CAREERS

Graduates

We offer exciting graduate and entry-level opportunities around the world, in fields ranging from geology and engineering to trading, sustainability, logistics and finance – to name but a few.

If you are dedicated and driven, you have a can-do spirit, and you are willing to learn and take responsibility, we offer the chance to develop your career – and the rewards to match.

We value diversity, and respect people from all backgrounds.

Our graduate programmes combine structured, professional development with on-the-job experience.

If you’re bright, curious, confident and keen to grow with us, you’re who we’re looking for.

Find opportunities in your region

Our recruitment and selection processes are organised by global region – with selection times depending on local calendars.

To research our global assets and offices, please see our global assets map.

South Africa Graduate Programme

Our South Africa office offer a Graduate Programme aiming to developing the next generation of Glencore professionals. Graduates will be offered rewarding career opportunities in different disciplines  in a performance-driven culture. 

The graduate program offers the possibility for graduates to understand different functions in our company, as all participants will have the opportunity to work on a variety of roles, participate in internal job rotations, which will offer a broad exposure to our business. 

Working together with industry experts, graduates will gain a variety of skills and have real responsibilities to gain a holistic view of our business. Additionally, training programs with best-in-class partners, will be offered to all, in topics that will go from technical skills such as Trading, Traffic, Tinance, Business Analytics, to soft skills like influencing skills, presentation skills and more.

All Graduates will be assigned to mentors, who will be guiding the new joiners in their development path at Glencore. The mentoring program will support new joiners to understand our company culture and to build network across the business. 

Participants will have the numerous chances to learn and grow in very successful and fast-growing company. 

Applications for the 2024 graduate intake closed on 16 October. 

Glencore South Africa (Pty) Ltd – Alloys offers bursaries for fulltime University studies in the following disciplines:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • BComm Accounting (with intention of proceeding to Chartered Accountant)
  • Mineral Engineering
  • Electro Mechanical Engineering
  • Geology

In addition Ferro Alloys offer the following scholarship programmes: 

  • Scholarship to children within our community at Secondary school level -  Grade 8 to Grade 12. 
  • Home away from home Scholarship to our employees children 
  • Glencore Ferro Alloys Scholarship within our hosting community to matriculated students who are interested in studying further at a Territory institution. 

For more information click here

2024 commercial/trading opportunities

A programme designed to prove your commercial aptitude and test your resilience, an opportunity to hone your skills for a seat at a trading desk as a Commodity Trader. You will provide front-line support to traders and operators primarily within Risk Management, Credit Risk or Analytics, with opportunities to rotate between. Other commercial areas of the business can include Operations, who are responsible for the logistical and financial execution of each trade and Sustainability, a team responsible for keeping track of ongoing and changing developments concerning the energy transition.

Entrepreneurial abilities, accuracy, and strong communication skills are the key ingredients for a successful career in trading at Glencore.

Applications for the 2024 graduate intake closed on 16 October. 

Internships

We offer internship programmes all year round. Please click here submit your interest.
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Graduate Program

Glencore Australia have a number of opportunities opening to graduating or recently graduated university students to join our Graduate Program. As a valued member of our team, you will play a crucial role in a global organisation that is committed to your success. Join us on this exciting journey and make a meaningful impact on your professional development.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to work with leaders in the following fields:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Geology / Earth Science
  • Health, Safety, and Hygiene
  • Human Resources/Business
  • Accounting/Commerce
  • Environmental Science
  • Information Technology / Information Systems

Our structured Graduate professional development focuses on expanding your leadership potential and providing practical industry knowledge. Join Glencore to be part of a team shaping a future where your contributions matter.

We welcome recent graduates - recruiting for opportunities within our Energy and Metals hubs across Europe. 

Graduate opportunities 

Our graduate programmes provide a wealth of on-the-job experience working alongside experienced and accomplished colleagues. 

Early Careers Opportunities

Welcome to Glencore HQ's Early Careers page, your gateway to exciting opportunities in commodity trading. Whether you're a recent graduate eager to kick-start your career, a student seeking valuable internships or someone interested in hands-on apprenticeships, we have tailored programs to suit your aspirations.

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Graduate Programme

Our Graduate Programme offers a unique chance to dive deep into the world of commodity trading, gaining invaluable experience across diverse projects and operations. If you've just finished your degree and are eager to gain practical experience and develop professional skills to start your career, our Graduate Programme is the ideal opportunity for you.

