IT can take more than a university degree to get a job these days, with life and work experience also an asset.
Alcoa is helping students bridge the ‘experience gap’ by offering more than 30 paid vacation placements during the November 2019-February 2020 holidays.
Eligible university students with a strong academic record, initiative and ambition are encouraged to apply before June 17 for the 12-week Vacation Student Program.
Roles are available across a range of disciplines, including chemical, mechanical, electrical and mining engineering, chemistry, environmental studies, communications, health and safety, human resources, data and research science, accounting and finance, and software development.
The program recently enabled Curtin University public relations student Rebecca Boni to join the company’s workforce.
Ms Boni donned a high-vis shirt and steel cap boots to join the communications and community relations team at the company’s Huntly bauxite mine near Pinjarra.
She said it was an invaluable opportunity, which provided practical experience essential for securing a job in her chosen profession.
“Applying for Alcoa’s vacation program was the best thing I could have done,” she
“Being at university is one thing, but to get ‘real world’ experience with a reputable company has given me a genuine head start in my career. In fact, I’ve secured a three-month contract with Alcoa.”
During the three-month Vacation Student Program, students will work alongside some of the industry’s most talented professionals, increase networks and knowledge, and get an insight into where their degree could lead them.
Historically, many vacation students have been viewed favourably for Alcoa’s Graduate Program, which has seen many graduates enjoy a successful career in the resources industry.
Apply at Alcoa opportunities.