ArcelorMittal is an Indian multinational steel manufacturing corporation headquartered in Luxembourg. The company has annual achievable production capacity of approximately 113 million tonnes of crude steel and some 199,000 employees across 60 countries – making it the world’s leading steel and mining company, and the leader in all major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with an industrial presence in 18 countries. Also, ArcelorMittal holds the leading research and development (R&D) and technology, sizeable captive supplies of raw materials, and outstanding distribution networks.
ArcelorMittal was established in 2006 from the takeover and merger of Arcelor, a Western European steel maker (Spain, France, and Luxemburg) by Indian-owned multinational steel maker Mittal Steel. Arcelor was the number one steel producer in Europe and Latin America which held leadership positions in its main markets; automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging as well as general industry. Arcelor was created in February 2002 by three steelmaking companies namely Aceralia, Arbed and Usinor. The company operated in four key market sectors: Flat Carbon Steel, Long Carbon Steel, and Arcelor Steel Solutions and Services. On the other hand, the Mittal Steel Company was formed in 1978 as Ispat International, which at the time was part of the Indian Steel making company Ispat Industries, and separated itself from the company in 1995. Mittal Steel was based in Rotterdam but managed from London. Prior to 2006, the year they took over Arcelor with the new company to be called ArcelorMittal, Mittal Steel had successfully acquired a number of companies that operated in the steel production industry – the International Steel Group (acquired in 2004) which was a merger four steel producers in the United States (Bethlehem Steel, ISG Weirton Steel, Acme Steel, and LTV-Steel – a merger of Republic Steel and Jones & Laughlin Steel), Ispat International (acquired in 2004) and ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in Ukraine (acquired 2005).
The ArcelorMittal Group underpins ArcelorMittal South Africa as part of the world’s largest steel producer. Headquartered in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, ArcelorMittal South Africa is the largest steel producer on the African continent. It supplies over 61% of the steel used in South Africa and exports the rest to sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. The company has a depth of technical and managerial expertise and is well-known for its reputation for reliability and a sharply defined business focus, which has forged the organisation into a modern, highly competitive supplier of steel products to the domestic and global markets. Through the ArcelorMittal Group, ArcelorMittal South Africa has access to world-class research and development, best practice processes, aggressive procurement contracts and international market leverage to ensure the company remains the leading international steel industry. It also has access to leading edge technology, global skills and leadership development programmes.
ArcelorMittal South Africa’s products are categorised into flat steel products, foundry products, long steel products and tubular products. The company runs in a number of industry including agricultural, armament, automotive, bolt and nut, chains, construction, engineering, furniture and appliance, mining, packaging, piping, renewable energy, roofing and cladding, and tubing industry. The company employs nearly 9500 people at its operations in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and in the Western Cape. Their workforce contributes immeasurably to the success that ArcelorMittal enjoys and as such a key strategic initiative for ArcelorMittal is the attraction, retention and development of the human capital.
As the company is an active supporter and participant in developing the South African economy, all appointments are made in terms of the company’s Employment Equity Policy. The corporate divisions that ensure the company operates effectively as a listed company includes communications, finance, investor relations, human resources, legal, information management, sales and marketing, procurement and logistics.
ArcelorMittal Career Programmes
ArcelorMittal South Africa offers a wide range of opportunities for graduates and traineeship programmes at all the operating units, especially for the South African youngsters. The company looks for talented young people to become part of their team. They provide a wide range of opportunities at different areas of the business for those looking to work in a challenging environment. The programmes that the company provides include the Graduate-in-Training Programme, Candidate Engineer Programme, and the Candidate Technician Programme. They also offer Apprenticeship Programmes and Metal Production Learnerships.
The Apprenticeship Programme is designed to enable learners to develop and apply learned industrial standards to increase productivity, efficiency and quality, whereas the Metal Production Learnership is designed for the candidates to acquire educational training and hands-on practical application of skills.
Metal Production Learnership by ArcelorMittal South Africa
This programme is offered by ArcelorMittal South Africa to young people as an opportunity to contribute in the business sector. The duration of this programme is 40 weeks, which consists of formal classroom training and work integrated learning. Upon completion of the programme, the candidates can be appointed in an operator position depending on business needs. The learnership covers training costs and provides monthly bursary allowance.
Requirements to Apply for the ArcelorMittal Learnership Programme
In order to be selected as a learner in the Metal Production Learnership provided by ArcelorMittal South Africa, applicants must first fulfil the following minimum requirements.
- A South African citizen with a valid ID
- Pass Grade 12 with 45% in all Mathematics, Physical Science or N3 Engineering Science, and English. A certified copy of the certificate must be attached to the application.
- Complete the online resume format which will be included in the application
- Applicants must be unemployed and not attending any training and/or school
- Physically fit
- No experience required
Applicants will be further subjected to an interview and all successful applicants will undergo assessments required for the chosen position.
How to Apply for the ArcelorMittal Learnership Programme
If applicants feel they have met the mentioned requirements, they may visit www.arcelormittal.jonti2.co.za to register an application account, search for available opportunities and apply online. It is to be noted that applicants may only apply once for any one position.
E-mailed CVs are unacceptable, as applications can only be submitted online, unless otherwise stated in the advertisement.
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