Our HQ in Baar welcomed the first-time graduates in 2024 as part of a Graduate Programme aiming to develop the next generation of Glencore professionals. We offer our graduates rewarding career opportunities in different teams that are committed to advancing their careers in a performance-driven culture. The Graduate Programme offers the possibility for graduates to understand different functions in our company, as all participants will have the opportunity to work on a variety of roles through internal rotations, resulting in a broad exposure to our business. 

Working together with industry experts, graduates will gain a variety of skills and have real responsibilities to gain a holistic view of our business. Additionally, training programmes with best-in-class partners, will be offered to all participants in topics that will go from technical skills such as trading, traffic, finance, business analytics, to soft skills like networking, public speaking and presentational skills. 

All graduates will be assigned to mentors, who will be guide the new joiners through their development path at Glencore. The mentoring programme will support new joiners in understanding our company culture and building networks across the business.

The opening of applications for the 2025 graduate intake is set for July 1st, 2024. Please monitor that page closely to ensure you don't overlook the upcoming opportunities.

Internship

Looking for short-term opportunities to expand your skills? Our internships provide immersive experiences, allowing you to work alongside experienced professionals and contribute to real-world projects. 

If you're a student currently attending or recently graduated from a university, and you're seeking to gain work experience or fulfil educational requirements through temporary employment, explore our internship offerings. 

We'll be posting available opportunities on our career website.

Summer Internship

If you are a student currently attending or recently graduated from a university or high school, and you seek a summer opportunity lasting one to three months to gain job experience or fulfil course requirements, you can consider exploring our summer internships. 

We provide an outstanding avenue for developing business expertise, expanding your professional network and acquiring practical, possibly international experience before completing your studies.

We'll be posting available opportunities on our career website.

Apprenticeship

For those eager to combine practical learning with on-the-job training, our apprenticeship programs offer a pathway to acquire essential skills while earning qualifications.

We are partnering with bildxzug for our apprenticeship initiatives. Throughout your apprenticeship, you'll receive coaching and support from a competent bildxzug VET trainer and work part-time at Glencore to fulfil the requirements of your course. You'll be given practical training by hands-on trainers, who are all experts in their field.

Apprenticeships will be scheduled based on business requirements and the availability of positions. Start dates will vary depending on the nature of the apprenticeship and the scheduling of the respective Commercial School's work plans.

At Glencore, we foster a culture of exploration, where curiosity is celebrated, and diversity is embraced. 

Join us at Glencore and embark on a journey where every day presents new challenges and opportunities for growth. Explore our early careers programs and take the first step towards a successful career in the dynamic world of commodity trading.

Graduate opportunities in the energy division

Our presence at each stage of the commodity chain provides us with excellent market insight and access to opportunities. We are able to capture value at each stage of the trading cycle, including freight, logistics, technology, financing, risk management and analytics. These critical areas of our business provide a wealth of commercial opportunities and career streams for our employees within the Energy business.

Applications for the 2024 Industrial Placement Programme closed on 26 January. 

Applications for the 2024 graduate intake closed on 16 October. 

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Internships

During the summer holidays, we offer internship programmes in a range of fields.

Engineering

On an annual basis, we may offer a range of graduate jobs in engineering, across our North American mining operations.
 

Trading and commercial scheme

Our oil division runs an annual graduate scheme, based at our New York, NY and Houston, TX offices. If you earn a place, you will work in our trading environments, and in areas such as operations, risk and analysis.

You will go through structured training, potentially leading toward a job as a front-line trader or in another commercial role.

Applications for the 2024 graduate intake closed on 16 October. 

In South America, we offer local graduate recruitment programmes and scholarships at various operations and offices, in core engineering disciplines.

Hear from our graduates

London graduates

London graduates

Listen to our London oil graduates how they advanced their careers at Glencore. Click here to find out more about the programme

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Listen to our London oil graduates how they advanced their careers at Glencore. Click here to find out more about the programme

Australian graduates

Australian graduates

Hear from our Australian graduates what it is to work at Glencore

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Hear from our Australian graduates what it is to work at Glencore

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Mathematics student, London

Chris Gerard

Technical Service Manager