Glencore Coal SA is excited to announce the opening of applications for its prestigious Glencore Graduate Development Program for the year 2024. This program is a golden opportunity for recent graduates to kick-start their careers in the dynamic and challenging world of mining, engineering, environmental science, safety, finance, and learning content development.

Based in the heart of Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa, this initiative by Glencore Coal’s Group Services aims to nurture the next generation of professionals by providing them with comprehensive exposure and hands-on experience in their chosen fields.

About Glencore Coal SA

Glencore is a global leader in natural resource sectors, with operations spanning across the globe. Known for its commitment to sustainability, innovation, and responsible mining practices, Glencore plays a pivotal role in the mining and metals industry. Its dedication to creating value for its stakeholders while minimizing environmental impact sets it apart in the industry. The Glencore Graduate Development Program is a testament to the company’s investment in future talents and its belief in empowering individuals to make significant contributions to the industry and communities.

Glencore Graduate Development Program Overview

  • Company: Glencore Coal SA
  • Location: Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Closing Date: 02/03/2024
  • Reference Number: GTC 2024/007

Program Highlights and Structure

The Glencore Graduate Development Program is meticulously designed to offer participants an immersive experience in various disciplines, including Mining Engineering, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Safety, Finance, and Learning Content Development. The program highlights include:

  • A fixed-term contract of 24-48 months, offering a deep dive into the professional world.
  • Rotation across different parts of the business to ensure a well-rounded exposure.
  • A blend of technical and behavioral development, with a strong emphasis on practical experience.
  • Learning under the guidance of experienced professionals through assignments, coaching, and attending relevant courses and workshops.

Fields/Roles Available

  • Mining Engineering
  • Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Safety
  • Finance
  • Learning Content Development

Minimum Requirements

The Glencore Graduate Development Program is keen on attracting individuals who are not only academically proficient but also demonstrate a deep commitment to their personal and professional growth in the fields of Mining Engineering, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Safety, Finance, and Learning Content Development.

The program is designed to foster a culture of excellence, learning, and collaboration. Below are the detailed minimum requirements  to be considered for this prestigious program:

  • Educational Background: Applicants must possess a relevant Degree in one of the aforementioned fields. The program seeks individuals who have pursued higher education with vigor and a clear focus on their chosen discipline, ensuring that they bring a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge to the practical challenges they will face.
  • Academic Excellence: An outstanding academic record is essential. Candidates should have consistently demonstrated excellence throughout their university tenure, showcasing their dedication, intellectual prowess, and ability to achieve high standards. This criterion is a testament to the candidate’s hard work, resilience, and commitment to their field of study.
  • Learning and Adaptability: A strong orientation towards learning and adherence to rules is crucial. Applicants should exhibit a keenness to absorb new information, a willingness to adapt to changing environments, and the flexibility to embrace new challenges. This quality ensures that participants are not only able to keep pace with the dynamic nature of their respective industries but also contribute positively to evolving scenarios.
  • Community Preference: In line with Glencore Coal SA’s commitment to supporting local communities, special preference will be given to applicants originating from the Nkangala District of the Mpumalanga province. Candidates will need to provide proof of residence as part of their application. This initiative aims to foster local talent development and contribute to the socio-economic growth of the region.

Key Responsibilities:

Participants will engage in various tasks designed to enhance their understanding and skills in their respective fields. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Participating in projects and assignments that contribute to the operational and strategic objectives of Glencore Coal SA.
  • Rotating through different departments to gain comprehensive insights into the business.
  • Collaborating with teams and contributing to the development and implementation of solutions in their field of study.
  • Attending workshops and training sessions to bolster both technical and soft skills.

Skills Required

The Glencore Graduate Development Program seeks candidates who are not only academically proficient but also possess a range of skills and competencies that will enable them to thrive in a fast-paced and evolving industry. These include:

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to work in different environments and teams.
  • Leadership potential and the ability to work independently.
  • A proactive approach to learning and professional development.

Internship Objectives

The primary objective of the Graduate Development Program is to equip participants with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to take on substantive roles within Glencore Coal SA and the wider industry. Interns can expect to:

  • Gain extensive exposure to their chosen field through practical experience.
  • Develop a robust understanding of the mining and resources sector.
  • Build a network of professional contacts within Glencore and the industry.
  • Receive mentoring and coaching from experienced professionals.
  • Lay a strong foundation for a successful career in their chosen discipline.

How to Apply

Required Documents:

  • Updated CV
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts
  • Proof of residence (for applicants from the Nkangala District)
  • Cover letter stating your interest and suitability for the program

Application Process:

  1. Visit the Glencore careers page and navigate to the Graduate Development Program listing.
  2. Complete the online application form, ensuring all required documents are uploaded.
  3. Submit the application before the closing date on 02/03/2024.

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The Glencore Coal SA Graduate Development Program represents a remarkable opportunity for graduates to embark on a transformative career path in the mining and resources industry. By offering a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, the program aims to nurture the next generation of professionals ready to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the sector. We encourage eligible graduates to seize this chance to grow, learn, and contribute to a sustainable future.