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Women in Aluminium program

Do you want to make a positive, lasting impact?

What if you could do that in a role where hard work, dedication and outside-the-box thinking is not just encouraged, but rewarded?

Our Women in Aluminium program is your opportunity to make that future a reality.

At Rio Tinto, we know inclusive and diverse workplaces deliver better safety outcomes, improved financial performance, higher productivity, increased innovation and better decision-making.

Through our Women in Aluminium program, we’re increasing the number of women in our operational leadership teams by recruiting talented women into roles where they are supported to develop their skills and contribute to positive cultural change.

No experience in the mining industry is required – we are interested in your dedication to achieving your leadership potential and your unique skills and experience.

You may have never considered mining, or feel that your current career path is your set future. But with Rio Tinto, you will be joining some of the industry’s best and brightest minds. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop your career with us are broad and exciting.

Successful applicants will be supported by tailored mentoring, networking, coaching, and education programs to enhance their leadership, technical, safety and business capabilities.

Diversity Award winner

We’re proud to receive the HireVue Diversity Star award for our Women in Aluminium Program for our Aluminum operations on Australia’s east coast. As a business we’re extremely passionate about increasing gender diversity across our global operations and we’re thrilled to be the recipients of this industry award.

HireVue Diversity Star Award

Janei Leota 

Developing Leader, Yarwun

I get the best of both worlds with this program – I get to interact with people and share my leadership knowledge, while being out in the field around massive machinery."

Amy Dew

Developing Leader, Boyne Smelters

Being part of the pilot was a wonderful opportunity – and a lifelong one. There are so many opportunities for career and growth within Rio Tinto and this a great way to get started.”


Jo Bates

Operations Superintendent, Queensland Alumina Limited 

The pilot program has truly demonstrated the immense value of having new leaders coming into our business. Their unique experiences and the diversity they offer our leadership capabilities enables us to build stronger teams and be open to new ideas, systems and processes.”

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Why join Rio Tinto

At Rio Tinto, a challenging, flexible and rewarding career awaits you. Learn more about the benefits and development initiatives you will enjoy as a valued member of our team.