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  • How do I see available vacancies and how do I apply?

    On the Opportunities in other countries page, click on the flag of your country of interest and a window will open with the necessary information.

  • Do I need to apply to each country to compete for its vacancies?

    Yes. Each country has its own database for selection.

  • In what countries is Vale offering vacancies?

    As selection is conducted by country, you need to contact your country of interest to see if there are any current vacancies. Go to the Opportunities in Brazil or Opportunities in other countries page and find out how to apply.

  • Do I need to be fluent in foreign languages?

    |Each country has its own selection process for the various opportunities. It is important to check the basic requirements on the pages of each country and send e-mails to the contacts provided. You can do this by visiting the International Opportunities page and clicking on the flag of your country of interest.

  • Will I need to get a visa to work in my country of choice?

    You don’t need to do this before the selection process. Each country has its own selection process for the various opportunities. It is important to check the basic requirements on the pages of each country and send e-mails to the contacts provided. You can do this by visiting the International Opportunities page and clicking on the flag of your country of interest.

  • How do I apply?

    Click here to apply for the Vale Internship Program. Applications for this Program may only be made on the internet. Ensure that your data are correct and check that your application has been sent successfully.

  • Will I receive confirmation of my application??

    To check if your application has been successfully effected, return to the Internship Program pageand click “Track Process”. Enter your e-mail and CPF (Individual Taxpayer Number), as previously registered, and confirm the data.

  • How do I track the selection process?

    To track the selection process, go to Internship Program and click “Track Process”.

  • What are the program locations?

    The internship program is run in all Vale locations across Brazil, but availability of vacancies may vary according to demand in specific business areas. Click here for more information on these locations.

  • When can I apply?

    The Internship Program application process is always open and you can submit your resume at any time throughout the year. There are, however, two application milestones per year - once a semester. At these times, full selection processes are held (with online tests, group dynamics, panels and interviews), and all resumes submitted up to the date given on the Program page are sifted. Resumes submitted after the due date are retained on the registration system for future opportunities.

    Planning is effected according to requirements in each sector, and updated information can be found on the program page .

  • What are the benefits?

    Interns at technical and university graduate level receive a monthly allowance, private transportation or vouchers, meals on site or food vouchers and medical assistance.

  • After applying, will I automatically participate in all stages of the process?

    Application for the program does not guarantee participation in all stages of the selection process. The first stage of the process is screening of resumes, which are assessed according to program requirements - graduation date, course, location, etc. Resumes falling within the desired profile are selected for the next stage – the online test.

  • My educational institution is not listed on the site. What option should I choose?

    If your educational institution is not among those on the list, the application should be made using the option “Others” at the end of the list. This will not affect a candidate application.

  • What are the program locations?

    The Internship Program is run in Vale areas of operation and vacancies are opened according to company requirements.

  • Can I apply for vacancies in other states or request transfer after my internship has started?

    One of the main characteristics of the Internship Program is that the student has a link with an educational institution. Internship candidates at university graduate level may not complete an internship outside their state. During the internship period, the student will still be required to attend university, and travel to other states would not be possible due to the working hours requirement.

    For internship candidates at technical level, if the student has yet to complete the theory stage, it will not be possible to do an internship in another state. If the student has completed the theory stage, he or she may be an intern in another location provided that he/she can prove residence in the same location as the intended internship.

  • Where do selection process stages take place?

    The stages are held at Vale offices, or at Recruitment and Selection facilities which provide us with support in these processes.

  • Should people who participated in the previous selection process reapply?

    If you participated in the previous selection process and did not pass, you should reapply. If you passed all stages in the previous process, but remained in the Talent Bank, you do not need to reapply. Just keep your details updated. Where a specific vacancy arises, or in the next selection process, if your resume still falls within graduation, course and location requirements and if there are vacancies for your profile you may be called to return to the selection process at the point where you stopped.

  • My graduation date is different from that required for the process. Can I still apply?

    It is not possible to participate if your graduation date is not compatible with that required by the program. In order for the intern to acquire practical skills in his/her professional area, it is necessary to have studied theoretical content in line with the functions to be performed.

  • My course is different to those required. Can I still apply?

    It is not possible to apply for a course different from, or only similar to yours. The intern will be mentored by a Vale professional trained to assess and develop, in conjunction with the intern, specific technical and theoretical skills in the required graduation area. In addition, during final selection stages, you should present proof of graduation and enrolment in the course you opted for.

  • Can I be hired after the internship?

    The possibility of being hired depends on factors such as intern performance, vacancies on the staff and other aspects.

  • How many vacancies are offered for my course?

    Details of the number of vacancies and functions during internship are provided only to those candidates reaching the final stages of the selection process.

  • What do the tests consist of?

    Portuguese: reading, analysis (non-syntactic) and text interpretation. Mathematics: logical reasoning and problem-solving using basic arithmetic operations, the rule of three, percentages, statistics and units of measure. English: for internship candidates at university graduate level. Technical-level candidates will also be tested on aspects related to technical qualification required for the course.

  • I am looking at a white screen – is there a problem with my application?
    You can only access the Internship Program using Internet Explorer. When a candidate applies using a browser other than Internet Explorer, a white screen may appear due to non-compatibility of systems. Recommended screen resolution for the site is 800 X 600 pixels.
  • Why was I not selected in the resume screening?
    This phase is related to vacancy profiles. Non-approval in this stage may be defined because the resume does not meet requirements for graduation, graduation date or location, etc.
  • I have not received any feedback. Nobody has contacted me. How do I track selection process stages?
    he entire selection process should be tracked by the candidate. Click here and locate the process tracking button in “How to apply” and view the selection stages. Don’t forget to keep your information updated and check your e-mail, particularly if it’s Yahoo!, Hotmail or Gmail. Such accounts may filter out selection process e-mails. Check your Spam inbox and mark e-mails from vale@peopleontime.com.br and provaonline@peopleontime.com.br as “Not Spam”.
  • How do I register my resume?

