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MMG Dugald River - Surveying Cadetship Program

Job no: 499708
Work type: Limited Tenure / Fixed Term
Location: Dugald River Mine

We are MMG and we mine for progress.

At MMG, we mine to create wealth for our people, host communities and shareholders.

Working in partnership with our major shareholder – China Minmetals – our vision is to build the world’s most respected mining company.

We are guided by our Code of Conduct and our values of thinking safety first, respecting each other, working together, doing what we say and wanting to be better.

A long-term outlook, our pride in mining, our commitment to shared international standards and our respect for people, land and culture underpins our success.

We turn opportunities into rewards by working with our partners to deliver better, safer and more prosperous outcomes for communities. We are committed to maintaining the highest international standards for our industry demonstrated by our active participation in the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and through our alignment to the United Nations global development agenda.

Most importantly we provide a healthy, secure and safe workplace and a culture that values collaboration, accountability and respect;

In Australia, we operate Dugald River Mine in North Queensland and Rosebery Mine in West Coast of Tasmania.

MMG Dugald River - Surveying Cadetship Program

MMG’s cadetship program combines work and study across a structured four-year (full-time equivalent) program that provides hands-on learning, while completing a Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying).

Throughout this program, you will receive industry exposure and allows you to acquire experience in different facets of the organisation while allowing for exposure to MMG’s processes, technologies, and leaders.

Your growth is integral to the program and the majority of the learning takes place on the job. It focuses primarily on increasing self-awareness, learning from others and developing critical competencies for ongoing success.

  • Induction program to introduce you to the company, functions, peers, managers, and leaders
  • Ongoing activities to share each other’s knowledge, experiences, ideas and feedback
  • Contribution to projects and exposure to our Senior Leadership team
  • Specific skills development trainings, on various technologies as well as soft skills
  • Career mentoring providing guidance in preparing for your professional life

Successful cadets will receive on-site mentoring, roster flexibility to support work and study balance, the potential to receive up to 50% financial education assistance toward your degree and a competitive salary across the four-year program.

The Program will provide you with an outstanding opportunity to produce results, quickly gain credibility and develop a strong network within the organisation as well as the wider Mining industry.

We invite applications from students graduating in 2023 and early 2024 in the following disciplines from recognised universities within Australia


  • Current graduate students from University of Southern Queensland

What we offer

  • A safety-first culture
  • On-site accommodation at Dugald River is provided in fully air-conditioned en-suite rooms and includes meal service and room cleaning.
  • The new village features, communal media facilities including 4G coverage, onsite Medical Centre, sporting, brand new swimming pool and state of the art Gym/Female's Only Gym.
  • For candidates residing in the local community: -
    • Access to MMG Charter flights to Brisbane and Townsville for family/leisure purposes
    • Gym/PCYC membership
    • Financial Support for families where children attend boarding school
    • Retention payment for long term Cloncurry residents

As a company, MMG strives for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity. We recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities in which we operate.

To know more about MMG please visit our webpage

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the application closing date.

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Diversity at MMG

At MMG, our aim is to recruit diverse, talented people and to encourage them in their professional and personal development.

Our intent is to create a workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.

Our goal for diversity and inclusion is to create an environment where diversity and inclusion is utilised across the business to drive high performance and superior results.

Our diversity and inclusion strategy drivers


To ensure our workforce is diverse in a way that reflects our communities.


To create an inclusive and equitable culture.


To engage and position the organisation as diverse and inclusive.

Students and graduates

MMG offers various pathways for graduates and undergraduates to join MMG and gain a range of experiences in the minerals and metals industry.

We typically have annual graduate and undergraduate intakes for the major regions in which we operate such as Australia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lao PDR and Peru.

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Learn more about MMG’s operations

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, MMG is a mid-tier, global producer of base metals including copper and zinc.

MMG is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx: 1208), and operates and develops copper, zinc and other base metals products across Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Peru.

Vacation Program

We typically offer summer vacation employment to undergraduate students.
Our Vacation Employment Program provides an opportunity to gain practical experience and obtain an internal view of possible career options as well as supporting local universities close to our mining operations.

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