About Gold Fields
Formed in 1998, Gold Fields Limited is a globally diversified gold producer with 8 operating mines and 2 projects in Australia, Chile, Ghana, Peru and South Africa, with total attributable annual gold0equivalent production of approximately 2Mpoz. Gold Fields is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company is listed on both the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
With prosperous and long life underground and open-pit assets and a centrally-located Operations Support Office, Gold Fields offers endless opportunities for those willing to broaden their career prospects in the resources industry. Gold Fields focuses unbiased attention on supporting, developing and fostering opportunities not only for its current business leaders, but to its broader workforce. With the intention of creating a rewarding and long-term career path at the company, every employee at Gold Fields works alongside their manager to design a tailor-made individual development plan which will assist in achieving their career goals during their journey at Gold Fields.
Gold Fields Skills Development Programs
Whether you are a graduate looking to go further, an employee looking for that first-hand experience on large scale projects, or you want a new and varied role, Gold Fields has a broad range of operations, projects and international assignments to make your career a rewarding one. Gold Fields continually look for people who have a high performance attitude and can grow with the company. It ensures that its current employees are placed in roles where they are challenged and fulfilled.
As a global leader, Gold Fields offers you a rare opportunity to expand your skills as it grows, both geographically and technically. Its world-class mining operations and projects will give you the chance to apply your skills and expertise in the mining community.
If you are seeking a rewarding and enriching experience in the gold mining sector, Gold Fields offers a diverse range of career options within the group’s multiple operation platforms including its open pits and underground mines across differing locations. By choosing a career with Gold Fields, you are not only investing in your future, but opening the door to opportunities to grow and develop skills across Gold Fields’ many operations. Employment opportunities at Gold Fields can include:
- Mining engineers
- Operators – from jumbos to trucks
- A multiple of trainee opportunities
- Metallurgical specialists
- Processing, lab and gold room technicians
- Mechanical engineers
- Mechanical trades (from apprentices to fully qualified tradespeople)
- Electrical engineers
- Electrical & instrumentation trades (from apprentices to fully qualified tradespeople)
- Automation engineers
- Environmental sciences, archaeology, anthropology, biology
- Energy specialists
- Accounting, tax, and finance professional
- Legal and contract specialists
- Human resources
- Health, wellbeing, lifestyle leaders
- Planners, innovators
- Technology practitioners
Gold Fields offers development programs for graduates, apprentices and students. These exciting opportunities can be the best start to your mining career. With Gold Fields, you can build highly sought-after skills in regions. Each region that Gold Fields has operations in, offers tailored mentoring, technical development and role specific training to help you succeed. Within the development programs, you will learn from Gold Fields’ international team of talented professionals, exchanging knowledge, building sills and gaining experience. The working environment in Gold Fields is safe, challenging and rewarding – giving you the scope to advance your career.
Gold Fields Graduates Program
Focusing on highly sought-after, industry-based skills-development, Gold Fields’ graduate program provides an excellent start to a career in mining. The program offers tailored mentoring, technical development, open-pit or underground experience and role specific training to help with your success.
Intended to provide scope and opportunities to advance your career, Gold Fields’ team of talented professionals will exchange knowledge whilst you build skills and gain experience in a safe, dynamic, challenging, and rewarding work environment.
Founded on training in action-oriented learning and grounded, practical advice, the program is open to graduates in Mining Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geology, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Occupational Hygiene.
Gold Fields’ graduates are supported with fantastic technical development that begins with structured two-year programs adapted to the individual and the site at which they are located.
Gold Fields’ diverse mining operations and exciting exploration programs present a myriad of opportunities to explore rotations in different areas of both underground and surface mining. During the program, Gold Fields will provide regular interaction and feedback to ensure your development is on track to growing your career within the company.
Gold Fields Bursaries
South Deep Gold Mine is offering an opportunity to self-motivated employees, contractors and community members to study full time at a recognized South African university or university of technology. To be eligible for Gold Fields bursaries, applicants should meet all of the following requirements:
- Be in possession of a grade 12 certificate with university exemption / entrance
- Currently a student at a tertiary institution and studying towards qualifications relevant to Gold Fields specified fields
- Successful candidates for this scheme must meet acceptance criteria and provided written proof of acceptance from the institution for the chosen qualification of study at a university or university of technology
- Be declared medically fit for the position and environment, as determined by a risk based medical examination at the relevant Gold Fields Occupational Health Center
The eligible fields of study for Gold Fields bursaries are as mentioned below:
- Mining Engineering
- Engineering (Mechanical / Electrical)
- Mineral Survey
- Environmental Management
- Rock Engineering
- Human Resource
- Sustainable Development
Applicants are encouraged to e-mail their detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter clearly stating which learner opportunity they are applying for:
Telephone: 011 411 1798
Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo psychometric evaluation as part of the selection process. Successful applicants will be required to sign a training contract for the duration of the training program. The training contract is not a contract of employment. Preference will be given to learners residing in the South Deep Host Communities and Labor Sending Areas as well as female applicants.
Other Gold Fields Opportunities
Gold Fields Apprenticeship Program
Gold Fields offers industry-leading apprenticeship training at each of its sites. The apprenticeships are available at various times throughout the year. Considered one of the best ways to kick-start a career in mining, Gold Fields’ highly-regarded Apprenticeship Program includes mentoring and skills-development advice from some of the most experienced and knowledgeable leaders in the mining industry.
Gold Fields Students Programs
- Vacation Work: Gold Fields regularly provides opportunities for students to experience work within the company during their vacations and post information with selected universities when posts arise.
- Scholarships: Various Bonded Scholarships are available each year through Gold Fields.
Visit the Gold Fields Career Development web page for more information.