We strive to create a learning culture for our employees, and ensure compliance with safety, health and environment requirements, using the e-learning platform as well as classroom-based training. in 2021, we spent R276 million or 5.8% of our payroll on training and development. R157 million went to job-related operational and technical training (operator training and mobile equipment licenses) , R104 million on bursaries, training professionals, internships, learnerships and skills programmes to secure our talent pipeline , and R5 million on developing targeted employees in management programmes, leadership roles, postgraduate studies and support functions.
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Additionally, students benefit from dedicated talent pipeline support and monitoring, access to well-experienced leaders, practical work exposure at one of Exxaro’s operations, invitations to the annual PIT Symposium and Mining Indaba, and consideration for awards for top-performing bursars.
After graduation, our Professionals in Training (PIT) programme provides bursars with further training, preparing them for leadership roles in the company.
The programme’s annual intake comprises 80% former bursars and 20% external candidates. After the 36-month period, participants are assisted in obtaining professional accreditation.
The Minerals Council South Africa has developed the Mining for Schools initiative – an online platform with educational resources for teachers and learners to reinforce, enhance and extend learning about the South African mining industry. Focusing on coal, it sheds light on one of the country’s most valuable resources and its instrumental role in South Africa’s development and industrialisation.