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Are you ready to enter the world of mining?

We are offering bursary and graduate opportunities to top-performing learners with an interest in disciplines or fields of study that are relevant to the mining industry such Mining, Engineering, Process, Geosciences and Finance.

Whether you are a Grade 12 learner or currently studying towards a South African degree or Bachelor of Engineering Technology qualification, we provide bursaries to individuals in need of financial assistance and to those who require practical experience, so that they are able to meet the requirements of their mining-related subjects.

Individuals with a passion for their area of study and who have a clear view of what their future career path looks like, are viewed favourably by Anglo American, as these are qualities that are aligned with our core values.

Interested in a hands on experience with a real role at Anglo American?

Testimonial

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CHERYL PHOPI

BTECH MINING ENGINEERING – UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

Cheryl was offered a bursary by Kumba Iron Ore in 2011 and completed her studies in 2014. During her University tenure, she was actively involved in Women in Mining (WIM) initiatives leading to her being spotted by Kumba as a prospective bursar at a WIM function hosted by the University of Johannesburg (UJ).

As part of her graduate programme Cheryl has received exposure at different business units within Anglo American including Anglo Platinum (Amandelbult) where she was a Production Supervisor. She is currently placed at Kumba’s Kolomela Mine.

Cheryl is the first-place winner of the 2017 Kumba Professional in Training (PIT) Symposium with her project aimed at production optimization and cost efficiencies at Anglo Platinum. Her motto in life is: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

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ASANDA MALIMBA

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS SCIENCE, FINANCE (CA) – UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

“Thanks to my bursary from Anglo American, I have had the opportunity to attend one of the best universities in the country, and have gone on to pass both my CA(SA) qualifying exams with the support, guidance and mentorship provided by the company representatives.”

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LIVHUWANI NETSHISAULU

BSC CIVIL ENGINEERING – UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Livhuwani is a new graduate who joined Kumba in 2017. He applied for the graduate position with the strong belief that Kumba will help him to realize his potential and that being part of Anglo American will provide him the platform to make a difference.

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FATIMAH ESAK

BSC CHEMICAL ENGINEERING – UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

“Mining has always been a passion of mine. Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy is exciting and challenging and I am grateful that Anglo American has taken this journey with me by financing my studies and providing me with the experience and mentorship I need to be the best engineer that I can be.”

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JANNIK ROTTCHER

BSC GEOMATICS (LAND SURVEYING) – UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

Jannik is a good example of the opportunities one can be exposed to in the Anglo American group of companies and the benefits of joining such a big and connected organization. Jannik was a bursary student with Anglo American before moving over to Kumba Iron Ore to join the graduate programme.
Jannik is in his final year of the Professionals in Training (PIT) programme in 2017.

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AGATHE BUKASA

MASTERS IN CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING – UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

“Thanks to my bursary from Anglo American I have had the opportunity to pursue a career path that is aligned to my passions and be part of a company that is committed to building a sustainable mining future”

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DAVID PULE

LL.B – UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

“Thanks to Anglo’s personal approach, as an Anglo bursar I have been provided with excellent support and guidance which has contributed to both my personal and professional development..”

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GOMOTSEGANG SETLARE

BSC METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING – UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

“Kumba has molded my career from as early as after matric, where I attended their bridging school, then went through university and all the way up to getting permanent employment today. The graduate program is amongst the best country wide, and opportunities for growth are there within the company." 

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LESEDI NGOATO

BSC CHEMICAL ENGINEERING – UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

“Owing to the Anglo American Platinum bursary scheme, I received full and comprehensive financial and emotional support while studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. This opportunity changed the trajectory of my life as it successfully launched my career as a young professional through the multiple networking, mentorship and training platforms which sharpened and nurtured my professional and interpersonal skills. I am forever indebted to the organisation for accelerating my growth as an emerging young engineer within the mining sector.”

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Meet our business units

Anglo American Platinum

Anglo American Platinum is the world’s leading primary producer of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs).

07 January to the 15 May 2018

Anglo American Platinum

De Beers

De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company and employs more than 20,000 people around the world.

No bursaries available for 2018

De Beers

Kumba Iron Ore

Kumba Iron Ore is a leading supplier of high - quality iron ore to the global steel industry.

March to August 2018

Kumba Iron Ore

Coal South Africa

Coal South Africa wholly owns and operates seven mines which produce thermal coal largely for domestic use with a portion being supplied to the export market.

April to July 2018

Coal South Africa

Corporate Office

We are a globally diversified mining business, with a South African corporate office.

