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Rio Tinto

4.3
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at Rio Tinto

6.5
6.5 rating for Recruitment, based on 23 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
The assessments were quite challenging but were a good test to check the capability of future employees and the interview was also well done. They covered all topics. I advise you to prepare yourself for the IQ based assessments, they are quite challenging!
Graduate, Perth?
Online gaming assessments, phone interview, x2 site visit
Graduate, jabiru
Face to face interview after successful completion of online assessments related to logic, mathematics and English.
Graduate, Gladstone
Because I previously worked for the organisation as an intern and contractor, I conducted an informal interview with my previous General Manager where he made an offer for me to return as part of the Graduate Program. From here I completed some standard online psychometric testing before I commenced the role. I was also required to complete background checks and Class I medicals prior to starting.
Graduate, Brisbane
Phone interview with HR, then manager then site visit. Assessments were the same as other companies
Graduate, Weipa
Multiple online tests including logical, numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning and personality questionnaires. Following that was a phone interview followed by a medical.
Graduate, Perth
Assessments - unnecessarily difficult at times and not necessarily testing the required skills of the person (i.e. math's - not really used, understanding of statistics - not measured). Long latency between online assessments and interview/start of employment. Interview process followed STAR technique.
Graduate, Brisbane
Process began with several online tests, followed by a phone interview and then a face-to-face interview at the office
Graduate, Perth
I've been hired as an intern, so it was a telephone interview
Graduate, Sorel-Tracy
Interview process was great. The HR red tape was huge though and took some time to complete.
Graduate, Montreal
I had to complete a full online application, had a first round of interviews with superintendents, a second interview with a manager, then had to fill out some online assessments.
Graduate, None, I work at a remote site (FIFO 2x2)
Had online assessments and then a phone interview, i then had a medical and then met with my employers and was offered the job.
Graduate, Perth
I did the online assessments Rio has for all graduates. It's a series of varying tests that assess your thought process, attitude and technical thinking. The interview process is well structured and my Superintendent made me feel very comfortable.
Graduate, Mackay
Assessments were fair. Interview process was fair. Instructions provided were clear.
Graduate, Dampier
Very thorough and detailed.
Graduate, Gove, NT
Online application. 2 rounds of online testing. Phone interview with HR. Phone interview with lead process engineer. Site tour.
Graduate, Weipa
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Questions related to safety, leadership and my knowledge of mine surveying.
Graduate, Perth?
Technical Behavioural
Graduate, jabiru
Questions related to safety, sustainable improvement, what my future aspirations are.
Graduate, Gladstone
Keeping in mind that the context of my interview was more informal, I was asked about why I felt I wanted to return and whether or not I had any concerns about doing so. Otherwise the conversation was quite general.
Graduate, Brisbane
future. Why should we hire you?
Graduate, Weipa
Why did I apply for the role? What do you think process control is?
Graduate, Perth
- How to choose between business/safety objectives - Situational based questions - had to confront people etc. - Examples of how I'd achieved things that align with RT Values/Core Principals
Graduate, Brisbane
Discuss past experiences where I demonstrated the company's values (e.g. describe a work scenario where I demonstrated my value towards safety)
Graduate, Weipa
Examples of leadership, implementing safe work procedures, taking the initiative
Graduate, Perth
About my background of different internship, and my different hobbies
Graduate, Sorel-Tracy
What experience do you have that is relevant to this position? What do you know about our process? Tell us about yourself outside work. How will you make safety a number one priority and tell us about a time you contributed to safety in the workplace.
Graduate, None, I work at a remote site (FIFO 2x2)
I was asked a series of questions about work background, understanding of safety in the industry and my experience with safety in previous roles that I have been in. I was asked where I could see my career in the next 5 years. I was also asked about questions about what sort of person I am and if I can work well in a team.
Graduate, Mackay
Identify a time when you had to resolve conflict? Are you interested in relocating? Are you interested in being a leader? How much work have you completed around corrosion? What made you interested in the role?
Graduate, Dampier
Bit technical and more on personality.
Graduate, Gove, NT
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Large companies move slowly, don't expect to receive feedback from tasks/interviews the next day. Prepare yourself for the interview as questions will be very specific "Describe a procedure to identify deformation of high walls", which was one of mine.
Graduate, Perth?
Be honest, get volunteering experience
Graduate, jabiru
Think about projects and work experiences that YOU have contributed to. Think outside the box; sustainable improvements, difficult situations and problems you have faced; how did you overcome them?
Graduate, Gladstone
You can best prepare by really understanding the organisation as much as possible and importantly, how you can contribute to achieving it's key priorities. Being honest and realistic is appreciated, don't try and put on a false persona. You don't need to have a completely clear view of what your future looks like, but have the passion and show that you are willing to commit to the organisation by believing in what they stand for.
Graduate, Brisbane
Talk about safety, innovation and cash
Graduate, Weipa
Research some background information on the company priorities and values as well as the role you are applying for.
Graduate, Perth
Know the history of the company, it's values, core principals. Review past annual reports, see what their goals are for the next year and how you can help them achieve it. Know what the company does, from different commodities to how the mine to market process works.
Graduate, Brisbane
Understand what the company values and recognise that they are committed to your development.
Graduate, Weipa
To prepare review your resume and read up about the company. I can't stress how important it is to know what you're getting into. Plus, during the interview when they ask what you know about them, you already have the answer, and having some specific questions about the operation will show them your interest level.
Graduate, None, I work at a remote site (FIFO 2x2)
Understand the job you are applying for and what the company are looking for from you as a future employee. Read up about the company, its values and the sort of people we are looking for. Make sure you understand safety and its importance within the mining industry. Be honest in your interview I found operational people respect that.
Graduate, Mackay
Ask about buddy/mentoring opportunities. Ask about secondment opportunities. If you are planning to be residential, ask about what sports/recreational are available?
Graduate, Dampier
Be able to draw on experience from the mining industry
Graduate, Weipa