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Yancoal's 2021 Mining Engineering Cadetship Program

Location: Newcasltle/Hunter Valley

About the Business

Yancoal Australia is Australia’s largest pure play coal producer. It boasts three tier one thermal coal mines in New South Wales together with interests in three other metallurgical and thermal coal mines located in New South Wales and Queensland.  Yancoal Australia also manages five other Australian coal mines on behalf of related parties. Yancoal currently employs approximately 3,700 people across its operations. At Yancoal our people are our most valuable asset and we invest in developing our management and leadership talent throughout our operations.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

An outstanding opportunity to join Australia’s largest pure play coal producer awaits a passionate and goal oriented secondary school student or recent high school graduate wishing to advance a career as a Mining Engineer. You will have the opportunity to gain hands on mining experience whilst being supported with your studies to obtain your tertiary qualifications as a professional Mining Engineer.

Key Responsibilities:

• Complete the necessary secondary school qualifications to be accepted into the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering Transfer Program);
• Contribute as a valued team member within a production unit at an operating coal mine for a two year period whilst studying part time;
• Complete the necessary tertiary studies to gain accreditation as a professional Mining Engineer;
• Placement at one of our operating sites as a vocational student during university summer breaks whilst studying full time for the last three years of the Program;
• Placement into Yancoal’s Graduate Program upon gaining accreditation as a professional Mining Engineer.

For more information on the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering Transfer Program) please visit- https://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-engineering-mining-transfer-program


Skills and Experience

• Ability to work within a challenging team based environment;
• Self-motivated individual with a strong sense of commitment and willingness to learn;
• Australian Driver’s License;
• No mining experience necessary.


Yancoal provides a range of benefits to appeal to the diverse needs of our employees.  The following benefits are available to our successful Mining Engineering Cadets:

• Paid work experience whilst studying part time for the first 2 years at the University of Newcastle;
• University fees paid for upon successful semester completion;
• Living Away From Home Allowance (if applicable);
• The final three years of full-time study will be supplemented with a generous allowance to help subsidise living expenses;
• Corporate Subsidised Health Cover Premiums;
• Salary Continuance and Life Insurance Cover;
• Salary Sacrifice Options;
• Employee Assistance Programs;
• Educations Assistance;
• Service Recognition;
• Paid Parental Leave Provisions.


Applications close 15th July 2020