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Photographer: Ricardo Teles

The PTP is the main gateway to our operational and technical positions

We value and boost the careers of everyone in mining, inspiring dreams and expanding opportunities in the industry.  

In order to train new talents for the labor market, the Professional Training Program offers operational and technical professional qualification in the regional markets where Vale operates. In this way, we train talents to work in various business areas.

The PTP is applied in partnership with Senai and Vale's Technical Business Areas and aimed at people 18 years of age and older, graduates of Regular High School or Technical High School Courses.

We value all people

We work to be a more diverse and inclusive company. Since 2021, we have offered exclusive or preferential vacancies for women in the PTP, as in other Vale recruitment programs.

We reinforce the awareness and engagement of our professionals to promote together a safe environment where everyone has a voice and opportunities for development, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or if they have any disabilities.

"We have an environment that values diversity and is constantly evolving. In addition to learning based on Vale's production processes, the PTP also offers the start of a career with responsible action, seeking local development and sustainability."


Mira Noronha
Global Talent Attraction Manager

Some of our goals and actions in Diversity and Inclusion


We are committed to being an anti-racist company, and together we work every day to promote equal opportunities in our company, to value our black talents and to combat racism in all its forms. We have set the goal of having 40% of Vale's leadership positions in Brazil composed of black people. 


We believe that the presence of women is essential to building a more collaborative and innovative environment, as well as a more equal future. In December 2019, Vale made a commitment to double the number of women at the company by 2030. The target was brought forward to 2025, after all we have already jumped from 13% to over 22% in representation (data from 2022).


We are made by a plural team and, for this reason, we have created a safe space of respect and care for everyone. As a priority within the Diversity and Inclusion theme, we have increased awareness about sexual orientation and gender identity, regardless of personal beliefs and values.

Photographer: Ricardo Teles

Would you like to know what it is like to participate in the Professional Training Program – PTP?

Juliana Canário 

Operational Trainee in Pará

We received a training opportunity for the job market and a professional career. I feel accomplished. It is the first time my employment record book is being signed and I am very excited to start this course and expectations are the best possible.

PTP 2023 - Applications closed!

From March 28 to April 14, 2023, enrollment is open for the Professional Training Program. This year, we are offering around a thousand places, distributed across four states: Espírito Santo, Maranhão, Minas Gerais and Pará.

The objective of the 2023 PFP is to offer training in Vale's operational and technical functions and to boost the inclusion of women in mining.

In addition, we are aware of our social role in the communities where we operate. To develop and qualify local talents, increasing the supply of qualified labor, it is preferable that candidates reside in the cities with open positions or in the communities surrounding our operations.

The program, our main gateway to operational and technical positions, is carried out in partnership with the National Service for Industrial Learning (Senai) and Vale's technical areas.

Apply Now!

See below the cities where we have open positions and choose, preferably, where you live. We will redirect you to the registration site of our partner consultancy. Good luck!

Candidates Profile

People 18 years of age and older who preferably live in the cities with open positions or in communities surrounding Vale's operations. 


- Operational Trainee: High School graduate.

* In some cases, it is desirable that candidates have professional training and a CNH - National Driver's License - types B or D.
Photographer: Ricardo Teles
People 18 The selection process takes place entirely online, between the months of march and september 2023. During this period, the following stages will take place: registration of candidates, knowledge assessments, a virtual panel of interviews with Vale managers, and medical examinations. The training is expected to start between July and September, depending on the location.


  • Registration: 03/28 to 04/14/2023
  • Online tests: 03/28 to 04/14/2023
  • Dynamics with the Consultant: As of April
  • Panel with the Manager: As of May
  • Psychological evaluation: As of June
  • Admissions Exam: As of August
  • Delivery of Documents: As of August
  • Admission: As of September

Program Length

  • Theoretical Phase - 4 to 6 months.
  • Practical Phase - 6 to 9 months.

* The period may vary depending on the location and area of training.

The people selected will receive monthly remuneration of up to R$ 1,937.31 for the Operational Trainee position. In addition, we offer:

  • Paid vacations
  • Medical, dental and pharmaceutical assistance
  • Specialized assistance for disabled people 
  • Life insurance
  • Meal vouchers or access to the on-site cafeteria
  • Transport vouchers or transportation to the working area
  • Access to gyms and other physical activity centers associated with Gympass
  • Reimbursement for day care and pre-school for children
  • Gift voucher for Christmas baskets
  • Registration at Apoiar - Employee Assitance Program