A career at Exxaro

An opportunity to work toward powering a sustainable future for the people of South Africa

Exxaro Workplace

Why work for us?

  • We have strong values that are well embedded across our organisation
  • We inspire our people and guide them toward a meaningful purpose
  • We create new opportunities, appreciating that change is inevitable, based on current social, economic, and technological realities
  • We demonstrate our commitment to jointly shaping our future through broad engagement and feedback across our business
  • We care for each other
  • We make real changes to demonstrate the progression towards our desired culture
  • View our Remuneration Policy here 

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.


Exxaro will never ask you to pay any fee for a job opportunity. Do not accept any job offer that asks for a ‘registration’ or an
‘application’ fee. Please report any fraudulent job or any suspicious supply chain job adverts to our fraud and ethics hotline: +27 800 203 579 or send an email to exxaro@tip-offs.com

Our Values

At Exxaro, we understand that we are only as strong as our people – both present and future – who we know are our greatest source of value. We are committed to looking after our employees and enriching their lives, and thus, investing in our workforce is a high priority.

 As we continue to strive towards achieving our strategy, we embrace the many possibilities towards success. Part of achieving our success is through our values and culture which speaks to the foundation of our organisation and defines us as employees in the way we behave and act.

 We enable a culture of being adaptable, empowered to take ownership and accountability, becoming open and connected through teamwork and collaboration, continuing to be responsible in all that we do and embracing the diversity of our strengths and abilities to enhance our personal growth and perfo‌rmance. 

We believe that our values serve a purpose. Our values are the fundamental beliefs of our organisation. They help us understand the difference between right and wrong, and ensure our actions live up to what we stand for.

We hold our employees accountable to perfo‌rm at the highest standard of their ability. We want our workforce to be faster and more adaptable, and to strive to deliver the greatest possible results to meet our objectives and targets.

Exxaro Icons Values

Employment Equity

As one of the largest black-empowered mining companies in South Africa, we are committed to meeting transformation objectives. At Exxaro, we believe in supporting continuous diversity and developing the skills of our workforce to enable progress.

 We’ve been doing this for the past decade thanks to our employment equity strategy. It’s founded on detailed plans that are developed by each business unit in collaboration with each of its employees and their respective unions.

By following these plans, recruitment and skills development are managed responsibly, which in turn promotes transformation – all without affecting existing positions. Lastly, each business unit has an employment equity forum that is actively involved in developing, monitoring, and communicating employment plans.

The conneXXion

Exxaro has adopted a new workplace model - o‌ne that drives the organisation’s culture of true ownership, and o‌ne that ensures we continue to support our employees. Activity Based Working (ABW) is a system built o‌n trust and empowerment, which dispels ideas of the traditional workspace in favour of an environment that puts the power in the hands of the workforce. It is a way of functioning that’s agile, flexible, and smart, allowing staff to work, interact, and collaborate in a way that best suits them.

The model focuses o‌n prioritising the needs of employees. They are given the power of mobility, meaning that instead of being restricted to a single area, the entire building becomes their workspace. Work takes place everywhere and anywhere – even outside the office if necessary. Furthermore, employees are given the choice of how, when, and with whom they work. Their workspace is essentially determined by whatever task they need to accomplish.   To support this new work culture, we have constructed a brand new Exxaro building, named the ConneXXion, that utilises ABW to its full potential. Our headquarters boast a multipurpose structure that has been designed as a social space for incidental interaction and cohesion. 

As of October 2020, the building has achieved a six-star As-Built rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) under the Green Star New Build certification system.

Exxaro's workplace model with water angle
Exxaro's workplace model from front of model
Exxaro's workplace model with street view

The conneXXion also aims at creating a harmonious work environment for its approximately 650 employees .With specially designed workplace settings. 

There are 8 different work settings for typical day activities that ensure a balance between collaboration and individual work settings.

Exxaro  Connexxion The Jump Space

The Jump Space

Highly approachable work points that facilitate work for a shorter period of time

Exxaro  Connexxion The Haven

The Haven

A small shelter where employees can concentrate o‌n work that requires much focus

Exxaro  Connexxion The Meeting Room

The Meeting Room

Designed to support info‌rmation sharing, and encourage ideation and interaction

Exxaro  Connexxion The Cove

The Cove

Close to individual work points or common areas where people can assemble for a short period

Exxaro  Connexxion The Landing Space

The Landing Space

Next to the meeting room, where employees can gather before and after a meeting

Exxaro  Connexxion The Hive

The Hive

A grouping of workstations where numerous people can harmoniously engage in collaborative and individual work

Exxaro  Connexxion The Plaza

The Plaza

The vibrant part of the company where people can feel the pulse of the organisation

Exxaro  Connexxion The Workshop

The Workshop

The ideal setting for people to work together to generate new ideas and drive their work forward