Learnerships

Rio Tinto-RBM Imbokodo Learnership Programme 2021

August 10, 2020

Rio Tinto, one of the largest metals and mining companies in the world, is inviting suitable individuals to submit an application and join its Imbokodo Learnership Programme for women. Before submitting an application, make sure to review the minimum qualifications to find out if you’re eligible for consideration.

Founded in 1873, the Rio Tinto Group is the second-largest metal producer and mining company in the world. It produces copper, iron ore, gold, diamonds, uranium as well as refined bauxite. In 2019, the company posted a US$43.165 billion revenue and operating income of US$11.466 billion. Currently, the Rio Tinto Group has a global workforce numbering close to 47,000 employees.

Rio Tinto and Blue Horizon’s venture in KwaZulu-Natal is Richard Bay Minerals, one of the leading heavy mineral sands producers in the world. As South Africa’s leading mineral sands producer, RBM has been a big contributor to KwaZulu-Natal communities for more than 40 years.

Rio Tinto-RBM Imbokodo Learnership Programme

Launched in 2005, Richard Bay Minerals’ Imbokodo Learnership programme seeks to ensure the inclusion of South African women in the mining industry and expansion of the company’s leadership pool. This year’s Imbokodo Learnship opportunity is taking applications from women looking to build a career in the minerals processing sector.

The successful candidate may look forward to gaining the following

  • Hands-on experience performing actual tasks
  • Professional and technical expertise
  • Exposure to innovational  technology, projects, and a wide range of digital learning materials
  • Be part of a deeply diverse and inclusive team environment that promotes collaboration across commodities, markets, geographies, markets and discipline

Who should apply?

This learnership programme is open only to women who meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Keen interest in building a career in the minerals processing industry
  • Completed matric with subjects in Maths and Sciences
  • Holds a valid national driver’s license

How do I apply?

Candidates who satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria and would like to push through with the application process will need to fill out the online application form. Also, be ready to upload the following support documents:

  • Comprehensive CV
  • A brief written statement explaining the reason for choosing this career path
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates as well as the applicant’s identity documents and driver’s license

Application Deadline?

The deadline for the submission of applications is on 31 August 2020.

 Contact Information

For more information, get in touch directly with Rio Tinto SA at +27 11 459 1260.

Click the link to view a PDF copy of the Rio Tinto-RBM Imbokodo Learnership Programme 2021 advert.

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