Working for Us

Working with IGO means a career within a proud Australian resources company that is small enough to offer close knit teams but large enough to provide career progression opportunities so you can build a successful career in the mining industry.

Our Nova Operation offers both fly in/fly out and drive in/drive out options. Our corporate office is located in South Perth. Our flat corporate structure provides our employees with the opportunity to gain experience in many areas across the business - something most other, larger mining companies can't offer.


IGO apprenticeships are all about practical, hands on training programs where employees are paid while they learn a trade and provide a great start to a trade based career. IGO’s team of skilled and experienced tradespeople work together with Apprenticentre W.A. to guide apprentices through every stage of their training – both practical and theoretical – and support them to become quality trades people who have the capacity to work in Mining and / or many other industries. 

For apprentice vacancies please see our Careers page.


IGO's Graduate Program offers university graduates a 2-3 year program commencing in January/February each year with the aim of supporting them in their transition from study to career. Our program is designed to educate, challenge and reward graduates in a work environment that will foster and develop them into future leaders and technical experts.

Graduates assume roles with real on-the-job responsibilities and work to investigate and solve real business issues. From the moment a graduate commences with IGO, we are committed to playing a part in the development of their career.

If you see yourself as a hard-working individual with the desire and ability to become a future industry leader we encourage you to apply to our Graduate Program. Applications should be received by 31 March each year via the Job Board on the Vacancies page of our website with a covering letter stating your area of study or interest in the subject line of your email.

Vacation Students

The IGO Vacation Program offers both undergraduate and post graduate students the opportunity to participate in a 12-week program held over the Australian summer break - commencing in November each year and concluding in February the following year. Our program is specifically designed to optimise students' exposure and practical experience in their chosen discipline.

We place great importance in our Vacation Program as we recognise the future of our mining industry and business success depends upon supporting today’s students. That’s why our paid Vacation Program introduces students to a range of work functions to ensure critical industry experience is gained by them to broaden the student’s future employment opportunities.

If you see yourself as a hard working individual with the desire and ability to become a future industry leader we encourage you to apply to our Vacation Program. Applications should be received by 31 March each year via the Job Board on the Vacancies page of our website with a covering letter stating your area of study or interest in the subject line of your email.


How do I apply for work at IGO?
You can apply for any advertised role at IGO through the Job Board on the Vacancies page of our website.

What is the recruitment process?

  1. Online application
    Applications to advertised roles are received through our online Job Board. All applications will receive a "Receipt of Application" email.
  2. Short listing of applicants
    Short listing of applicants will commence immediately and will cease when a suitable short list of applications is agreed with the Hiring Manager and Recruitment Coordinator.
  3. First round interview
    You will be notified (by phone or email) if you have been successful to interview stage. If you do not receive notification of an interview your application will be held on file for consideration for future vacancies.
  4. Second round interview and Site Visits - where applicable 
    For Senior level roles, you may be invited to participate in a second interview to meet with various Managers and/or team members. Depending on the role, you may also be invited to participate in a Site visit. You will be notified if this is the case and a suitable date and time will be established.
  5. Pre-employment checks
     All roles, at all levels of the organisation, will require applicants to provide the following pre-employment checks:
    • Reference Checks – a list of recent and relevant referees will be requested at interview;
    • Police Clearance – provision of a National Police Clearance (obtained within the last three months);
    • Medical (including pre-employment medical, hearing, spirometry and drug and alcohol test); and
    • Provision of Qualifications – all relevant qualifications to be provided.
    • For Senior level roles of the organisation, you will also be required to complete psychometric testing which is conducted by a third-party.

How long does the selection process take?
Most job vacancies will be open for application for two weeks. At the close of that period the Human Resources team begin the shortlisting process. The shortlisting process will normally be completed within one week of the close of applications, however from time to time we receive a large number of applicants and this may slow the shortlisting process.

What information do I need to bring with me to an interview?
It is advisable to bring a pen and paper with you to record any details that are important to you. You should also bring with you any paperwork or copies of qualifications that you have been requested to provide to the interview, as well as a list of questions you would like to ask us about working at IGO.

Will I get a chance to meet the people that I will be working with?
In most cases, yes. This will occur either in person or by phone. It may be necessary to have a second round of interviews or a site visit, in which case you would meet your potential work colleagues in person.

Can I ask a recruitment agency to act on my behalf?
IGO has a dedicated recruitment team that recruits applicants directly. Our preference is to begin to form our relationship with you directly and this starts in the recruitment process. We do not accepted unsolicited applications made by recruitment companies.

What do I require to work on a mine site?
Before you begin work at our mine site you will require the requisite Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work clothes, which will be provided to you once you arrive on site. Certain positions will require job specific certificates to be held. Examples include Working from Heights and Confined Space Entry certificates, depending on the position. Additional training may be provided once you arrive on site.