student opportunities

Are you ready to put your education to work? Chevron offers several development opportunities for students and recent graduates.

All applicants must create a new candidate profile to apply.

vacation employment program

Chevron is consistently voted one of the top graduate employers in Australia’s Top 75 Graduate Employers survey.

Chevron's structured 12-week vacation employment program provides an opportunity to gain valuable insight and experience working on real oil and gas projects in a supportive and diverse environment.

Chevron is eager to hear from high performing university students who have a keen interest in the oil and gas industry.

Applications for the 2021/22 vacation program have now closed. Check back soon to register your interest for our 2022/23 program. We will be looking for students in the following disciplines:

  • Engineering
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Instrumentation
    • Chemical
    • Civil
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Wells engineering
  • Earth science – geology, geophysics
  • Information technology
  • Health, safety and environment
  • Corporate affairs
  • Finance

graduate development program

Chevron’s Horizons graduate development program is a competency-based program available to new employees who have recently graduated, or have less than five years of experience in selected disciplines. The program's focus is the first five years of your career journey, however the development and planning tools used in Horizons will be valuable throughout your career.

The Horizons program develops employee competency through technical training, assignments and mentoring, and plays a critical role in developing your career.

who is eligible for horizons?

To be eligible for the graduate program you must have completed a relevant bachelor or master degree within the last five years and have up to five years of relevant work experience.

Available graduate opportunities vary from year to year; however applications are typically encouraged from high performing students studying the following disciplines:

  • Corporate affairs
  • Drilling and completions
  • Earth science
  • Facilities engineering
  • Finance 
  • Health, environment and safety
  • Human resources 
  • Information systems 
  • Legal 
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Supply chain management

Chevron values diversity, we encourage applications from Australian Aboriginals, women, candidates with disabilities and those with diverse cultural backgrounds. Please note that these positions are based in Western Australia and require full Australian working rights.

apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities

Chevron is committed to building a capable and committed workforce, attracting and retaining high calibre personnel. Apprentices and trainees are valuable skill resources who bring new ideas and diversity to the business. Opportunities are available to individuals who demonstrate excellence in previous vocational studies and/or have relevant workplace experience.

There are a number of nationally recognised programs on offer including a Mechanical Fitting Apprenticeship (4 years), Electrical/Instrumentation Apprenticeship (4 years), Warehouse Operations Traineeship (2 years), Business Administration Traineeship (2 years) and Process Operator Traineeship (2 years). Each stream involves comprehensive practical and theoretical training which is reinforced through a combination of on and off the job learning strategies.

Participants in the programs will:

  • Gain invaluable hands-on experience by being a part of operating oil and gas projects.
  • Receive structured off-the-job training.
  • Continue career development under the supervision and guidance of an experienced mentor.
  • Use the program as a gateway to explore job opportunities with Chevron.

Upon completion of the program you will receive a nationally recognised qualification in the given discipline.