Your Evolution

Evolution Mining is a leading, growth focused Australian gold miner.

At Evolution our best discoveries are found everyday through the innovation displayed by our fantastic people. In return, our corporate focus is 100% on safety and getting our employees home safely. We are continuously committed to building an exceptional company that provides a workplace environment that is challenging, rewarding and fun for all of our employees. We want our people to share our vision and values and be part of our continued growth. We offer exceptional career opportunities across our diverse range of sites, regional and corporate offices. And we want you to help us discover more!

Our Evolution

Evolution in a snapshot!

  • ~A$3.6 billion market capitalisation in 2017 (as at 28 March 2017)
  • Currently the second largest ASX listed gold producer
  • Group production for FY17 is expected to be 800,000-860,000 ounces at AISC of A$900-960/oz
  • ~1,550 employees across Australia
  • Evolution remains committed to investing A$35 – A$40 million on discovery in FY17
  • Largest gold producer in Queensland
  • Member of the S&P ASX 100
  • Have produced ~3 million ounces of gold since Evolution’s start in November 2011
  • With the acquisition of Cowal and Mungari in 2015 and economic interest in Ernest Henry in 2016, Evolution continues to grow into a genuine globally relevant mid-tier gold producer with a portfolio of six, 100% owned Australian-based producing assets
  • Winner of Craig Oliver Award, RIU Explorers Conference (February 2017)
  • Winner of 2016 Miner of the Year, Australian Gold Mining Journal (February 2017)
  • Winner of 2016 Dealer Award at Diggers and Dealers (August 2016)
  • Winner of Best Asia-Pacific Mining Deal at Mines and Money Hong Kong (April 2016)
  • Winner of 8th Annual International M&A awards (April 2016)

Learn about Evolution Mining and the Cowal Project

Hear from our Executive Director, Jake Klein

Graduate Program

Our two-year structured Graduate program is designed to develop you by building your knowledge base, skills and experience across the Evolution business, and we set you up for future success in potential leadership roles within our organisation.

If you want to be part of an organisation that takes people seriously, is small enough that everyone knows who you are but big enough to have the opportunities for you to grow and develop, then Evolution is the place for you!

Applications for our next graduate intake will be open in early 2018.

Your Evolution: Why the Evolution Mining Graduate Program?

As an Evolution Mining Graduate, you can look forward to some great rewards and benefits. Your positive attitude and commitment to our business will be recognised with:

  • A two year structured development program
  • You will take ownership of real work and projects and make a difference
  • The opportunity to learn on the job with an individual development plan
  • A corporate orientation designed to set you up for success with regular face-to-face workshops
  • Leadership Team exposure and support
  • Exposure to a variety of mine sites and corporate offices
  • A rotation manager to supervise you day-to-day and to provide one-one feedback and coaching
  • A stream leader per discipline, to oversee your development and to provide discipline-specific technical guidance
  • A senior mentor to provide career development guidance and a buddy to help you settle in to each site
  • Gain specific practical experience that will enable you to meet the criteria for recognised statutory qualifications and enable success in operational positions
  • Operational and personal development training in safety, business skills, personal effectiveness and communication skills
  • The opportunity to have fun and make lifelong friends
  • A competitive salary and benefits package

In addition, the Evolution team will work with you during the last 6 months of your program to help you find a permanent role aligned to your skills, interests and the business needs.

Our Graduates

Don’t take our word for it, hear what some of our current graduates have to say about their graduate journey at Evolution:

Kimberley, Health, Safety and Environment Graduate, Mt Carlton

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Orientation week was amazing, not many companies introduce you to the senior management team and CEO of the company on your first day. The week was filled with information about the company, its values and its plans to ensure a sustainable future which reaffirmed I had made the right decision to join Evolution. The company really made us feel we were valuable and wanted additions to the team.

Kristen, Metallurgy Graduate, Cracow

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My first few months with Evolution have been some of the most rewarding in my life. The development plan set out for me allows me to gain operational and hands-on experience in each section of the process plant before moving into exciting technical projects. This time in the plant has also given me the opportunity to develop friendships with the operations and maintenance crews, which has not only been a fantastic learning experience but has been a lot of fun.

