02 August 2020

Rio Tinto South Africa Learnership Programme 2021

Rio Tinto South Africa Learnership Programme 2021 was started under the Imbokodo programme which was started in 2005 to help South African women become part of the world of mining and increase the numbers of future mining leaders.

 Are you keen to explore and develop your personal and professional potential within a dynamic and diverse company? With us you’ll gain hands-on experience to develop your personal, technical and professional skills while working alongside knowledgeable and passionate professionals. 

Rio Tinto is a mining and metals company operating in 36 countries around the world. As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress. 

Certified as a Top Employer for four consecutive years, Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) is a world leader in heavy mineral sands extraction and refining and is South Africa’s largest mineral sands producer. RBM mines the vast mineral rich sands of the northern KwaZulu-Natal province and produces predominantly ilmenite, rutile and zircon – materials used in everything from paint to smart phones to sunscreen.

RBM has been a major contributor to the communities of KwaZulu-Natal for more than 40 years. We have been pioneering award-winning, progressive dune rehabilitation and have been learning and sharing lessons with the global scientific community for almost as long. 

Learnership opportunities are available to applicants interested in pursuing a career in the following fields: 

Mineral Processing (Imbokodo Programme - Females Only)
  • Requirements:
  • South African citizen;
  • Matric with Maths and Science;
  • National driver’s License.
Applications for our 2021 Learnership Programme close 31 August 2020.

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.


We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

RBM is an equal opportunity employer and preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups in line with the company’s employment equity plan. 

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