit our graduates from a variety of disciplines to work across teams, businesses and geographic regions. At the conclusion of the Program, you will have worked with leaders in our industry, accessed the latest technologies and equipment and established long-lasting professional networks that will contribute to your career with us.
"Graduates are developed from the first day they step into the job and they're given a real job. At the same time, they also ensure we have the support structures in place to help us grow through the two years that we are in the Program.”
Hazel Tan, Marketing, Singapore.
We partner with world-leading business schools in Melbourne, Santiago, Houston and Johannesburg. As a global Program, all our graduates receive the same platform to work from as they commence their careers, regardless of their location. The Program has also been recognised three times by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) as the Best Graduate Development Program in Australia.
Meet our graduates
Share the experiences and journeys of some of our recent gradutes.
Hazel Tan, Administrator Distribution, Aluminium Manganese & Nickel, Marketing, Singapore.
David Martin, Mining Engineer, New South Wales Energy Coal, Mt Arthur Coal, Australia.
Karabo Lekgothoane, Process Engineer, Manganese South Africa, Samancor, South Africa.