Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:06Specialist Mining Engineer, Bridget Perkins, describes her Anglo American Graduate experience...
"I joined Anglo American in 2005, initially as a Vacation Student, and then as a Graduate.
It was the commitment Anglo American made to students via the Scholarship Programme that initially brought the company to my attention. Anglo American provided me with fantastic opportunities to do vacation and thesis work at mine sites, and build an invaluable network of professional contacts. As a student, there was an overwhelming feeling of being welcomed and valued as a young engineer.
After completing my degree, I joined Anglo American to become part of a team that drives sustainable mining; environmentally, economically and socially. Sustainability is a core focus, so working in alignment with my personal values has been a very positive experience.
The Graduate Programme allows movements between sites, encouraging both open cut and underground mining experience. Since completing the programme and establishing a network of supportive managers and mentors within the company, Anglo American has supported my development with training, personally and technically which has assisted me in progressing into leadership roles.
With this support in my development, I believe I have made valuable contributions to Anglo American’s operations; this is important to me in achieving sustainable mining." - Bridget Perkins, Specialist Mining Engineer.