The opportunities of a global corporation. The freedom to think for yourself.
In less than two decades First Quantum has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business. That original team that started it all is still driving our business today and their unique style still defines us today. It can be summed up in four words – Bolder, Smarter, Driven, Together – the First Quantum Way.
We look for all our people to demonstrate the same Bolder, Smarter, Driven and Together approach when it comes to solving problems and delivering results. So our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and challenge convention. That’s how you and we will achieve extraordinary things.
Extraordinary things happen when driven people find a company that frees talent
Everything we do to preserve and foster a culture which encourage and harnesses original thinking is designed to make us unstoppable – as people and as a business. It’s a culture that simply refuses to accept ‘no’ as an answer. It’s one that drives us to places, physical and technological, that others haven’t. We’re a very different kind of mining company and here’s how our unique culture helps us continue to deliver extraordinary success:
In our flat structure the leaders are accessible to everyone
A good idea can come from anyone, anywhere in our company and our lack of hierarchy helps guarantee all ideas are heard and the good ones are acted on quickly.
We give you responsibility and trust you to use your initiative
We prefer broad frameworks and guidelines – not fixed processes and procedures. Trying out new ideas, learning from mistakes and trying again is what let’s you grow, and the business thrive.
We expect you to seize every opportunity
Every day opportunities come up for our people to increase their knowledge and broaden their experience – and we’re always open to requests for any kind of personal development. We reward enthusiasm and hard work with bigger opportunities.
Take your career where you want it to go
The flexible thinking we apply to our projects also applies to career development at First Quantum. We don’t put our people in a box and you’ll often have more than one role. And if you’ve got the skills and attributes it takes to make a difference, are willing to volunteer your time and determination and meet your goals, you’ll be regarded with a rate of career progression we simply don’t believe you’ll find at other mining companies.
We make great things happen for the communities we work in
We expect our people to be part of the communities that host our businesses and we make sure decision-making on the development of mines is informed and respectful. We often build infrastructure to support our mines, such as roads, running water, hospitals, schools and airports – all significant contributions to our host communities. Our activities also encourage local endeavour and create skills and knowledge that last beyond the life of the mine. Our employees can feel proud of the investment and contribution their company makes.