No place for compromise
First Quantum is a pretty uncompromising place, but in a good way. We always want to do things right, but we also want them done now.
On-site – From specialists in exploration to those who plan and build sites. From experts in directing high-tech excavation work, to those who manage processing and the maintenance teams who keep everything running… we need you all.
Outside the site – Going above and beyond in how we manage relationships with the local community and with national governments means we always want to hear from specialists in these areas, as well as those who want to make an impact on our ambitious environmental and health & safety strategies.
Supporting the site – And making everything run smoothly demands experts in finance, law, IT and human resources: people with the highest professional standards dedicated to facilitating that ‘Right’ and ‘Now’ culture.
So, whatever your role, whatever your level, you’ll succeed in our business if you thrive in a fast-moving, make-it-happen environment.
The characteristics our people share
The most successful people at First Quantum go beyond having the skills essential for their jobs; they’re looking to take their skills to the next level and are driven to making extraordinary things happen. They instinctively live a Bolder, Smarter and more Driven approach to life and work.
Our team are natural problem solvers, people who refuse to accept ‘no’ as an answer. When offered responsibility they welcome it. And they relish going to places, physical and technological, that others can’t or won’t.
Does your CV show you to be Bold, Smart and Driven?
Target your CV at the specific role you’re applying for. Make it clear you understand what the job’s about, that you’re motivated to do it and you’ve got the skills and experience to do it really well. Convince us you’ll seize opportunities, initiate your own learning and apply innovative thinking to challenges. Highlight ‘real-life’ examples that demonstrate your skills in action.
Motivated by life overseas?
As a global business First Quantum recruits talented people from all over the world and helps them move their lives to new places. Living in a remote, overseas location away from family and friends is not for everyone. If you’re independent, resilient and genuinely excited at the prospect of learning about a new country and its culture, First Quantum is for you.
Is there an office-based role with your name on it?
As well as our mining sites and development projects we have offices around the world. So you can apply for recruitment and procurement roles in Johannesburg, senior management jobs in Perth or finance and IT vacancies in London.
Working with Universities to help grow our talent
We love fresh new talent, with fresh new ideas. That’s why we build strong relationships with Universities in the UK, South Africa, Zambia, Mauritania, Canada and Finland. It you have, or are studying for, a mining qualification, we’d love to discover if you could be one of our future leaders.
In our mission to free talent and see our people grow, we continue to invest heavily in developing the mining industry knowledge of our people. It’s why we sponsor Masters degrees at the Camborne School of Mines, part of the University of Exeter in the UK.