Jonathan, Mining Engineer, Pajingo

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Beginning my career as a Graduate Mining Engineer at Pajingo has developed my practical knowledge and skills through participating in all facets of underground operations. I have actively been contributing as a crew member and have experienced a culture of safety, teamwork, dedication and support. Each individual at site has been willing to lend a hand and has made me feel extremely welcome and I immediately felt like an integral member of the team. I have also had the opportunity to interact with professionals both across different departments and with senior management. Everyday provides a unique learning experience and opportunities to develop my understanding of the underground mining cycle and what it means to be an Evolution employee.

Alistair Harvey, Geology, Perth

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Moving to Perth to begin work as a geoscientist in exploration, I hit the ground running and was given meaningful, relevant work from the outset; a nice change compared to some companies that make you spend a week doing online inductions and paperwork (if your computer is even working). I’ve already been given multiple opportunities for development, including the ASEG conference and a week of training on downhole logging in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. This is on top of the practical and technical skills learnt on the job while working on projects with colleagues who are some of the best and brightest in their fields.

James Weise, Finance Graduate, Sydney

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At writing this my time in the company had only been 9 working days, after joining the graduate program later than my fellow grad colleagues. Despite this I have already received much support from the graduate program through fast tracked, catch-ups on the content that I had missed and yet been given the same learning experiences. My future is already set in place for the time of the program with projects and involvement with everything commercial related planned, including site and office rotations and I am very excited about what the future holds for me at Evolution.

Vacation Program


Evolve your career with Evolution

Applications for our 2017/2018 Summer Vacation Program will open in July 2017.

This program offers students in their penultimate (2nd to last) year of their UNDERGRADUATE degree the opportunity to learn about the running of a mine site and make a contribution to our operations.

Click here to find out more about the program and positions available.

Please note that opportunities will be available at 6 of our sites across Australia and you will need to select the ONE site that you wish to be considered for. We strongly recommend that you apply for a site that is local to you because any required travel or relocation will be at your own cost.

All site based programs for 2017 will commence in November/December 2017 and will last for 12 weeks.

Our Vacation Students

Don’t take our word for it, hear what some of our previous vacation students have to say about the vacation program at Evolution:

Chris Webb – Metallurgy

As a Metallurgy Vacation Student at Mt Rawdon, I had the opportunity to gain operational experience on the gold processing plant as well as broaden my analytical skills in the lab. Evolution Mining’s vacation program went beyond all my expectations. Everyone on site was extremely welcoming, I felt appreciated for the work I put in, and I learnt a lot whilst doing it. I particularly enjoyed having the opportunity to manage my own technical projects. The skills and experiences that I developed from Evolution’s vacation program have helped me to secure a place in the 2017 graduate program. I can’t wait to see what Evolution has in store for me next!

James Weiss – Finance

I completed the Vac program in 2012 for the Pajingo Gold Mine, QLD. During the vacation period my work was split between site and corporate (which was also in Townsville). I got a fantastic insight into both the company and how the whole finance department worked from Shared Services, Group Supply & Procurement and Site Accounting for Pajingo. This was a great career building period of time as it gave me exposure to real life accounting and commercial work which is what I studied, as well as both corporate and site work. I highly recommend this to anyone who is considering mining as a preferred industry to work in as it helped me make my career decisions to this day.

Christian Willmett – Metallurgy

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The Evolution Mining Vacation Program provided me with a great practical experience in the metallurgy field and helped me develop my practical and technical skills with interesting and meaningful work. I was very appreciative of being able to spend time in all the departments relevant to processing, providing me with a holistic experience that allowed me to get the most out of the program. Great people and a great culture, my time with Evolution was very enjoyable and I got a lot out of it.

Pip Cook – Geology

Going into the program I was not aware just how much experience I would gain, but the Evolution vacation program provided me with plenty of practical industry experience. This has given me an edge when applying for jobs and opened many doors for me. I have been recommending this program to everyone. It is well worth it, and great friendships are made along the way. You get to spend so much time with core and everyone is always happy to answer any questions you have along the way.

James Bott –Electrical Engineering

The Evolution Vacation program was one of the most interesting things I have ever done. The program provided me with an insider’s view of a gold mining operation and highlighted the important role which technical personnel fulfil within the mining industry. It also provided a variety of challenging technical projects which allowed me to make a contribution towards the organisation and also helped me to identify my own strengths and weaknesses. It is an experience that I have learnt a lot from and will take forward with me in to the future.