As the mining sector is recovering after the global financial crisis, it is experiencing unprecedented growth. And with growth, mining companies are on a mission to attract the brightest employees available in the market. Workers who have experience in engineering and geology are in high demand and can often pick and choose the mining company they want to work for. Here are the top ten mining companies to work for in Africa:
Known as one of the largest mining companies in the world, Anglo American has major assets in copper, coal, iron ore, nickel and diamonds. The company owns operations in Brazil, Chile, the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa where they operate the biggest iron ore mine in the world.
The British-Australian multinational mining company is headquartered in London, UK and boasts a gross revenue of over US$50 billion per annum. Over 60,000 employees in as much as 40 different countries dominate the production of diamonds, uranium, aluminium, iron core, coal and copper.
The Brazilian multinational metals mining concern is known as the 4th biggest mining company in the world, and the foremost in production of iron ore and pellets.
Although it was only formed in 2001, and is therefore a relatively new mining company, BHP Billiton’s roots date back to the 1800s when part of the company was formed. The experience is evident in the company’s dominance in the industry.
Known for taking on more than just mining, Barrick Gold is also involved with production and sales of copper and gold and plays host to Canadian oil and gas properties. Barrick Gold operates in Africa, North and South America and Australia.
With a broad portfolio, Freeport-McMoran has established its strength in the mining sector. The company has mineral assets in Indonesia and the Congo, mining operations throughout North and South America and operations in the Atlantic.
As the first gold mining concern to achieve a space on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, Newmont Mining Corp has set the standard for sustainable operations in the gold mining industry.
Solely focused on mining Teck is the biggest diversified mining concern in Canada. Teck has mines in Canada, the United States, Peru and Chile and has interests in exploring, developing, smelting, refining and processing copper, coal and zinc.
Located in Vancouver, Goldcorp has over 14,000 employees and is known for its unique approach in using innovative ways in which to achieve headlines.
Known as the top aluminum producer in the world, Alcoa invented most of the contemporary ways in which aluminum is used. The company is not only interested in the mining of aluminum and fabrication of aluminum products, but also in the aerospace, construction, building and automotive industries. Alcoa has operations in over 31 countries across the globe.