Gold Fields St Ives is a well-established operation comprising a mix of ‘owner-mined’, open pit and underground operations feeding the Lefroy CIL mill with a current capacity of 4.7Mtpa. Our operation is located 20 kilometres south-east of Kambalda and 80 kilometres south of Kalgoorlie. Gold Fields are proud to support the local Kalgoorlie-Boulder community with a largely residential workforce and offers a bus service to and from site every day.
Its current production of 350,000 to 400,000 ounces per annum makes it one of Australia’s leading operations. The tenement holdings are located in the highly prospective Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt and encompass under-explored ground that has been recently acquired or is defined as new exploration space because of innovative new models for target generation.
An intensified exploration programme continues to be a key anchor in replacing Mineral Reserves and growing operational flexibility going forward. The Invincible open pit, now a cornerstone of production at the mine, represented a major discovery in 2012 and in conjunction with the growing potential at Invincible underground, Invincible South and Incredible, has emphasised the high prospectivity of the Speedway corridor, which is prioritised in the 2016 exploration campaign.
Testimonials from Graduates and Vacation students:
“My time at St Ives Gold Mine has been very enjoyable. I’m learning new skills and gaining knowledge to kick start my career in the mining industry”
Graduate: Geologist, Dana Kowald
“I’m particularly impressed with the level of safety followed at St Ives Gold Mine; the most safe and looked after plant I’ve worked at”
Metallurgical Vacation Student, Omesh Bharatiya
“Great work experience, learning from positive and helpful people”
Graduate: Accountant, Kara Whelan
“I enjoy the geological diversity of the site and the size of the operation, which allows me to see and learn more”
Graduate: Geologist, Brendan Viney
“ I enjoyed the variety of tasks I was able to be involved with and I believe the experience I’ve gained during this time will be invaluable moving forward in my career, which is entirely down to the great staff at St Ives Gold Mine”
Business Improvement Vacation Student, Angus Holmes
“Been given the opportunity to do projects and tasks has aided towards my work experience, which you wouldn’t gain from studying alone”
Mining Engineering Vacation Student, Stephen Chan
“Visiting the pits and active mining areas regularly, has been most useful, during my time at St Ives Gold Mine”
Mining Engineering Vacation Student, Dirk Garland
“My work experience at St Ives Gold Mine was incredibly beneficial to my progress and learning within HR. It was a great environment to learn about the workforce and how a large scale production operates. Everyone was amazingly friendly, welcoming and always willing to give helpful advice”
Human Resources Vacation Student, Abbey Thomas
“Blasting the Drake Portal – Invincible Underground at St Ives”
One of the first Invincible Underground firings captured on the Invincible Mining Team’s GoPro at St Ives Gold Mine.
The Drake Portal went off with a “bang”, as did the GoPro which was launched and was recovered from the middle of the open pit the next day slightly worse for wear.
Top Employability Skills:
- Team work
- Engineering (including Mechanical, Geotechnical & Mining)
- Occupational health and safety
- Geology and Metallurgy
Opportunities for Students:
- Vacation work
- Graduate employment
Gold Fields St Ives is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce and strongly encourage and welcome applications from Female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.
Applications open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents ONLY
Contact Details for Student/Graduate Enquiries:
Phone: +61 (0) 8 9088 1111