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In our US based operations and corporate office we have many opportunities for you to join our business.

We look for students with a range of degrees that include (but not limited) to:

  • Technology: Data Science, Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Software Engineering, Mathematics, Management of Information Systems, Business Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Data Science, Analytics, Geology, Geoscience  
  • Engineering: Mining, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical, Mine Geotechnical, Civil, Metallurgy / Minerals Processing, Chemical, Construction, Environmental
  • Health Science: Safety, Health, Occupational Hygiene, Safety Engineering, Process Safety Engineering
  • Science: Earth Science / Geology (Masters/PhD), Hydrogeology, Environmental, Physics, Chemistry, Spatial Science (Surveying)
  • Supply
  • Marketing

Interns you will be a full time student studying at an accredited US university and start in May working with us for a 12 week program.  You will need to be highly self-driven to seek out projects to showcase your capability.  Our most talented interns will get access to graduate opportunities before we go to the market.  Do well as an intern and you will go to the front of the line to receive a job offer. What a great way to start you career! 

Graduates you will be joining a global cohort of like-minded graduates who will work on real business problems.  As a permanent employee you will start on our global Graduate Program where you will get unprecedented access to senior leaders to mentor and guide your course work.   One of the key objectives of our program is to ensure graduates build the skills and capabilities they need now to become BHP leaders in the future. To do that, we’ve aligned what they’ll learn on the graduate program with the broader leadership capabilities we teach our BHP leaders.  The graduate program is based on three key learning principles: it’s leader-led; embedded at work; and focused on business solutions. The program is global, meaning that no matter where graduates work at BHP, they’ll be developing the same skills and capabilities as their peers. There’s also a local context where graduates can apply what they’ve learned in their own work environments.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a graduate or intern role?

You will need to apply online, by submitting your resume and completing our application form. 

Any tips for applying?

Ask someone to review your resume before you submit it to avoid any spelling mistakes or typos.  Don’t worry about a cover letter, we don’t need one.

Will you accept a late application?

We know life can be busy, but you will need to apply on time. We won’t accept latecomers or
paper applications. 

What is the selection process?

  • Online application
  • On-Campus Interviews
  • Medical assessments and Background Checks

I’m not sure if BHP is for me?

Make sure you do your research on BHP – who we are, what we do and to know if we are right for you.  You might know someone who has worked for us, so ask them about us.

If I am offered a graduate role is it permanent?

Yes, you would be a permanent BHP employee. 

As an intern do I automatically receive a graduate role?

Interns don’t automatically receive a graduate role, however if you perform well and we have a position you will be offered a role before we release our vacancies to the market. 

Can I defer my graduate offer?

No. Due to changing business requirements we are unable to defer an offer for another year. 

2020 US application and recruitment process


Apply online. We will assess your application and be in touch with you regarding next steps.

On Campus Interviews

You will get the chance to meet with multiple business leaders
September-Early October

Decision time

We will assess all the information you have given us and determine the best opportunity for you.
Late October-Early November


Congratulations you will hear from us offering you a position as either an intern or graduate.

Early November (Intern)

September and January (Grad)

What we look for

Our people are as diverse as our unique global workforce.

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Our programs

We have graduate and internship opportunities globally across our assets and operations.

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Frequently asked questions

Find out more about what to expect when you work for BHP, or apply for a role using our online application system.

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