    To submit your resume, click here. You can leave it registered to compete for vacancies at Vale. If you would like to participate in a Vale program, register on the relevant program page.

  • How do I consult current vacancies at Vale?

    Click here  and go to Vagas em Aberto at the top of the page. Do you want to compete for Vale program vacancies? Register on the relevant program page.

  • How will I know if I've passed a selection process?

    The selection process should be tracked by the candidate. To do this, visit the page for the program you applied for and click on “Track Process”. As soon as Vale has a response, it will appear on the candidate’s registration page.

  • I have registered, but Track Process shows results for the previous process. Do I need to re-register?

    Information on the Track Process link is merely a history of your previous selection process. Don’t worry – this will not influence the new selection process in which you are now participating.

  • I’m in the Talent Bank. What now?

    If you’re in the Talent Bank, it’s because you did well in the selection process stages of a Vale program, but we can’t offer you a position at the moment. If a vacancy with your profile comes up during a new process, you may be informed and invited to continue where you left off. However, being in the Talent Bank does not guarantee that you’ll be called again. Only candidates with a suitable profile for new vacancies will be called.

  • I’m in the Talent Bank. Do I need to re-apply in the next selection process?

    If you’ve already participated in a Vale selection process, there’s no need to reapply because your resume is already part of the Talent Bank. If a vacancy with your profile comes up, we’ll contact you, and you can continue selection from where you left off. There is also the possibility that you may have to repeat a selection process stage.

  • How do I apply?

    Click here to apply for the Professional Qualification Program. Click on the Professional Qualification Program in your region. Then click on “Apply”. Applications for the Professional Qualification Program may only be made on the internet. Ensure that your data are correct and check that your application has been sent successfully.

  • Will I receive confirmation of my application?

    To check if your application has been successfully effected, return to the Professional Qualification Program page and click “Track Process”. Enter your e-mail and CPF (Individual Taxpayer Number), as previously registered, and confirm the data.

  • How do I track the selection process?

    To track the selection process, go to the Professional Qualification Program you are applying for and click “Track Process”.

  • Should people who participated in the previous selection process reapply?

    If you participated in the previous selection process and did not pass, you should reapply. 

    If you passed all stages but didn’t go on to the final phase, but are in the Talent Bank, you just need to keep your details updated. In the next selection process (if held in the same year), if your resume still falls within graduation, course and location requirements, and if there are vacancies for your profile, you may be called to return to the selection process at the point where you stopped.   

    If you participated in the selection process in the previous year, you should reapply.

  • How will I know the results of the selection stages?

    The whole process can be tracked on the program page. Candidates should click on “Track Process” and enter their CPF and e-mail. In selection processes where applications are made by filling out forms, and those at educational institutions, candidates should follow up results at the place of application.

  • Why was I not selected in the resume screening?

    Application does not guarantee participation in all stages of the selection process. The first stage of the process is screening of resumes, which are assessed according to program requirements - graduation, course, location, etc. Resumes which fail to meet one of the requirements will not pass on to the next stage. In some cases, the candidate may be suitable to the profile, but there may not be vacancies. In this case, the resume will be stored in the Talent Bank.

  • I have not completed a technical/professional course. Can I apply with just a high-school diploma?

    For some selection processes, yes. Those who pass will be trained by Vale. To find out if the program you’re interested in requires high school or a technical course, visit the Opportunities in Brazil page and see what profiles are required by the company in each program.

  • My course is different to those required. Can I apply?

    For selection processes requiring a technical/professional course, it is not possible to apply for a different course.

  • Can I apply for vacancies in other states or request transfer after my internship has started?

    It is not possible to participate in a program in a different location to that indicated during application. Candidates from neighboring cities may apply, but may not pass resume screening. This happens because vacancy planning takes into account transportation provided by Vale to operational units where vacancies are offered. We also consider preferential hiring of local people.

  • What are the program locations?

    The Professional Qualification Program is run in Vale areas of operation and vacancies are opened according to company requirements.

  • Are those hired already Vale employees or are the posts temporary?

    Approved candidates are hired as Vale employees.

  • What are the benefits?

    Meal vouchers (or meals in workplace), food vouchers, transportation vouchers, health plan and participation in company dividends.

  • How does the program work? What are the activities?

    Those approved will participate in adaptation and skills development in project management for approximately two months. After completion of training, the professional should be available to work on Vale projects in different parts of Brazil or in other countries. The Capital Project Specialization Program curricular framework will be made up of the following models:

    1. Business and Program Overview
    2. Project Management
    3. Project Management at Vale
    4. Course Completion Project
  • What happens in the recruitment process?

    Applications are made on the Vale site with submission of resumes, which are analyzed in accordance with program requirements. Those selected are contacted by Vale or by the consultancy running the process, and receive instructions regarding the following selection stages – online test, interviews, group dynamics, etc. Candidates who do not pass will receive a message about termination of the selection process, which can be viewed by clicking on the link "Track Process.".

  • Can I participate in more than one process at the same time?

    It is possible to apply for up to three different selection processes. If you are approved for one, you will be automatically removed from the other two.

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