Career Development

As a world-class organization, we encourage our employees to continue in their career development by providing new opportunities for learning. Each employee can participate in educational programs, and we offer an array of on-the-job training, including equipment and processes training.

We recognize the need to develop and grow talent within our own community. We have established different programs to address the future need of key positions within our organization and the community.

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Graduate and intern development programs

We offer a wide range of opportunities for college graduates and are committed to their development within our company. The program is open to anyone who has completed an undergraduate or graduate degree and has less than three years professional work experience. We provide selected candidates with technical, on-the-job training, targeted learning and development opportunities, mentoring by an experienced Rio Tinto Kennecott colleague, and networking and learning initiatives.

For students who are still completing their program, we offer temporary work, usually during the summer between their junior and senior year of college.

We provide opportunities across a range of disciplines, including metallurgical, mining, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering, industrial hygiene, geology, finance, law, communications and human resources.

To search for current graduate and intern positions within Kennecott and Rio Tinto, visit or look for us at an upcoming career fair at your university.