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Palabora Mining In-Service Training Programme 2020

February 7, 2020

The Palabora Mining Company, South Africa’s only refined copper producer, is calling on qualified graduates to submit their applications to qualify for its In-Service Training Programmes for 2020.

Operating since 1956, Palabora Mining Company, or PMC, has produced more than 2.7 million tons of refined copper with its associated power plants and open-pit copper mine. The mining company is JSE-listed and supplies most of the country’s copper needs. PMC has a  refined copper output of more than 60,000 tons a year.

As the largest refined copper producer in South Africa, PMC employs close to 2,200 individuals operating in the company’s expansive block cave copper mine as well as a smelter complex. Until just recently, PMC has established US$410M underground mine with a daily production output of 30,000 tons.

Palabora Mining In-Service Training Programme

The Palabora Copper Mining In-Service Training Programme is a 12-month in-service training opportunity that is specially designed for applicants who are pursuing a National Diploma course and required to get some actual work experience.

This In-Service Training opportunity is available to students taking up National Diploma studies in:

  • Mine Surveying
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive)
  • Electrical Engineering specializing in Heavy Current
  • Mechanical Engineering

Who should apply?

To get considered for this training programme, the ideal candidate must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Must have completed National Diploma S4
  • A South African citizen with valid identification documents
  • Must be between 18 to 24 years of age
  • No standing criminal record on file
  • Being a Ba-Phalaborwa resident is a plus
  • Holds a valid driver’s license (a plus)

How do I apply?

Eligible candidates will need to access PMC’s online application page to apply. Make sure to prepare the following documents for uploading during the application process:

  • Full academic transcript
  • Certified copy of South African ID
  • A comprehensive resume (1 page)
  • Proof of Ba-Phalaborwa residential address

Click here to access the application page.

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 12 February 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Shortlisted applicants will receive feedback. If no feedback is received by 28 February 2020, kindly consider the application is unsuccessful.

Contact Information

Click here to view the Palabora Mining In-Service Training Programme 2020 advert.

  • What is the duration of the internship?
    This training programme will run for a period of 12 months and in a temporary capacity.
  • Where will the internship take place?
    Successful interns will be stationed in PMC’s Phalaborwa facility in Limpopo
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