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.
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
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.
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.
We welcome recent graduates to our Australian graduate programme, in the following fields:
- Engineering – chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, mining or geotechnical
- Environmental science, geology and geophysics
- Information systems and IT
- Other roles such as accounting, community relations, HR and occupational health and safety.
You'll need a relevant tertiary qualification – but we also seek graduates keen to live and work in remote places.
Vacation programmes and scholarships
Our vacation programme gives you a taste of an exciting future. Every year we host students during the December–February break – helping you find out more about the industry and develop your skills.
In Australia, we are also putting in place a trainee programme to draw talent from local indigenous communities.
We welcome recent graduates - recruiting for opportunities within our Energy and Metals hubs across Europe.
Our graduate programmes provide a wealth of on-the-job experience working alongside experienced and accomplished colleagues.
Applications will open for the next cohort on 1st July 2023, explore the links below for more details and how to apply.
Graduate opportunity for the metals and minerals division
Our HQ in Baar will welcome for the first time graduates as part of a Graduate Programme aiming to develop the next generation of Glencore professionals. We will offer the 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.
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.
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During the summer holidays, we offer internship programmes in a range of fields.
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.
2024 Commercial Graduate Programmes
In South America, we offer local graduate recruitment programmes and scholarships at various operations and offices, in core engineering disciplines.