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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2021 Earth Science - Chevron Vacation Program

Work on real geology and geophysics projects with the opportunity to apply sophisticated technology and critical thinking to Chevron's operations.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Number of Vacancies
Start Date
22 Nov 2021

Application dates

Applications Open
3 May 2021
Applications Close
6 Jun 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Graduation Results
65 - 74% WAM (Credit)
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Earth Sciences

Who we are

Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies and through its Australian subsidiaries, has been present in Australia for more than 60 years.

Chevron Australia operates two of Australia's largest natural gas developments – the Gorgon and Wheatstone Projects, manages an equal one-sixth interest in the North West Shelf Venture and operates Australia's largest onshore oilfield on Barrow Island.

With the ingenuity and commitment of thousands of people, Chevron Australia - headquartered in Perth – is the focal point of some of Chevron's most exciting projects globally and our employment opportunities will put you on the frontline to help deliver crucial new energy to the world.

What is Chevron's Vacation Program?

The Chevron Vacation Program provides 12-weeks of paid vacation employment, giving students the opportunity to participate in our industry-leading oil and gas projects while acquiring practical skills relevant to your field of study.

We provide education and training during the program to help cultivate your skills within a diverse, inclusive, supportive and collaborative workplace.

Through our Chevron values of diversity and inclusion, a variety of employee network groups and a culture of flexible working to support your work-life balance needs, you will have the support to build a successful career at Chevron Australia.

What we offer

Earth science is the foundation of the oil and gas industry and your expertise as a Geologist or Geophysicist is essential to unlocking the earth's vital stores of energy.

As part of the vacation program you will be working on real geology and geophysics projects with the opportunity to apply sophisticated technology and critical thinking to Chevron's Australian operations.

You will be exposed to world-class oil and gas discoveries and exploration programs operated by Chevron in Australia which include the Gorgon, Jansz, and Wheatstone fields and around 50 trillion cubic feet of discovered gas resources.

Throughout your placement you will be embedded within Subsurface teams comprising of Geologists, Geophysicists and Engineers and will be exposed to the day-to-day opportunities and challenges associated with oil and gas exploration and production.

You will become familiar with the technical work, business processes, technologies and company culture that are all integral to running a successful energy business.

Following completion of the 12-week program, vacation students who consistently perform above expectations may be considered for full time graduate positions.

Who we are looking for

We encourage applications from motivated and talented university students from geophysical and geological disciplines, with a keen interest in the oil and gas industry to apply for our Vacation Program.

To be eligible for the Chevron Vacation Program applicants must be:

  • In their penultimate or final year of an undergraduate degree or a postgraduate degree, graduating by the end of 2022
  • Performing at a consistently high academic standard
  • Excellent communicators with strong analytical skills and a focus on teamwork and collaboration
  • Committed to Chevron's values of diversity and inclusion, integrity and trust, high performance, partnership and protecting people and the environment
  • Available for the specified duration of employment from 22 November 2021 until 11 February 2022
  • Eligible to legally work and live in Australia permanently

How to apply

Applications for Chevron Australia's vacation employment program are currently open until 6 June 2021.

Chevron Australia values inclusivity and promotes a workplace that actively seeks to welcome contributions from all people. We actively encourage people of all abilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, diverse cultures, and backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ identities, and all age groups to apply. To be a part of our success, apply now.

We reserve the right to amend or withdraw this posting prior to the advertised closing date. Please ensure you attach your current resume, a cover letter and a copy of your academic transcript/statement of results to date.