Mining Learnerships Programme 2021

About the Mining Learnerships Programme

Are you purely in love about working in the mining industry. If the answer is yes, then this could be a good opportunity for you to start your own career. Mining industry has lots of money however it takes great skills and experiences to work within this industry. There is a wide variety of career paths with a range of mining options and Mining Learnerships.  There are diamond mining, coal, gold, platinum, and many other materials to be mined.

The technology within this industry keeps changing yearly as new methods are being discovered.  It needs teamwork, safe environments along with stability.  Do you meet the requirements? There are a number of mines across South Africa in addition to those outside of the borders and in other countries.

There are large numbers of people within this industry and it keeps on growing with each passing year.  Is this the career path you want to take ?  There are more than a 120 different careers within this industry.

Mining Learnership Available

There are a different amount of career paths to follow with learnerships in the tourism industry.  Here are some of these career paths:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Geologist
  • Mine Manager
  • Mining Engineer
  • Electrical Technologist
  • Mineral Processing Operator
  • Mineral Processing Engineer
  • Supervisor
  • Coordinator
  • Miner
  • Surveyor
  • Safety Inspector
  • Health & Safety Coordinator
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Boilermaker
  • Fitter & Turner
  • Electrician
  • Millwright
  • Mechanical / Civil Engineer

Basic requirements

There is a variety of requirements, depending upon the career path each individual decides to take, but the most common are as follow:


  • Individuals must have passed Matric 
  • Individuals must be able to read, write and speak in English 
  • Individuals must be computer literate
  • Individuals must be medically fit
  • Individuals must be self-motivated and a team player
  • Individuals have flexibility with a commitment to learn, but moreover, candidates must have a willingness to work

Take into consideration that preference will be given to individuals with some mining experience or from previously disadvantaged heritage.

Mining Learnerships List of Companies

Available Learnerships will be put online during the year on a variety of websites.  Here are some links to current Learnerships:

  • Sandvik
  • Electrical Trade
  • BBE
  • AEL
  • AECI
  • Anglo Coal
  • Barloworld
  • Exxaro
  • De Beers
  • Gold Fields
  • Harmony Gold
  • Murray & Roberts
  • Petra Diamonds
  • Anglo American
  • Lonmin
  • Mintek
  • MQA

Closing date

Interested individuals should visit websites of the aforementioned companies that are offering Mining Learnerships for more information especially the closing dates.