13 March 2020

Alcoa recruiting university graduates now

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Employee Tina Vos
Alcoa Mechanical Engineer Graduate Tina Vos encourages university graduates to apply for the company’s Graduate Program.

Alcoa Australia is looking to recruit nine motivated and curious university graduates wanting to accelerate their careers as part of its 2021 Graduate Program.

The company is seeking graduates, or those students with up to nine months left of their studies, to work in the following areas: research science; mining engineering; electrical engineering; chemical engineering; and mechanical engineering.

The three-week recruitment campaign closes on Monday 6 April.

Those selected for the highly sought-after three-year program could work at Alcoa’s bauxite mines and alumina refineries south of Perth, near either Mandurah or Bunbury or in Kwinana, or within 16 kilometres of Perth’s CBD at the company’s Booragoon head office. Graduates will also work alongside some of the world’s most experienced professionals, earn a competitive salary and use their degree to make a difference in the dynamic global commodities business.

Tina Vos is a third-year Graduate Mechanical Engineer and credits the company’s specialised program for providing the experience she will need for a long and successful career.

“Applying for Alcoa’s Graduate Program has been the best thing I have done for my career,” Ms Vos said.

“During my time here, I have been challenged both professionally and personally which has developed me as an engineer and a person.

“When looking for a job after university, I knew working for Alcoa would allow me to be on site each day but also at home every night, that’s rare in the resources industry.

“And Alcoa has a really inclusive workplace where I am a valued member of the mechanical engineering team at Kwinana refinery.

“Graduates should not hesitate to apply for these roles, being at university is where you learn the theory, but being on site is where you learn how things actually work.”

Alcoa has a proud history and commitment to training generations of skilled and educated employees, having trained and developed more than 2000 apprentices, trainees and graduates since 1963.

The company has also contributed economically and socially to the fabric of Western Australian society for 57 years. It employs some 4,200 people, many of whom live regionally in the communities where it operates.

Alcoa is committed to achieving greater gender balance and embraces diversity, encouraging applications from women and people of all backgrounds. The company has been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency for 18 consecutive years.

Applications for Alcoa’s 2021 Graduate Program will be received until Monday 6 April 2020. For more information or to apply visit www.alcoa.com.au/graduateopps.


Media contacts:
Jane McGuire, Senior Communications Adviser, 0410 694 676, jane.mcguire@alcoa.com
Mika Sangalli, Senior Communications Adviser, 0409 125 623, mika.sangalli@alcoa.com