GFG Alliance in Australia

Being an international mining, primary metal production, metal recycling, engineering and distribution company, we are committed to broadening our horizons to better serve our global and domestic customers.

To do so, we look for exceptional talent from a broad range of backgrounds.

In Australia, the GFG Alliance, through its member businesses, owns a number of steel, metal, mining and energy assets.

Through its LIBERTY group, GFG Alliance owns the iconic Whyalla Steelworks and an integrated manufacturing, distribution and recycling business, based on the east coast of Australia, and known in the market as InfraBuild. It’s inclusive of well-known customer brands such as ARC, Cyclone, Waratah, and Midalia.

Through SIMEC, GFG Alliance owns iron ore mining assets in Whyalla and iron ore bulk handling facilities at the Whyalla port. SIMEC’s mining activities also includes coking-coal operations at Tahmoor. SIMEC Energy Australia is growing its capability as a supplier of renewable energy.

When you join us you’ll have the opportunity to make your mark. You’ll be challenged to reach your full potential and given every opportunity to succeed. Our strong track record of internal promotion, learning and development will allow you to further your career as you grow your professional and personal skills with us.

Global reach and opportunities

The GFG Alliance operates in local communities around the world, and boasts a combined workforce of about 35,000 employees in more than 30 countries. We believe it is our diversity that makes us stronger, both as individuals and a team. And as you would imagine our culture is a unique blend that you’ll find in any one of the businesses we operate from mining to steel and recycling.


We believe that there is strength in diversity, and what sets us apart and makes us unique as individuals makes us stronger as a team. A diverse and inclusive environment that is dynamic, global and broad minded will underpin our drive to be a world class organisation.

We are focused on diversity within three specific areas: diversity of thinking, gender diversity and cultural diversity. As well as recruiting people from the total population, fostering diversity across its Australian operations means GFG Alliance will also be a workplace where all employees can flourish and grow.

Read our 2018-2019 Diversity Report


Our apprentices tell us that it’s the balance between working and studying that will really give you the edge. When you’re not learning the technicalities of your trade, you’ll be on site putting what you’ve learnt into practice with heavy machinery and equipment. You’ll be challenged and stretched, but you will have the guidance from your manager to make sure your career starts in the best way.

At the end of your apprenticeship you’ll be a fully qualified tradesperson and if you have the desire, you can progress into other opportunities like supervision of study.

Disciplines we commonly look for are mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and heavy fabrication.

Graduate careers

Participants in our Australian graduate career program tell us the hands-on nature of our program puts their interpersonal, professional and technical skills in the fast lane for growth.

It’s real work combined with encouragement, and we help you map out your development so you get the best from the program to develop the technical and non-technical skills you need in order to take your career further.
We look for people who are adaptable, thrive in challenging environments and want to be involved in real projects, work as part of a team, take on big challenges and make a real contribution to the business.

You will need to be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident or NZ citizen.
  • Studying (or studied) at an Australian or NZ university.
  • In your penultimate or final year of study, or have graduated in the last 2 years, studying in one of the following streams: Engineering, Commerce or business related degree, Geoscience and Science to name a few.
Interested in Australian-based apprenticeship or graduate opportunities? We’d love to hear from you