Anglo-American is one of the world’s top mining companies. Its focus is on the extraction of precious metals such as nickel, diamond, copper, coal, and iron ore. The company is always scouting for new talent to join its team through various learnership programs. It offers suitable candidates an opportunity to learn and grow.

Anglo-American is one of the biggest mining companies within the borders of South Africa operating within the private sector. The company accounts for 15% of JSE-listed shares. Anglo American is passionate about moving South Africa forward by issuing annual bursaries and learnership programs.

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This learnership program is available to different communities in different provinces within South Africa. The program is part of National skills development to help alleviate poverty and helping to ease the high unemployment rate in the country. One needs to have the requirements to apply for the program. The are different opportunities available for matriculants and graduates. The program comes in two parts theory and practical.

Below is one of the learnesrship from Anglo American:
The following learnership opportunity is offered by Anglo American Thermal Coal (South Africa) and is available at the Landau Colliery in Mpumalanga.

Anglo American Thermal Coal Learnership
This is outcomes-based learning, and the learnership is based on a legally binding contract between the learner, the employer, and the service provider.

This leadership in engineering covers the following fields: Auto Electrician, Fitter (including machining), Diesel Mechanic, and Rigger.

Minimum Learnership Requirements:
The applicant must be a South African citizen
Applicants must have a good knowledge of regulations and safety systems and standards.
The applicant must have high regard for safety and have an excellent safety record
Applicants must possess N2/N3 technical qualification with relevant subjects, i.e.:
Auto Electrician (Science and Maths, Electro-technology/ Electrical Trade Theory or Industrial electronics)
Diesel Mechanic (Diesel Trade Theory, Mathematics, Engineering Drawing, Science)
Fitter, including machining (Science, Maths, Fitting, Engineering Drawing & Machining Trade theory)
Rigger (Engineering Drawing, Maths, Rigger Trade Theory, Science)
The applicant must have a valid driver’s license (K53 provincial) without having endorsements
Applicants must be medically fit and have a valid Certificate of Fitness
The applicant should have at least 1 year.s experience in the underground mining environment. This will be advantageous to him or her
Applicants should be someone who can handle pressure, is a self-starter, and must be innovative

Other Requirements
The applicant should be aware of the fact that they must be willing to work in shifts, be on standby and do call-outs when required
If shortlisted for the learnership, the applicant must be willing to go for a psychometric assessment
The learnership contract is a legally binding contract and any irregularity or violation of the terms of the agreement will be dealt with by Sections 17 and 18 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998.

Anglo-American Learnership Application Process:

In order to apply for the Anglo-American Thermal Coal Learnership, you must complete an application form.
Applications can be done through the Anglo-American job portal online.
Make sure that you specify the learneship post that you are applying for eg Anglo American thermal core learnership.
Make sure you fill out the forms yourself.
Applications must be accompanied by a copy of your id and required certificates, not more that three months old.
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
If you did not hear from the company within 30 days consider your application as unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

Applicants should apply for programs within their regions as they will be responsible for food, housing, and transport costs while on training. Look out for various learnerships on the Anglo-American website

By VZ