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SANTOS Vacation Program - Applications Open Now

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SANTOS Vacation Program - Applications Open Now
by Julie Mayo - Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 11:39 AM




An Australian energy pioneer since 1954, Santos is one of the leading independent oil and gas producers in the Asia-Pacific region, supplying the energy needs of homes, businesses and major industries across Australia and Asia.


Underpinned by a portfolio of high-quality liquefied natural gas (LNG), pipeline gas and oil assets, Santos epitomises a technology company and provides exciting opportunities to advance your career.


Santos offers 12 weeks’ vacation employment to students currently in their penultimate year of undergraduate study. This employment is offered during November to February each year.


Information technology plays a critical support role throughout our entire upstream value chain, from exploration, appraisal and development through to production and operations. And while Santos is known to employ one of the largest geoscience and engineering workforces in Australia, these employees are supported by a modern and expansive ecosystem of IT infrastructure, hardware and software applications.  Santos’s highly experienced Information Systems department provides the full spectrum of IT services so the rest of the organisation can go about doing what it does best: exploring for and producing oil and gas.


In addition to the ubiquitous world of data centres, communications and networking infrastructure, desktop, laptop and tablet PCs, Santos IS’s end-to-end services also touch upon the Nexus of Forces.  Santos IS delivers projects and provides support for data and information management, business intelligence, predictive analytics, ERP and other enterprise applications, as well as supporting oil and gas specific surface and subsurface applications.  This breadth of technologies and a deep talent pool makes Santos IS an exciting place to learn and develop as an IT professional.


What the Program Provides


Our program provides opportunities for students to enhance personal development through structured performance feedback, defined project work, and the delivery of a presentation on the project. This work also enables students to determine their interest in the oil and gas industry.


What Santos Looks For


Santos looks for the following qualities in applicants: results orientated (demonstrated in high academic results, other commitments, hobbies, work); demonstrated initiative; communication skills; commitment to achieving commercial outcomes through technical excellence; alignment to Santos values; and capability through online testing.


Eligibility Criteria


·         You must be in your penultimate year of undergraduate study (i.e. 3rd year of a 4 year degree)

·         Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents only (inc. New Zealand Citizens)

·         Study disciplines:

o   Information Technology

o   IT Engineering

o   Computer Science

o   Maths Science


How to Apply


Applications are now open and close Monday 6 June at 5pm.

Apply via the Santos website

Recruitment Schedule







Applications Close 5pm


Shortlisting and online assessments


Interviews and offers


Vacation Program commences


Further Information


For more information, visit




Please email queries regarding the program or application process to