Vale New Graduate Programs 2022

Oct 26, 2021
Across Canada
Early Career

Ready to evolve an industry?

Who we are:
Vale is a global leader in the production of iron ore and one of the largest producers of nickel. With our global headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and approximately 125,000 employees in over 30 countries, Vale is constantly growing and changing. Vale has been active in Canada for over 100 years with corporate offices in Toronto and sites in Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador. Applying the latest technologies to sustainably produce nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver is at the heart of what we do.

The Opportunity:
In 2022, successful candidates for Vale’s New Graduate Programs will embark on a journey towards a meaningful career by enhancing their knowledge and building valuable skillsets to carve their path to becoming a future leader at one of the largest mining companies in the world.

We are offering two pathways for trainees to join our New Graduate Programs: the Global Trainee Program and the Specialist Program.

If you are a natural leader that wants to build your professional career focusing on a broad perspective of global business strategy, this program is perfect for you.

Trainees will get hands-on experience to enhance their business skills: including project management, change management, and digital transformation. During their program, Trainees will work on important multidisciplinary projects for Vale, which will help them develop key leadership behaviours. By providing job rotations, this 18-month long program allows recent graduates to gain a fulsome and integrated view of the business.

Who are we looking for?
Graduates from all areas of study, who have graduated between May 2019 to 2022, are encouraged to apply. Whether your field is geology, engineering, information technology, human resources, operating, accounting or environment and sustainability, we have a place for you.

If you are a collaborative individual who is passionate about building your technical skillset with an aspiration to become a future leader in your area of expertise, then this is your path!

Throughout the program, Specialists will learn and enhance their technical knowledge and expertise. They will have opportunities to apply theory towards solving problems and developing solutions through on-the-job experience. Specialists will work on significant technical projects pertaining to Vale and the mining industry. The program is 12 to 48 months long, depending on previous relevant experience.

Who are we looking for?
Graduates with educational backgrounds in Engineering and Geology, who have graduated between May 2019 to 2022, are encouraged to apply.

The Global Trainee Program and Specialist Program includes:

  • A customized development program with job rotations in different areas.
  • Participation in global, digital, and multidisciplinary or technical projects.
  • Mentorship with managers.
  • A market-competitive salary and benefits that includes career advancement opportunities.
  • Touring the underground mine sites (pending COVID restrictions)

Desired Attributes for the Global Trainee Program and Specialist Program

  • Willingness to develop skills necessary for strategic and leadership positions.
  • Align with company culture and values.
  • Strategic vision.
  • Broad understanding of Vale’s business practices.
  • Digital mindset.
  • Willingness to relocate or travel; and
  • Advanced or fluent in English.

At Vale, we are committed to ensuring an inclusive work environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. Vale encourages everyone to express their ideas and opinions and values the plurality of individual profiles. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other personal consideration that makes us different. Vale is an equal opportunity employer seeking to increase diversity across its operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.

Applications open on September 10th, 2021, and close on October 26th 2021

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