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Chevron Corporation earth science - chevron vacation program in Perth, Australia

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.

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 or a postgraduate degree

  • 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 23 November 2020 until 12 February 2021

  • Eligible to legally work and live in Australia permanently

how to apply

Applications for Chevron Australia’s vacation employment program are open from Monday 4 May until Sunday 7 June 2020.

We actively encourage applications from Australian Aboriginals, women, mature age applicants, candidates with disabilities and those with diverse cultural backgrounds.

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.

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.