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Our Graduate Programme is about finding the very best talent to help us create a more sustainable future.

You’ll contribute to our business from the first day you join us.

You’ll take on two or three roles during the three-year programme, learning through doing, working alongside top industry experts on an accelerated and exhilarating development journey that’s rooted in a purpose-led high-performance culture.

We recruit in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Brazil and Chile. There are opportunities across the business, in a wide range of roles, from Engineering and Technology to Finance and HR.

FutureSmart MiningTM

Join the innovators, thought leaders and experts of Anglo American to discover how we are re-imagining our industry and our world.

Our purpose

Mining has a smarter future – a future where you may barely notice some mines at all. Out of sight, but never out of mind, tomorrow’s mine will long provide the precious raw materials our modern society needs.

Our metals are the essential ingredients in smartphones, electric cars and wind turbines, while also purifying traditional vehicle and other emissions; our basic materials build our homes, offices, railways and airports; and our diamonds fulfil your dreams.

Re-imagining mining to improve people's lives.

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Our purpose

At Anglo American our purpose is to re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives.

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This isn’t just a phrase. We’re committed to making a real and positive difference to everyone whose lives we touch.

We’re transforming the way we mine to make it safer and more sustainable.

By using less water, less energy and innovative extraction technologies, we’re reducing our physical footprint.

But our role is so much larger than as a supplier of precious metals and minerals. We have a critical part to play in creating a sustainable future for the people in the communities where we operate. We’re ensuring they have better education, better healthcare and better jobs, so their futures are brighter and healthier.

We call this approach ‘FutureSmart’.

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An employer of choice

We want to be the mining company that people choose to work with – and to work for.

We offer an incredible range of career opportunities across the globe. Each demands particular skills, but there are certain qualities we look for in all our people.

You’ll need to be someone who can bring our values to life. You’ll be able to look beyond processes to the lives we touch. And you’ll be a team player, ready to share ideas, collaborate, and play your part in creating positive and long-term change.

Meet some of our people around the globe.

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Andre Nel

I started working at The De Beers Group in 2015 as an Engineer in Training where I gained the necessary experience and training to obtain a Government Certificate of Competence (GCC). I also had the opportunity to act in various supervisory (foreman and section engineer) positions ranging from earthmoving vehicles to the diamond recovery section in the processing plant at De Beers’ Venetia Mine.

The Engineer in Training programme has been a great launch pad for my career and has provided opportunities and exposure to some of the world’s most interesting and extraordinary technologies available on the market today whilst also teaching me the importance of interpersonal relationships between myself, employees, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders.

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Bianka Bronkhorst

I was offered a bursary with Anglo American in 2014 and graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2017 with a BSc Honours Degree in Geology. During my studies I was privileged to be invited to become a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

As part of my graduate programme, I have received exposure at different sites within Kumba Iron Ore. This includes Sishen Iron Ore Mine where I was exposed to the entire Mining Technical Services (MTS) value chain but worked mostly within the Grade Control and Resource Geology sections. I am currently placed at Kumba Exploration in the Northern Cape Province working as an exploration geologist.

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Humphrey Moshitwa

I have worked in different operations and have gained a lot of exposure as an Engineer in Training. My graduate programme was mostly based at Venetia mine where I filled different roles that included acting as a supervisor and engineer. My passion for leadership and my initiating spirit has resulted in me managing the annual plant maintenance shutdown. My training programme has given me exposure to other operations including Anglo American Platinum and Anglo Coal.

I have now completed my graduate programme and I am currently working as a General Engineering Supervisor at the diamond recovery plant at Venetia Mine.

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Kaushalya Madugalle

I joined the Anglo American team in 2018 as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer with a background in mechanical and aerospace engineering and management. During my graduate programme, I have had a vast array of experiences and currently work at one of Anglo American’s underground coal operations in Australia (Moranbah North Mine) with a focus on equipment reliability. Previously, I was at an open cut operation (Dawson Mine) where I was engaged in major equipment (dragline and shovel) maintenance shutdowns.

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Michillay Brown

In just over three years I have grown immensely. I started the programme as a young, curious, and nervous graduate and in just a short space of time I have developed into a young mining professional. I have picked up a number of critical on-the-job skills, that are fundamental for my career, and I have participated in skills development and leadership programmes that Anglo American offers. Through my roles based in South Africa and in London, I have become much more confident and efficient when executing projects and tasks in my area of expertise, and I have a broader understanding of the complexities and opportunities when it comes to the business of mining.

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Shaylin Bhana

I received a full bursary from De Beers for the final two years of my studies towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pretoria. Upon completion of my degree, De Beers employed me at the Venetia Mine Operation as an Engineer in Training with the final goal of obtaining a Mine Engineers’ Government Certificate of Competency, an exam that I will write in June 2019.

As part of my graduate programme, I had the opportunity to work on various projects including the Venetia Productivity Improvement Project, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Venetia Underground Project as an assistant engineer giving me insight into my future role as an appointed mine engineer.

Upon completion of the Engineer in Training programme, I was appointed as the General Engineering Supervisor: Operational Readiness and Transitioning with the goal of moving the operation from an open pit to underground mine.

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Megan Rautenbach

Working for Anglo American at Kumba Iron Ore business unit at Sishen Mine has created several growing opportunities for my career by exploring and implementing both the theoretical and practical working environment. The Business Improvement unit of Kumba creates an environment where I can act as a business consultant and at the same time have hands on experience in seeing the turnover and improvements of processes from the raw materials all the way through to the final product delivered to our clients. Anglo American does not only create an environment for personal growth but also creates the ability for further development of skill sets and knowledge. This is a phenomenal company that creates a safe space to challenge yourself by exiting your comfort zone and exploring the learning zone and opportunities.

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Thokozani Malinga

I have had the opportunity to work at two processing plants (Sishen Mine in Kathu and Minas-Rio in Brazil) which allowed me to firm up on my technical skills through the management of various projects on these sites. In addition to technical skills I have always wanted to increase my business acumen and I therefore had an opportunity to work on the implementation of the Anglo American CEO Business Scorecard, which was mainly focused on implementing a sustainable performance management tool within the organization. These unique opportunities have really contributed to me being able to build a unique skillset.

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Do you have what we’re looking for?

Applicants must...

  1. Have a degree or postgraduate degree (Honours or Masters) in disciplines relevant to mining, in particular, Engineering and relevant sub-disciplines; Commerce; Data Science; HR; Geology; Safety and Sustainability; and Environment.
  2. Have excellent academics.
  3. Be team players with strong leadership potential.
  4. Demonstrate drive, ambition and a passion for challenging work in our operations.
  5. Actively participate in campus and community life.

Our values

Our strategy provides the roadmap for our business, and our values guide our behaviours while on the journey. These six values form the blueprint for our way of working: