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Internship/Placement in Australia - Mines/Construction

  • 20-06-2013 8:53am
    Registered Users Posts: 36

    Hi there,

    I am a Mechanical Engineering student going into my 4th year of college in UCD and we have a paid placement opportunity next January for 5 - 8 months. Personally I want to travel abroad.

    I have heard of a lot of Irish engineers getting jobs near the mines and in project based work in Australia where they earn crazy money working the 3 weeks on, 1 week off shifts.

    My question is this:
    Does anyone know if they run internship programs? Or do you have to be a fully qualified and graduated engineer?

    Any help would be much appreciated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 502 ✭✭✭ifeelill

    They do run internships and they take on graduates and put them through (typically) a two year graduate program. The trick is finding the companies and trawling trough their websites.