Our workforce drives our success, and, as such, we reward our employees for their commitment and capabilities by providing opportunities for growth and equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge for the future requirements of our business.
We are proud to work in a diverse, inclusive, innovative, and agile environment that delivers value to our employees, affording them with a fulfilling work experience.
We make real changes to demonstrate the progression towards our desired culture
We have launched a new careers portal where vacancies are now advertised. In order to apply to be part of the Exxaro workforce and receive alerts about new opportunities, we invite you to create your personal profile on our careers portal. Once you have a complete profile, you will be part of our talent pool and be able to apply for current and future opportunities.
We demonstrate our commitment to jointly shaping our future through broad engagement and feedback across our business. We care for each other, and we make real changes to demonstrate the progression towards our desired culture.
Designed for employee interaction and cohesion, our head office in Centurion – the conneXXion – is the first building in South Africa to achieve Silver Level WELL certification for Core and Shell by the International WELL Building Institute.
It is the first global rating system that focuses on how buildings are designed to improve occupant and visitor comfort, drive better choices and enhance health and wellness. Receiving the WELL certification attests to our commitment to support our employees with a safe, conducive and collaborative workplace.
Our conneXXion building also received a 6-Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for its innovative, environmentally friendly design, construction and operations.
By working in an environment that enhances the health and well-being of our employees while minimising our environmental footprint, we hope to create a sustainable company for decades to come.
There are eight different work settings for typical day activities to ensure a balance between collaboration and individual work environments.
Highly approachable work points that facilitate work for a shorter period of time.
A small shelter where employees can concentrate on work that requires focus.
Designed to support information sharing and encourage ideation and interaction.
Close to individual work points or common areas where people can assemble for a short period.
Next to the meeting room, where employees can gather before and after a meeting.
A group of workstations where numerous people can harmoniously engage in collaborative and individual work.
The most vibrant part of the company where people can feel the pulse of the organisation.
An ideal setting for people to work together to generate new ideas and drive their work forward.
Exxaro strongly believes in powering possibilities by creating opportunities to develop exceptional people. Skills development is vital to our organisation, which is why in 2020, we spent R227 million, or 5.04% of our payroll, on development training. R114 million went into job-related operational and technical training at business units, R93 million into bursaries, internships, learnerships and skills programmes to secure our talent pipeline, and R7.4 million into management programmes, leadership roles, postgraduate studies, and support functions.
Exxaro’s resilience lies in our ability to equip young people with the tools and skills needed to work efficiently in an environment moving quickly towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Every year, we select talented community members to study at formal tertiary institutions, preparing them for successful careers in our industry and grooming them as tomorrow’s leaders.
In 2020, all of our interns were black people. 45% of these individuals were black women. Within our postgraduate offering, we accepted 26 master’s, honour’s and postgraduate nominations, with 61% of them being employment equity candidates, including 19% black women.
Our position statement in support of our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy is “One Exxaro for All”, which is the driving force behind everything we do to empower all employees, regardless of gender, race or culture. We are proud to have a myriad of talented individuals who come from different backgrounds and offer fresh perspectives. To harness our varied talent and thinking, we run events and initiatives that promote an all-inclusive, open and connected culture.
The implementation of our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy is managed by a framework. The key objectives of this framework include:
In 2020, we redefined our diversity and inclusion strategy for Exxaro to focus on the following:
Developing the skills of our workforce is the cornerstone of successfully implementing our employment equity strategy – progress and transformation have been two of our top priorities for over a decade. Without them, we would be unable to meet our transformation objectives or do our part in driving the national obligation towards a non-racial and transformed society.
To enable continuous diversity, we consult our employees and unions to structure detailed plans of affirmative-action measures for each business unit, focusing on attracting, developing and retaining people from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.
In doing so, we have achieved our employment equity targets for the past five years and continue to show progress in achieving our goals. However, key challenges still exist and need to be addressed. To assist and continue on the positive trajectory, our targets for 2019 to 2022 have been set and are in line with the Department of Mineral Resources’ 2018 Mining Charter III.
The three-year PIT programme of Exxaro is a world-class development opportunity for recently graduated engineers and graduates into which young talent is recruited, trained, and prepared for successful careers in the organisation.
This learning journey has established itself as one of the best within the industry, with personal one-on-one coaching and mentoring, access to senior leader coffee sessions, participation in an annual corporate event, and frequent rotation within the company for maximum exposure, following a structured learning approach aligned with the relevant professional body, through innovative ways of learning.
In 2020, we had the privilege of supporting 78 PIT candidates for R36.2 million. 73% of these candidates were black people, with 32% of these individuals being black women. We look forward to seeing how these figures grow in the coming years and how this initiative assists us in meeting our diversity and inclusion goals.
It’s time to discover a world of opportunity by joining the Exxaro family. Visit our careers page to see the list of available vacancies, and if you think you’re the right fit, apply.