Our Graduate Program is a multi-discipline 2-year tenure which aims to ensure that individuals understand the Northern Star operational model. Training is divided into two sections; general and discipline specific components. Graduates who successfully complete Northern Star’s graduate program will have the opportunity to become future department managers and technical experts for not only Northern Star, but the wider mining industry.

Graduate Disciplines:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Survey
  • Geology
  • Metallurgy


Our Undergraduate Program covers all students who undertake a degree in engineering that have successfully completed their first year of study. Throughout the program, individuals are offered unique opportunities to learn and develop in their day-to-day work, engage with experts, build a network of colleagues and work with industry leaders from some of the world’s leading mining business schools.


Vacation work is offered to students in either their second or third year of study for a 12-week period commencing late November and is a targeted and structured program of on the ground mentoring which allows students to transfer their knowledge learnt during study and apply it in an operational environment. The program assists in paving the pathway into early acceptance to our Graduate Program pending successful completion of studies with a certain GPA as well as obtaining positive vacation performance evaluation.


An apprenticeship is an exciting and challenging opportunity which allows you to build relationships within all levels of the business. Completing your apprenticeship with Northern Star will provide you with a platform to launch your career and emerge as a first-class tradesperson.

Please note that some apprenticeships are residential positions which requires the successful incumbent to reside in Kalgoorlie or the local surrounding area.

Apprenticeship Opportunities:

  • Fixed Plant Boilermaker
  • Fixed Plant Fitter
  • Fixed Plant Electrician
  • Heavy Duty Fitter
  • Light Vehicle Fitter
  • Auto Electrician
  • Underground Electrician