About Us

Northern Star (ASX: NST) is a global-scale Australian gold producer with three world-class production centres located in highly prospective and low sovereign risk regions of Australia and North America. The Company has a portfolio of high-quality, high-margin underground and open pit gold mines, and is firmly focused on delivering superior shareholder returns.

Northern Star is a progressive and rapidly growing business with a strong focus on exploration, and offers diverse and exciting career opportunities across a range of professions and trades.

When you join our Company, you join the Northern Star Team. You will be engaged in a dynamic work environment where you will be valued as an integral part of the Team, and where you can develop and grow with our business. We are committed to recruiting, training and promoting individuals based on competence and skills. Our recruitment practices are designed to ensure a fairness and consistency.

At Northern Star, we produce Gold in Ounces, Opportunities in Tonnes...

Why work for us?

Our comprehensive compensation package includes fixed and variable pay components, as well as a variety of additional benefits including, but not limited to: 

  • Company subsidised GU Health Insurance
  • Employee Share Plan programs 
  • Salary Continuance (Income protection) insurance from commencement of employment 
  • Industry leading Parental leave policy – with up to 20 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers accompanied by generous return to work provisions and up to 4 weeks paid parental leave for secondary carers
  • GoldSTARR program - cash savings for everyday expenses 
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) that includes free, confidential counselling and wellbeing services
  • Salary Sacrificing benefits, including Novated Leasing and Remote Area Living benefit options
  • Paid Family Domestic Violence leave  


Our remuneration packages include both fixed and variable remuneration components, that are designed to attract and retain our employees and help us to facilitate growth. 

Fixed remuneration

Fixed remuneration includes a base salary and additional superannuation, allowing us to recognise the skills and experience our employees and candidates bring to the table. Our salary bands are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure alignment with the market. 

Variable remuneration 

In addition to fixed remuneration, the majority of our employees are eligible to receive variable pay components, which include the Gold Price Variable bonus and a Short-Term Incentive. 

The Gold Price Variable bonus is a commodity related bonus that is dependent on the price of gold sold in Australia in each period. This bonus is paid out quarterly to all eligible employees. 

The Short - Term Incentive is offered to eligible employees and is destined to reward our efforts as an organisation. The incentive is paid either quarterly or annually dependant on your employment classification.

Our Purpose & Values


To generate superior returns for our shareholders, while providing positive benefits for our stakeholders, through operational effectiveness, exploration, and active portfolio management.


Our strategy is clear – to develop a responsible Company that is attractive to global investors by:

  • Sustaining critical mass – maintaining gold production from three world class mining production centres
  • Maintaining a diversified asset base through our portfolio of world class operating mines
  • Ensuring our assets have significant mine lives – improving mine lives to greater than ten years through aggressive in-mine and near-mine exploration
  • Maintaining low-cost operations – constantly driving efficiencies and productivity 
  • Upholding strong financial disciplines – continuing to deliver superior results and maintaining our track record of paying fully-franked dividends to Shareholders

Core Values

The culture at Northern Star is one of a shared vision, purpose and teamwork. We believe that diversity is essential to our success and ensure an equal opportunity employment environment.

To work at Northern Star, you must commit to the following:

  • undertake every task in a safe and responsible manner
  • work together to achieve desired results
  • be accountable for our actions and their consequences
  • treat each other with respect and dignity
  • respect the law and act accordingly
  • be fair, transparent and honest in our dealings
  • strive to achieve beneficial outcomes for our people and the communities in which we operate
  • use the environment and Northern Star property responsibly
  • deliver on expected outcome

Early Career Pathways

University Graduates

Our Graduate Program is a multi-discipline 2-year program which aims to ensure individuals understand the Northern Star operational model. Training is divided into general and discipline specific components. Graduates who successfully complete Northern Star’s graduate program will have the opportunity to become future department managers and technical experts for not only Northern Star, but the wider mining industry.

We offer Graduate roles within the following disciplines:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Geology
  • Metallurgy
  • Health, Safety and Environment

University Students

Vacation work is offered to current university students during both winter and summer holiday periods. This structured program assists with early acceptance to our Graduate Program, allowing students to transfer their knowledge learnt during study and apply it in an operational environment, whilst providing them with access to industry mentors. 


An apprenticeship is an exciting and challenging opportunity which allows you to build relationships within all levels of the business. Completing a 4-year apprenticeship with Northern Star will provide you with a platform to launch your career and emerge as a first-class tradesperson. Opportunities we offer include both fixed and mobile plant and are available in both surface and underground operations.   


Those who like to learn on the job can start their career in mining by joining one of our traineeship programs. We offer a variety of traineeship opportunities which help us to shape our future Processing Technicians, Mobile Plant Operators and Mining Technicians. 


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