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Anglo American Learnerships 2024

This article is part of our ongoing series in which we highlight learnership opportunities in South Africa. These learnerships have become very popular as a way by which students can learn valuable industry skills while getting paid at the same time.

These learnership opportunities are a government-private sector collaboration to ensure that the upcoming generation of South Africans are armed with the necessary skills to help them find placements in the corporate and business world, also to reduce poverty and boost the South African Economy. The Anglo American Learnerships 2022 is a great opportunity in many ways. Let us first do a brief review of the company.

Anglo American Learnerships

Anglo-American learnerships represent a great opportunity to learn vital industry skills at one of the biggest private companies in the world. if you have the necessary qualifications required and have the right mindset and ambition, you could find yourself at Anglo America gaining both theoretical and practical training.

There are various Anglo-American learnerships programs offered to different cadres of matriculants and graduates in the different sections of Anglo American. These learnerships will give you the chance to show your work skills, which could lead to you getting a permanent place in the Anglo-American family where you can build an exciting career for yourself.

Learn and work at Landau Colliery in Mpumalanga

The Landau Colliery in Mpumalanga is an establishment of the Anglo American Thermal Coal (South Africa) which is a division of Anglo American. The Landau Colliery in Mpumalanga offers a learnership opportunity for you to try your hands and your skills in the coal mining industry, of which there are so many sections.

This learnership opportunity in Engineering is available in the following fields: Auto Electrician, Fitter (including machining), Rigger, and Diesel Mechanic.

Anglo American Learnerships Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must be South African citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants must have good knowledge of safety systems and safety standards.

Applicants must have high regard for safety and have an excellent safety record

Applicants must have N2 orN3 technical qualifications with relevant subjects.

Applicants seeking to be Auto Electricians should have: Science and Maths, Electro-technology/ Electrical Trade Theory or Industrial electronics)

Applicants seeking to be Diesel Mechanics should have Diesel Trade Theory, Mathematics, Engineering Drawing, Science.

Applicants seeking to become Fitters should have: Science, Maths, Fitting, Engineering Drawing & Machining Trade theory.

Applicants seeking to become Riggers should have Engineering Drawing, Maths, Rigger Trade Theory, Science.

Applicants must be medically fit and must prove that with a Certificate of Fitness.

Applicants must each have a valid driver’s license (K53 provincial) without having endorsements

Applicants with at least 1-year of experience in the underground mining environment will be accepted.

Applicants should be able to work in a demanding environment.

Applicants should be able to work shifts, be available for call outs and standby when required.

Applicants must note that they will be required to undergo a psychometric assessment before being accepted.

How to Apply For Anglo American Learnership

The Anglo American Thermal Coal Learnership can only be applied for online. To get the form you have to go to the Anglo American job portal.

When applying for the learnerships make sure that you specify exactly which particular learnership post that you are applying for (e.g. The Landau Colliery in Mpumalanga)

Please ensure that you sign the application form yourself

Please upload clear copies of certified documents, certificates, and Identity Documents. (please note that these copies must have been certified within the last 3 months. To do this just go to any police station.

Please Note:

Photocopied forms will not be accepted. Always download fresh copies.

Late or unsigned forms will not be accepted.

Faxed or emailed application forms will not be accepted.

Applications that do not get a response within 30 days of the closing date should be regarded as unsuccessful. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.

Further Information

Anglo American opens various learnerships opportunities throughout the year. If for any reason you do not get accepted for this one, you may keep checking for other opportunities. You can visit the Anglo American website to find out if there are any learnerships open at any particular time.

As a mining company with such an expansive portfolio the company is constantly looking for Electricians, Boilermakers, Instrument Mechanics, Fitting and Machining, Diesel Mechanics.

Company Overview

Anglo American is one of the largest mining companies not only in South Africa but also in the world. It is a global mining company with its major listing in England, and its headquarters is in the United Kingdom. Anglo American is the world’s largest producer of platinum, with around 40% of world output, as well as one of the foremost producers of diamonds, copper, nickel, iron ore, and metallurgical and thermal coal. The company has major operations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Anglo American was founded in 1917 in Johannesburg, South Africa, before going becoming a global brand.

Anglo American was ranked as the 274th -largest public company in the world. Anglo American South Africa has 76,000 permanent employees and 24,240 contractors making it the country’s largest private-sector employer.

In South Africa, Anglo American has been behind many charitable ventures both as a company, and the owner’s family trust. The Anglo-American learnerships are just another avenue through which the company gives back to society.


With Anglo American, you have an opportunity to enter the world of energy production, and mining with one of the world’s largest mining companies. These Anglo-American learnerships are open to all South African youth, and the most important factor is your attitude towards work. The company needs applicants who will make themselves available to work shifts, people who can work under pressure, and people who can work with others as a team.

If you do well in these learnerships you can find yourself integrated into the world’s largest mining conglomerate; a company that values workers, and the part they play in its success. Good luck!