Dec 18, 2023

Career pathways

Fortescue’s industry leading Apprenticeship and Traineeship programs are part of our commitment to offer diverse and rewarding careers.We provide apprentices and trainees the opportunity to grow their skills and knowledge over a 12-month to 4-year, structured training period. The programs include on the job training and a range of classroom TAFE and offsite development, which leads to a nationally recognised trade qualification.These programs cover a range of trades to support Fortescue, including electricians, heavy vehicle mechanics, fixed plant mechanics, fabricators, and light vehicle mechanics. Our apprentices are rotated around our sites to build connections and maximise their learning opportunities.For further information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Our Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) has been providing sustainable career pathways for Aboriginal people for a number of years. Built on the concept that following the completion of training, participants are guaranteed employment. The program is a key part of our training and development strategy.

During FY22, 57 graduates completed training through VTEC. The recent cohort of graduates commenced employment in various roles at our Solomon, Eliwana and Chichester Hub, as well as our Hedland operations. Since its inception in 2006, the program has resulted in the successful employment of more than 1,100 Aboriginal people across our sites.

For further information, please contact [email protected].

Trade Up builds on our pioneering Vocational Training and Employment Centre program which provides a guaranteed job after training, giving Aboriginal team members the motivation and confidence to stand on their own two feet and this can be truly life changing.

Andrew Forrest AO

Fortescue Founder and Chairman

Fortescue offers a two-year, structured graduate program to provide participants with exposure to a site operational role, technical placements, as well as experience in a business functional role aimed at encouraging ‘whole of business' thinking.

Our current graduate program has been running since 2016 with close to 100 per cent of graduates securing employment at Fortescue once they complete the program.

Our graduate program offers opportunities across a range of disciplines and locations, aimed at broadening the career opportunities for these new team members.

Graduates receive ongoing training and development, mentoring by one of our leaders, and access to a strong network so they can share experiences, learn from each other, and develop connections that will last their entire career.

Fortescue’s graduate program is open to students in their final year of university or who have recently completed a relevant degree.

We are looking for passionate graduates who will step up to the challenge and be part of our innovative and driven organisation. We are also committed to building a diverse workforce and are especially keen to speak to graduates from the Pilbara region as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For further information, please contact [email protected].

Fortescue’s Vacation program offers tertiary students the opportunity to work at one of our operations in a hands-on environment. As part of the program, students are given a project and are paired with a Fortescue team member who provides mentoring and supervision.

The program runs for 12 weeks from December to February and most placements are site-based on a fly-in fly-out roster to expose students to our operations.

For further information, please contact [email protected]