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Graduate Programme 2018 South Africa


POSITION                           :              TRAINEE GRADUATE: GEOLOGIST

DEPARTMENT                   :              MINING DEVELOPMENT

DIVISION                           :              MINING DEVELOPMENT


At Rio Tinto you can explore and develop your personal and professional potential within one of the most dynamic and diverse companies in the world.


Rio Tinto operates over 10 sites across Africa, with sites as far afield as South Africa and Madagascar, Namibia and Mozambique, employing a diverse workforce of 9,000 people in everything from extraction to administration to engineering. Just some of the many products we bring to the market each year include copper, bauxite, aluminium, uranium, diamonds, titanium minerals, zircon and pig iron.


An operation of this size is constantly looking for candidates with the talents and energy to join our enthusiastic and experienced team. That’s why we offer a range of Graduate Programmes and Student Placement opportunities across the region.


So if you think you’ve got what it takes to join a global leader in the mining and metals sector, apply today for an exciting tomorrow.


Our role is located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Richards Bay. Richards Bay Minerals is a mineral sands producer extracting titanium-iron ore ilmenite as well as rutile and zircon. Successfully operating for over thirty years, RBM offers a scenic coastal lifestyle with great career opportunities through development, challenges and advanced technology. With a strong focus on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, this dynamic environment offers a long-lasting career


Applications are now open for those pursuing a career in Graduate Geologist


Minimum requirements:

Completed B.Sc. Honours Geology, Driver’s License


Our graduate programme is designed to develop our future management and technical leaders. From day one you’re treated as a professional in training. The work you’re given is real. The challenges you’re set are real. The support and mentoring are real. And so are the respect and rewards you earn along the way. We’ll expect a lot from you too. Commitment, passion, perseverance and respect for others, just for starters.


If this sounds like a challenge you would relish, you can look forward to:

  • Excellent support, through training, coaching and development

  • Constant acquisition of practical new knowledge and skills

  • Working with diverse people from different cultural backgrounds

  • Real, challenging, varied and exciting work

  • The tools, knowledge and skills you need to go further



The following information must accompany your application:

  • A brief statement explaining why you have chosen this particular field of study

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Certified copy of Identity Document

  • Certified copies of Matric Certificate

  • Certified copies of Statement of Results for Degree


Who can apply?

  • Graduates who have completed B.Sc. Honours in Geology

  • Graduates with less than two years relevant experience


    To apply, the following option is available:



  • Visit


    Advert Closing Date: 21 February 2018


    This role is subject to occupational health and safety assessment as part of the Rio Tinto Management Services procedures


    Please ensure you answer all pre-screening questions and complete the full application process









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