Anglo American South Africa | Chemistry Internship 2022

Anglo American South Africa | Chemistry Internship 2022

Closing Date: 28 August 2022

Company Description:

Finding and developing our future leaders is something we’re passionate about   

Join us as a Graduate: Chemistry, if you are ready to take the first step towards a successful career in the mining industry.

Anglo American 

At Anglo American, we believe in extraordinary outcomes. That means we are always searching for new and better ways to do things, forging a new course in our industry towards greater efficiency, zero harm, and enhanced sustainability.

Anglo American aims to lead the future of mining. Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we strive to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives.

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Job Description:

As a Graduate: Chemistry, you will be involved in ensuring that the equipment used in analytical work is producing accurate results, analysis of samples, providing valuable analytical reports of the process streams from the mining  operations to the last refining step, and projects, amongst other things.

You will have the opportunity to develop technical and interpersonal skills in analytical chemistry activities related to the business of mining.

This is an exciting opportunity for graduates who want to have a smarter future within mining. Initially, you will be offered a two-year graduate programme rotating to one or more of our sites where possible (two twelve-month placements). You have the chance to make a difference in real projects and follow a structured learning development journey.

If you are ready to make the most of everything you’ve learned so far, be challenged, work together with industry leaders, and be a part of a supportive and a vibrant Graduate community, then Anglo American is ready for you.


To qualify for the Anglo American Graduate Programme, you must:  

  • Have a postgraduate degree (Honours) in Chemistry/Applied Chemistry.
  • Have completed your degree within the last 2 years or are due to graduate by December 2022.
  • Have no more than two years of relevant work experience.
  • Be a team player with strong leadership potential.
  • Demonstrate drive, ambition, and a passion for challenging work in our operations.
  • Be available/willing to work in remote areas of South Africa as part of the Graduate Programme (relocation package provided depending on your role and your location).
Additional information:

What to Expect.

  • The first stage of the recruitment process is a review of your CV.
  • Should you pass the initial screening stage, you will be invited to complete an on-demand video interview and game based psychometric test where we will test your motivations and competencies for the role.
  • The next stage will be a phone interview with one of our Recruiters.
  • Then if successful you will be invited to our assessment centre with all the potential candidates.

Background checks
Successful candidates will be required to complete background screening which may include a criminal check and validation of qualifications.

What we Offer
When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you will 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 are a large, successful multinational company – and we are still growing all the time.

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.

Inclusion and Diversity
At Anglo American, we embrace change and promote an inclusive and diverse environment where you can bring your whole self to work, every day. We are adopting new approaches to recruitment, talent development, mentoring, parental leave, and flexible working to further support diversity across our business.

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, but we are also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed at Anglo American.

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.

CLOSING DATE : 28/08/2022
Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to closing date – applications may also close before this date.

Recruitment Agencies
Anglo American does not accept unsolicited applications from Recruitment Agencies.



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