UMK (United Manganese of Kalahari) Learnerships 2024: Opening X16 Learnership Positions

About UMK (United Manganese of Kalahari)
UMK (United Manganese of Kalahari) stands as a prominent player in the mining industry, renowned for its steadfast commitment to excellence and sustainability. With a focus on manganese extraction, UMK operates in the Kalahari region, an area rich in mineral resources. Established on principles of innovation and responsible mining practices, UMK employs state-of-the-art technologies to ensure efficient operations while minimizing environmental impact. The company’s dedication to sustainability extends beyond its operational practices, as it actively engages with local communities to foster socio-economic development and environmental stewardship. Through initiatives such as skills development programs and community outreach projects, UMK strives to create lasting positive impacts, cementing its reputation as a leader in both the mining sector and corporate social responsibility.

Beyond its contributions to the mining industry, UMK is recognized for its unwavering commitment to safety and employee well-being. Emphasizing a culture of safety at every level of its operations, the company implements rigorous safety protocols and invests in comprehensive training programs to ensure the health and welfare of its workforce. Additionally, UMK places a strong emphasis on employee development, offering opportunities for career advancement and personal growth. With a diverse and talented team driving its success, UMK continues to thrive as a cornerstone of the mining community.

About the UMK (United Manganese of Kalahari) Learnerships 2024
UMK (United Manganese of Kalahari) is seeking interested candidates to join their learnership programmes branching into several different fields and expertises. UMK (United Manganese of Kalahari) Learnerships are designed with the goal of empowering individuals who aspire to receive comprehensive training and development within the realm of open cast mining. This program offers a unique opportunity for participants to not only enhance their existing knowledge but also to gain invaluable on-the-job experience within the Mining Department.

Throughout the program, you will be tasked with acquiring a diverse set of competencies essential for overseeing various mining activities in an open cast environment, with a particular emphasis on mastering safe and efficient blasting techniques. Through hands-on training and mentorship, participants will develop the skills and expertise necessary to excel in this dynamic industry, contributing to both personal growth and the advancement of the mining sector as a whole.

The UMK (United Manganese of Kalahari) Learnerships are available for the fields below:

  • X7 Mining Learnership 18.1 (Ref. No. 36) – Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape
  • X3 Mining Learnership 18.2 (Ref. No. 39) – Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape
  • X1 Engineering Learnership 18.2 (Ref. No. 40) – Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape
  • X3 Mineral Processsing Learnership 18.1 (Ref. No. 38) – Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape
  • X2 Mineral Processsing Learnership 18.2 (Ref. No. 37) – Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape

Eligibility Criteria
Do you believe you possess the qualifications necessary to apply for the UMK (United Manganese of Kalahari) Learnerships? Don’t hesitate to submit your application promptly! However, before doing so, it’s crucial to review the eligibility criteria for the position. These criteria serve as a benchmark to assess whether you’re a suitable candidate. To evaluate your qualifications effectively, take a careful look at the eligibility criteria provided below. Ensuring you meet all the requirements listed will significantly enhance your chances of success.

The UMK (United Manganese of Kalahari) Learnerships Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Have the following academic qualification:
    • Complete Grade 12 (Mining Learnership)
    • Complete Grade 12 with Maths and Science (Engineering Learnership)
    • Complete Grade 10/ABET Level 4 (Mineral Processing Learnership)
  • Reside in the JTG District Municipality/Joe Morolong Local Municipality.
  • Show proficiency in technical skills, basic communication, and report writing.
  • Maintain discipline and responsibility.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude, dependability, ethics, and reliability.
  • Pass a medical examination to ensure fitness for the role and meet the minimum fitness standards for working in a mining environment.

Application Instructions
Apply via email: [email protected] (UMK (United Manganese of Kalahari) Learnerships 2024)

Candidates are requested to submit their updated CV along with certified copies of qualifications and an ID copy to the provided email address. It is essential for applicants to clearly state the position and reference number of the vacancy they are applying for in the email subject line.

For added convenience, applicants can opt to submit their applications via email using their smartphones, as it is often more practical than utilizing a computer. If you possess an Android handset, you can utilize the Gmail app to send emails and attach any necessary CVs or files.

By submitting your application, you are granting permission to the selection committee to utilize your personal information for registration purposes. Rest assured, all applications will undergo thorough review and vetting procedures to verify the legitimacy of applicants. Any individual found to have provided false information on their application will be disqualified from registering during the designated period.

It is imperative for candidates to utilize the designated portal for application processing. Submissions made through alternative methods such as hand delivery or fax will not be considered by the selection committee.

Closing Date
Applications for the UMK (United Manganese of Kalahari) Learnerships must be submitted before the closing date on 22 March 2024.

The selection committee maintains a strict policy regarding late applications, with zero tolerance for submissions received after the closing date. It’s imperative for candidates to heed this policy as any applications arriving after the deadline will not be considered during the registration period.

To ensure your candidacy receives full consideration, we strongly recommend submitting your application promptly. Doing so will afford you ample time to meticulously review and refine the contents of your submission. We encourage you to prepare and submit your application at your earliest convenience.

Announcements will only be made to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear back from the selection committee within 30 days past the closing date, we regret to inform you that you have not been chosen for the learnership.

Please be aware that UMK (United Manganese of Kalahari) retains the authority to determine whether an appointment will be made during the recruitment process. All decisions rendered by the selection committee are conclusive and final.

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