An accelerated opportunity to apply your learning, grow and take on responsibility
The combination of our International Graduate Programmme and the lean, flat structure of First Quantum serves to put driven graduates on the fast track to responsibility and personal success.
We also welcome MBA (Master of Business Administration) graduates who are up for the challenge of throwing themselves into several different roles at once. It demands resilience and flexibility but, if you’re an independent thinker who can transfer knowledge you’ve gained from working or studying in parallel industries, First Quantum is for you.
A flexible Programmme that delivers big opportunities
Your graduate Programmme is designed around you. It will reflect, on one hand, your performance and abilities and, on the other, what our business needs. As soon as you’ve demonstrated that you can adapt to new situations, tackle challenges head on, work well with other people and manage teams, we’ll offer you different and bigger opportunities to develop.
Progress comes in three phases
Induction period – will familiarise you with our entire business and clarify expectations.
Two or three work placements – focused on your core discipline.
Project assignments – at one or more of our mining sites around the world.
Go to places that others don’t
From Zambia to Panama, Finland to Australia, Peru to Turkey and more you’ll be given the opportunity to experience different projects, operations and cultures. You’ll be expected to contribute fresh thinking to how we drive productivity and efficiency. You’ll work with professionals from all over the world and their diverse skills, experience and approaches will help shape your development and progress as an emerging First Quantum leader.
Take your skills to the next level
You’ll be expected to take on real-world challenges from day one. We want you to use your learning and imagination to question everything, from the efficiency of a process or replacing old machinery with new kit. You’ll be influencing how we allocate resources or be instrumental in changing the direction of a project plan.
We’ll trust you to use your head and learn from your mistakes.
Calling all MBAs
We look for MBA graduates who really want to make their mark. The independent thinking, ambitious MBAs looking to work on world-class projects and apply their high-level analytical skills and real-world experience – perhaps from other industries – to achieving extraordinary things.
If this is you you’ll appreciate just how rare it is to enjoy the unrestrictive culture of a highly entrepreneurial business that is investing billions in highly challenging and ambitious projects, globally.
By definition this means that there is no ‘typical’ experience at FQM. But our MBA graduates usually work closely with senior management teams on strategic reporting and analysis projects, whilst managing operational responsibilities on the ground.