Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for roles at one of First Quantum’s sites?
Take a look at the job search section of this website, where you can apply for roles in any of the countries in which we operate.
How do I apply for roles at First Quantum’s head office?
You’ll also see office-based vacancies advertised in the job search section of this website. Feel free to send in your CV for opportunities that may come up in the future.
What level of qualifications do I need to work for First Quantum?
With so many different opportunities available, there are no fixed rules about qualifications. We look at the merits of each application, taking into account experience and evidence of the right attitude, as well as formal qualifications. For some roles regulatory requirements set the level of qualifications and experience. We meet these regulations in every country we operate in.
How many interviews will I have?
We’ll interview you at least twice before making an offer. Interviews usually take place over the phone but can involve face-to-face site visits, depending on where you’re based.
Will I have to do any tests as part of the recruitment process?
Sometimes we ask people to complete psychometric, written and practical tests.
What’s my starting salary likely to be?
We don’t set a minimum starting salary and, as a global business, we’re unable to publish salaries for each role. We guarantee First Quantum salaries are competitive in each of the countries we operate in. A salary may be higher than the going rate if an employee has to relocate from another country.
What training and development will I get?
We run our International Graduate Programme, as well as leadership and technical training initiatives, to help you push your management and operational skills as far as you want. But personal development goes way beyond formal training and we encourage our people to be flexible and seize opportunities every day.
By learning on the job, throwing yourself into projects outside your comfort zone and soaking up the knowledge of our extraordinary people, you’ll grow more at First Quantum.
I’d like to work in many different locations – can I influence this?
Opportunities to work in various locations and with different people will depend on what’s happening in the business and the results you deliver.