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Graduate professionals and bursaries


Anglo American has been voted Graduate Employer of Choice in the Mining and Resources Sector in South Africa for the fifth consecutive year (SAGEA Survey 2016).

To make a real difference tomorrow, we’re preparing our future leaders now. If you’ve got what it takes then we’ll support you all the way.

We offer a variety of training and development opportunities for graduates and financial support for students, which help make us an employer of choice.

In South Africa, we have four different business units, namely Kumba Iron Ore, Anglo American Platinum, Coal SA, and De Beers Consolidated Mines. Each business unit offers graduate training programmes and bursary schemes which are specifically designed according to their business requirements. These graduate and bursary initiatives help grow young South Africans, by creating opportunities for them to build prosperous careers.

If you are a student considering a fulfilling career in the Mining industry then take a look at our comprehensive career handbook to ensure that you unleash your potential by pursuing the right qualification and career path.


We offer a diverse range of graduate training programmes across our business, from engineering and natural sciences, to commerce and technology. These programmes are designed to meet the unique requirements and work we do, in different parts of the world and in our different businesses. The programmes vary in each country and each business unit.

Our flagship graduate programme for our Corporate Office in Johannesburg is called BLAST, which stands for Building Leaders and Shaping Talent. It aims to attract the best and brightest young talent exiting university. The roles are carefully selected to ensure the BLASTer has the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and experience which will equip them to be part of the Emerging Talent population in the company. The BLAST Programme offers university graduates the opportunity of having three real roles across two continents over four years.

You can get more information about the BLAST programme here.


If you’re looking for a career with us, if your studies relate to our business, and if you can show us potential that goes beyond academic excellence, then we want to hear from you.

Across the world we support talented individuals with scholarships and bursaries, for studies in mining, engineering, surveying, geology, accountancy, human resources, law, occupational hygiene, metallurgy and environmental studies.

Find out more about our scholarships and bursaries in South Africa by visiting the following websites and pages:

De Beers
Corporate Office
Coal South Africa
Anglo American Platinum
Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore

If you are interested in working for any of our global operations, see what we have to offer by visiting their websites:

Real Mining. Real People. Real Difference.