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Austmine STEM METS Career Pathway Program
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Austmine STEM METS Career Pathway Program

The Austmine STEM METS Career Pathway Program is now closed for 2019! Students who missed out, head to to see what other opportunities exist for internships.

Building upon the success of our previous Austmine Women in STEM: METS Career Pathway Program, we return in 2019 with an expanded program, offering both male and female students the opportunity to receive a paid internship at one of Austmine's world-leading member companies. This initiative is supported by METS Ignited.

The program will raise awareness of the METS sector within the next generation of employees and work to change the perception of a mining industry career from “old-world” to one filled with technology-driven, entrepreneurial opportunities.

The program is designed to provide students on-the-job experience, mentoring and soft skills training for a successful STEM career in the METS sector, through a ten week paid internship at an Austmine member company. Participating students also receive online coaching, honorary Austmine membership and ongoing support through their internship. 

Interested in hosting a student for a paid internship for the summer break 2020 - 2021? Email to receive the application form and more details about the program. We will officially open in March 2020 for business applications.

The program includes:

  • Industry information evenings, where executives from the METS industry will be invited to speak before the students on their experiences of working in the sector. Host businesses are invited to attend and meet the next generation of employees.
  • An application, screening and interview process for students who wish to apply for the internship opportunities available in the participating METS companies.
  • Ongoing support to participating companies who provide internship placements to students.
  • A series of webinars featuring industry speakers to provide coaching for the successful students on starting a career in the METS sector.
  • A 10 week paid internship at a participating METS company, from November – February (exact dates to be determined between the businesses and students).
  • Post program report based on a survey of all students and companies involved in the program.
  • The development of a dedicated STEM METS Careers LinkedIn group, to connect those wishing to network with our sector.

Member Companies - Why Participate?

  • Access the next generation of highly skilled STEM Workers.
  • Diversify your workplace with second, third, fourth year and Masters STEM interns.
  • Support your sector’s future by educating young engineers, scientist, mathematicians and technologists on career options in the METS sector.
  • Strengthen your connections with universities for both research and educational links.
  • Interns can provide new perspectives and help with projects or tasks.
  • Gain brand advocates to promote your business and culture
  • Be recognised by Austmine and the broader METS community as leaders in the sector.

Interested in hosting a student for a paid internship for the summer break 2020 - 2021? Email to receive the application form and more details about the program. We officially open in March 2020 for business applications.


News articles:

  • Diversity, a key driver for smart METS and miners

For further information, please contact Sheldon Varcoe, Membership and Communications Manager, or 02 9357 4660.

"Based on feedback received during Elisa's time at SNC-Lavalin, she really enjoyed the experience, and the same can also be said for all SNC-Lavalin employees that interacted with Elisa. Definitely a worthwhile initiative that I look forward to repeating this year".
 Andrew Curtis, General Manager, SNC-Lavalin

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