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BHP Overview

Perth, Western Australia
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$10+ billion (AUD) per year
BHP is a leading global resources company that extracts and processes minerals, oil and gas; resources necessary for families, towns, regions and nations.

With a workforce of more than 72,000 employees and contractors working across 90 locations worldwide ... Read more

Mission: It’s our purpose… to bring people and resources together to build a better world.

Our people are at the very heart of everything we do – contributing positively to the communities and the countries we work with, around the ... Read more

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  • The BHP team celebrates the newly installed rainbow boom on their Liebherr Mining 9400 excavator, designed to promote BHP?s LGBT+ ally inclusion group.

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BHP – Why Work With Us?

Attracting and developing our people
We attract, employ and develop people with exceptional skills who share our values and want to make a difference. Throughout our business, we encourage our people to stretch their capabilities and use their functional expertise to help us deliver on our strategy and contribute to our long-term future.

Strengthening our business through the energy of one team
To achieve success in a business that is diversified by commodity, geography and market, we need a workforce that best reflects the communities in which our Assets are located and our employees live. Across our local and global teams, we grow and develop through diversity, creativity, collaboration, energy and encouragement, and by being rewarded for great results.

Meet our people
Our people live and work in some of the world's most unique and dynamic environments. Harnessing the energy of one team, they strive for excellence, are rewarded for high performance and are committed to working with integrity and in ways that are true to Our Charter values. 

With a workforce of more than 72,000 employees and contractors working across 90 locations worldwide, BHP’s culture is shaped to support the creation of value from our portfolio. We are committed to investing in our workforce so that our people have the right skills and a healthy culture in which to thrive. We are always seeking talented and enthusiastic people to join our team either now or in the future.


In this together

In 2016, BHP announced an aspirational goal to achieve gender balance by 2025. Our data shows our most inclusive and diverse teams outperform other teams average on safety, culture and productivity. By aspiring for gender balance, we will create a safer, more harmonious culture. We want BHP to be a place where everyone is respected and valued and want it to be an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

Indigenous Peoples

Many of our global operations are located on or near the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples. We have a profound responsibility to recognise and respect their status as First Peoples. Our Indigenous Peoples Strategy provides a global framework for how we engage with Indigenous peoples. Our strategy includes specific actions to help us achieve our desired outcomes, and also details good practice guidance to help all our people make better decisions

LGBT+ inclusion

At BHP, we want to provide a safe, inclusive and supportive workplace for all. It’s part of bringing your whole self to work. Jasper is BHP’s employee inclusion group for BHP’S lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and others (LGBT+) community and its allies. The group’s name Jasper was inspired by the mineral jasper– known for its unique multi-coloured patterns. This characterisation reflects the rich diversity of the LGBT+ community.

The change to grow, to think big and make a difference.

You will emerge from the program having achieved measurable and influential progress on projects that have genuine impacts on the business; growing in your ability to lead change, to adapt to changing technologies and to work as part of a globally connected cohort. Pursuing additional training and development opportunities, above and beyond program structure, will make your place in the next genertion of finders, of discoverers and leaders for BHP.

No matter where you are in the world, if you’re committed to continuous growth, curious about new technologies, and passionate about the impacts our decisions have on the earth, your undergraduate degree in engineering, science, technology, business or health science (as a minimum) will open up the world of opportunity our Graduate Program can offer.

Our Graduate Program

Our Graduate Program is an 18-month development journey supported by world-class resources. You will be challenged in your role with opportunities to contribute to genuine business and technical projects. You will work with the latest technologies to overcome obstacles, achieve successful business outcomes and lead change within our global company.

Our respected and talented leaders will mentor and guide your ongoing development through structured course work, and on-the-job learning to build your technical skills. As a business, our people are committed to the continuous learning and growth of themselves and those around them.

You will collaborate on projects with across multiple disciplines to apply what you have learnt with us and utilise your network to develop solutions to a real business challenge, before having your findings and strategies presented back to key stakeholders who will hear your case with the same respect and value offered any other future business partner.


Our Internships are 10-12 week programs that will apply your course work in an operational setting. We look for highly self-driven individuals that are eager to seek out projects and showcase their capabilities. In return, you will work on-site and see your work and projects progress to create impacts on the business. The most successful interns get first access to our Graduate Program opportunities. What a great way to start you career!

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BHP Interviews



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    Mining Engineer Intern Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at BHP.


    A video interview with the typical behavioural type questions, three tries on each video before you are forced to submit. They will give you a few practice questions to get you used to speaking in front of the camera.

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BHP Awards & Accolades

  • World's Best Companies, BusinessWeek, 2009
  • Top 200 of the Global 2000, Forbes, 2009
  • Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2009
  • Top 200 of the Global 2000, Forbes, 2008
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