Graduate Program

Orica is where you will make things happen. From big to small, and from local to global. It's where you have the power to make change and shape the future.

Shape your career at a place where your distinct potential can find its place.

Click here to apply for the 2024 Australia Graduate Program!


Our two-year Global Graduate Program offers two engaging and diverse rotations to give you the experience you need to set your career up for success.

It’s an exciting time to join us – we are shaping the future of mining through digital and automated technologies, spark new ways of thinking, pioneering innovation and reimagining the way we work.

The experience we offer you

During the two-year graduate program, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge with coaching, on-the-job-training and career management guidance.
You will have your own personalised learning roadmap, to guide your experience and ensure your distinct potential is supported. 

The Orica Graduate Program is focused on developing graduates across our core business units:

  • Mining Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Supply & Logistics
  • Marketing

During the two-year graduate program, you will:

  • Participate in facilitated events help us to Grow, Spark, and Shape together
  • Connect in graduate circle groups to reflect and share learnings across your diverse on-the-job experiences, and solve simulated challenges through collaboration and insight
  • Receive evidence-based diagnostic tools with highly effective feedback and insights to how these can be used to support your ongoing development
  • Buddy with our talented people that have experienced life as a graduate at Orica
  • Be mentored by senior leaders in the business
  • Be celebrated in a global showcase of graduates’ successes

Our promise to you

  • Grow
  • Shape
  • Spark

We'll help you grow

No matter where you start, we value your individual contributions and expertise and encourage you to choose a career path that suits you, wherever you'd like to go.  

  • Technical learning frameworks to support you on rotation
  • Career Frameworks to clarify your career path options
  • Opportunities to be involved in global Graduate Sustainability Committees.

Shape your career

We'll provide you with diverse opportunities and exposure across the business so you can develop your skills, expertise and never stop learning. 

  • A global footprint where you’ll have exposure to learn and develop
  • Facilitated online learning through pod or webinar sessions
  • Professional development workshops
  • A Graduate buddy for peer-to-peer support. 

Spark the next big idea

We welcome big ideas. That's why we'll set you up for success to turn them into actions and innovations. 

  • From day one, you'll have real opportunity and real responsibility
  • Be at the forefront of new technology
  • Be part of an innovative environment, collaborating with our centres of innovation and experts on ground-breaking projects.

Hear from our former Graduates

Caitlin - WebGenTM Engineer


Kyu - Blasting Engineer


Rory - Technical Services Engineer

What are we looking for from you?

 Backgrounds we are looking for

Our Opportunities 

Customer Success
Manufacturing & Supply
 Creative Strategy
 Mining Services Quarry & Construction   Mining Chemicals & Discrete Manufacturing Supply      Marketing      Technology & Innovation
Chemical / Process Engineering      *      *
Mining Engineering  *  *
Electrical Engineering      *  *
Civil Engineering & Earth Sciences  *  *  *  *
Mechanical Engineering      *  *
Software Engineering        *
Supply Chain & Logistics        *
Mechatronics, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Technology (Data Science)            *
Commerce / Marketing / Economics        *  *  *
 Additional Eligibility Criteria
  • Bachelor or Master’s completed in 2022, or due to be completed in 2023
  • Full working rights in Australia
  • Valid driving licence to travel between sites

The Selection Process

The five main steps of our selection process are:

Step 1 - Online application (27/2 - 11/4)

Once applications are open on February 27th, you can send us your resume and there will be a short application form for you to complete for us to get to know you.

Step 2 - Phone interviews

After completing your application, suitable candidates can expect a short phone interview. This is for us to understand why you want to join Orica and for you to ask us any questions you have on the process.

Step 3 - Future Shaper Labs 

The Future Shaper Labs allow you to learn more about Orica and showcase your unique attributes and personalities that will help us shape the future. This will also help us understand how you interact and work in a team environment by tackling a real-life business problem.

Step 4 - Individual Interviews

A great opportunity for you to chat with leaders in the business and for them to get to know you further. Just bring your whole self to this behavioural questions-based interview!

Step 5 - Psychometric Assessments

The process will be wrapped up with short psychometric assessments. This is designed to highlight your ability to solve work-related problems as well as discovering what some of your personality and professional traits are. 



Frequently Asked Questions

When do applications open?

Applications for our graduate program will open on 27 February 2023 until 11 April 2023.

How long is the Graduate Program?

Our Graduate program goes for two years.

When will Graduates commence in their roles?

Start date for all graduates will be early February 2024.

When will I hear back from Orica?

Due to the large amount of applications, our Talent Acquisition team review applications on a weekly basis. As soon as an outcome is reached on progression to the next round, the team will contact you.

How will my development be supported during and post the program?

Our graduate rotation schemes will prepare you with the skills and knowledge base in which to spring-vault your career. Our mentoring and coaching teams are brimming with expertise and can’t wait to help you harness and release your talents. You will have your own personalised learning roadmap, to guide your experience and ensure your distinct potential is supported.

Who will I be working with during the program?

In addition to your line manager, team and leaders in your business, you will also work closely with a buddy who will guide you through the initial few months at Orica. You fellow graduates in your cohort will also be your strong support network as you will all be going through the same journey and work on fun projects such as being part of the Graduate Sustainability Committee. 

What will the salary and benefits look like?

This information will be provided during the interview and offer stage.