Anglo American: General Miner Learnership 2021

General Miner

Business Unit / Group Function:
Steelpoort, South Africa
Reference Id:
Experience / Work Type:
Entry Level / Permanent Employee
Closing Date:
25 September, 2020


Company Description:

Join us as a General Miner where you will play an integral role with legal accountability in overseeing the effective application of mining practices for construction blasting and ensuring standard and legal compliance, through motivation, coaching and mentoring the team toward optimum team effectiveness.

You put safety first. That’s why we want you.

Safe. Smart. Sustainable. Probably not the first words you typically associate with mining. But Anglo American is not your typical mining company.

Safety first is a way of life for us.  We are unconditional about the safety, health and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people, who are at the heart of our business. Our high performing teams take accountability for their own and others’ actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect.


Our Platinum business mines, processes and refines the entire range of platinum group metals (PGMs): platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium.

We are the world’s leading primary producer of PGMs, which have a range of specialised applications that improve lives across the world – from vehicle fuel cells to jewellery; dentistry to glassmaking; pacemakers to petroleum refining.

Job Description:

You will be responsible for involving the team leader in proactive planning of daily tasks, as well as correctly mark charge, connect and initiate blasting, in compliance with standard procedure and legal requirements.

  • Ensure that the working areas are safe through inspections and ensure that safety and mining standards are adhered to
  • Ensure that up to date operating standards and procedures are communicated, applied and understood by the team.
  • Manage explosives and prepare blasting area to standard to ensure safe effective blasting.
  • Monitor and correct the process regularly to ensure conformance to and understanding of standards.
  • Execute any reasonable work instruction provided by any senior or team members to ensure the effective completion of a task or safe making of an area.
  • Provide advice to team on the technical requirements to optimise performance.

This role is in the Mining Department at a C2 level reporting to the Shift Supervisor


The following qualifications and experience is required:

  • Grade 10
  • Blasting Certificate
  • Passed area specific training modules for logistics role at a Crew Captain level in mining
  • Competent A&B certificates


  • 3 years’ experience within a mining position in underground hard rock mining
  • Trackless experience in underground hard rock mine and supervisory experience is advantageous

Additional Requirements:

  • Code 08 drivers licence and reliable transport
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Compliance with HSEC systems is essential
  • Fit to work underground
Additional information:

Who We Are

We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet? That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.

As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.
What We Offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

Background Checks

If your application is successful, criminal, medical and other background checks, where appropriate, will be required

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

If you are unable to apply online, please apply using our Cell Phone Application process by dialing 134*7710# from your mobile phone.

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

Closing Date: 25 September 2020

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