Applications open in January 2018 and close at the end of February 2018.

Corporate Office

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Please check the various Business Units’ application dates before applying for a Bursary or Graduate position.

Graduate Opportunity

For a Graduate Opportunity

Applications available on an adhoc basis

*Please only apply if you are a university graduate.

WHAT CAREER PATH WILL YOU TAKE?

It is essential that, if you join Anglo American, you develop the skills you require to successfully deliver on the strategic objectives of our company.

When you choose a career at Anglo American, you must decide not only what career path to take, but also which area interests you. Below you can find four potential career paths, and the sub-disciplines they comprise of.

Functional expert (Corporate, BU, Operations)

Provides corporate leadership, BU-management or operational engineering input. Manages and/or draws on specialist Engineering teams to maintain, upgrade and design mining and metallurgical plant solutions.

Electrical / Mechanical / Energy

Provides specialist Engineering input and expertise within the field of Electrical (includes C&l, industrial and software), Mechanical or Energy Engineering, to design and maintain effective systems.

Civil and water

Provides specialist input into the design, construction and maintenance of physical built environments and environmental systems, including infrastructure, structural engineering, water and waste management and mine residue management (i.e. tailings and waste rock).

Engineering asset management

Drives proactive maintenance support and Asset Management to improve systems, drive efficiency and generate value for Anglo American.

Projects capital engineering

Provides focused Engineering input to support Project and Capital management.

Management/Multi sub-discipline

To lead, manage and/or govern exploration and mineral resource management activities involving two or more components of Geosciences to support and enable Group Strategy.

Exploration geology

To find mineral deposits in new areas or near existing mines and to identify extensions to existing resources or mining operations.

Resource evaluation

To model and/or estimate mineral resources at a project level or operating mine and/or to oversee public reporting of exploration results, mineral resources and ore reserves.

Mining geology

To ensure optimised ore extraction and product recovery during mining operations.

Geochemistry

To provide geochemical tools and techniques to assist in exploration and mine geology.

Geophysics

To provide geophysics tools and techniques to assist in exploration and mine geology.

Mine operations

Involves the organisation and operation of the mines to achieve the long-term planning objectives, with emphasis on achieving all planning, objectives, optimal resource extraction and effective operational processes.

Mine technical/Mine planning

Evaluates and analyses mining/geological/ventilation and geotechnical information to design, plan and schedule mining operations, with emphasis on mining method, access selection and long-term planning. This may also include the assessment of new mining technologies and their development/application.

Mine surveying

Provides expert mine survey input into mining and survey plans and geometric control of mining operations, including spatial measurement governance (works with mine geologist on grade plans and grade control, and with rock/ geotechnical engineering on ground movement monitoring). Emphasis on mining quantities and reporting on compliance with mine design and planned production and proximity of operations to hazards and areas of restricted activity.

Rock/Geotechnical engineering

Analyses, designs and monitors geotechnical plans and rock stability control systems for new and existing mining operations. Emphasis on risk mitigation and design optimisation. Works closely with all mining Sub-Discipline areas and Geosciences.

Ventilation engineering

Designs and monitors mine ventilation and cooling (or heating) systems while providing expert advice on occupational hygiene/health matters.

Mineral resource management

Analyses and evaluates mining/geological/geotechnical, survey and financial information to ensure optimal management of mineral resources and reserves.

Metallurgy

Designs, engineers and operates metallurgical process plants. Researches, optimises, and develops the most appropriate beneficiation technology for current and future plant operations. Provides technical input to beneficiate ores and produce the saleable products.

Chemistry

Provides analytical support across the life-cycle of a commodity to determine the chemical composition. Undertakes quality management chemical analysis of mining ore samples and process plant samples to ensure that planned business performance is achieved and upgraded where possible. Where appropriate, researches and develops new methods and instruments.

Mineralogy

Examines and analyses ore and process samples to identify the mineralogical phases present and determines their modes of occurrence. Ensures that the mineralogy of the phases of interest are best understood so that the most appropriate beneficiation can be developed. Applied mineralogy also plays an important role in geometallurgy, materials studies (such as establishing the causes of refractory failure in furnaces) and technique and process development.

Anglo American has been voted Graduate Employer of Choice

in the Mining and Resources Sector in South Africa for the fifth consecutive year (SAGEA Survey 2016).

2017 Employer of choice | sagea awards

Start Your Path Today

Please check the various Business Units’ application dates before applying for a Bursary or Graduate position.

Graduate Opportunity

For a Graduate Opportunity

Applications available on an adhoc basis

*Please only apply if you are a university graduate.