University students looking at resources sector career urged to apply for Alcoa summer vacation program

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
SuBin Lee joined Alcoa in a summer vacation role.
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University students set on making a career in the resources sector are being asked to put their hand up for a summer internship program.

Alcoa is offering 27 paid placements across its Australian operations, including at its WA bauxite and alumina operations.

The placements provide training, experience and insights into working with the company and will run between November this year and February 2024.

Some of the roles available include mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering, along with environmental science and occupational hygiene.

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University of Western Australia engineering student SuBin Lee has been a summer intern with the company for the past two years and is now hoping for a graduate position with Alcoa next year after completing a Master of Professional Engineering.

Ms Lee said the program had provided her with both technical and interpersonal benefits.

“I had the opportunity to engage, network and collaborate with outstanding professionals who provided me with valuable experiences and direct perspectives into the resource sector,” she said.

The interns would be required to travel to and from their internship location each day, with the roles being full-time.

Alcoa ranked 24th in the Australian Association of Graduate Employers’ Top 40 Intern Programs for 2021-2022.

Applications for the positions close on June 2.

For more information, visit alcoa.com/australia/vacstudent.

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