Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

As a global leader in the mining and metals industry, we work for your future as much as you work for ours. At Rio Tinto, everything we do is underpinned by our commitment to safety and collaboration. We have an open and diverse culture of opportunity, ensuring a rewarding working environment in which our people can thrive.

Pilbara apprenticeships

Our four-year apprenticeship programmes are designed to deliver the high standard of learning needed to gain a trade qualification.

In the Pilbara, we operate an integrated network of 15 iron ore mines, four port facilities and a 1,700 kilometre rail network. Our successful iron ore business opens doors for those who are hungry to take on new challenges in the world of mining.

Our apprenticeship programmes will give you on-the-job experience at one of our world-class iron ore operations, while working towards a nationally-recognised qualification.


We have opportunities available for those keen to qualify in the following roles:

  • Mobile Equipment Mechanic – Heavy Duty Diesel Fitter
  • Light Vehicle Mechanic
  • Fixed Plant – Mechanical Fitter
  • Electrician

Diversifying our workforce

As the largest private sector employer of Indigenous Australians, we’ve built our strong work ethic upon foundations of equality, understanding and flexibility. We foster an inclusive culture where everyone has opportunities for personal development and career growth.

We are dedicated to diversifying our workforce and encourage Indigenous Australians and women to apply for our apprenticeship programmes.

Why join

A career with Rio Tinto will offer you the opportunity to drive your own development with the right tools to succeed. Our collaborative culture means everyone works together in an environment where you have the freedom to inspire and be inspired by those around you. You can also look forward to a competitive salary package and great benefits.