Global Trainee Program


Global Trainee Program

Vale's Global Trainee Program is an exciting opportunity for those who want to work at one of the largest mining companies in the world. For the company, it is also an opportunity to grow and improve with new talents, who will hold strategic positions in the future and support the cultural transformation of the company.
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Vale Global Trainee Program

Trainees will be challenged daily during the 12 month program, working on projects of major relevance to the organization. As part of the program, trainees will receive a deep understanding of the business, through job rotations, trips to Vale operations, and participation in global projects.

Throughout this journey, they will learn about Vale’s operations and develop their career paths, technical skills and key leadership behaviors.

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Vale Global Trainee Program

Why work at Vale?

We believe people are stimulated by challenges, and the company's business provides several development opportunities.

The Global Trainee Program is the ideal beginning for those seeking to go beyond, and excel and grow their careers.

  • Cinara Uliana
  • Cláudio Alves
  • Igor Povoa
  • Carlos Mello

Check out the testimonials of our former trainees by clicking on their photos

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Figures of 2018

How will we grow together?

Throughout the 12-month program, trainees will participate in behavioural and business-related technical development opportunites, according to their areas of expertise and career path interests. They will also be involved in projects that aim to improve processes, flows, and operations among others. The program structure foresees activities, such as:

  • Familiarization

  • Individual mentoring and coaching

  • Participation in global, digital, and multidisciplinary projects

  • Short-term job rotations in different areas (defined according to qualifications)

  • Access to content, tools, and initiatives to help with career path management

  • Formal evaluation process with continuous feedback

  • Travel to the different operations areas of the company

What will you get?

In addition to the opportunity for development and learning, the company offers excellent benefits. These benefits are:

  • Market compatible salary
  • Medical and dental assistance
  • Pharmacy aid
  • Private pension plan
  • Group life insurance
  • Profit sharing

Learn about the Vale Experience

The Vale Experience is an opportunity for Vale trainees to learn about our operations and establish an integrated vision with practical knowledge of the company’s business. Throughout this experience, they interact with executives and participate in development actions.

In 2020, all trainees will travel across five states in Brazil for a rich learning and integration experience. To learn more about the trip, browse On the Road with photos and information about the 2019 Vale Experience?

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Mapa do Brasil

Who are we looking for?

  • Graduation between May 2016 and May 2020
  • Strategic vision
  • Compliance with Vale's values
  • Advanced English
  • Team spirit
  • Willingness to travel and move to another city
  • Digital mindset
  • Academic qualifications of any University degree
  • Communication skills

What are the selection process phases?

  • 09/11 to 10/31   
       09/11 to 10/31


    For the first step, we want to know a little about you. You will need to complete an application form with questions about yourself, your studies, and preferences to participate in the selection process.

  • 09/26 to 11/05   
       09/26 to 11/05

    Online Test

    In this phase, you will learn more about Vale. You will also need to solve some business cases, answer questions about how you like to work, and prove your ability to analyze and solve problems.

  • 11/13 to 11/15   
       11/13 to 11/15

    Online Assessment

    Here you will participate in an online group assessment. We will evaluate your English fluency, get to know you better, and find out how you work in a group dynamic. We will also pay attention to your communication skills, systemic view and, leadership skills, among others.

  • November   

    Final Assessment

    This is the day to personally meet the directors and managers who may be your coaches and mentors during the program. Besides performing some tasks, you will be able to ask questions, talk and interact with us a little more.

  • May   


    You will find out if you will be a part of the next generation for Vale's Global Trainee Program and are offered to join our team.

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Vale Global Trainee Program

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